Yakuza Series News


The Cartridge Family 038 - Detroit: Become Human, N64 Classic, PS4's Geriatric Phase

By Joe Stasio, May 26, 2018 3:00am PDT

Buffa buys extremely green bananas.


Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Review: Unchained Melody

By Brittany Vincent, Apr 17, 2018 8:00am PDT

The Dragon of Dojima's song is ending, but is this a fitting coda to the Kiryu's legacy? Find out in our review. 


"Glad this got delayed so that I could focus on finishing my current game. Nice to be able to ..."

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Yakuza 6: Song of Life Delayed, But Don't Cry Just Yet

By Charles Singletary, Feb 02, 2018 9:25am PST

The game is getting pushed back a month, but progress in the upcoming demo will carry into the retail launch.


"I just finished Yakuza 0 last week and am now on Yakuza Kiwami. After playing through 0, I ..."

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Yakuza 2 HD Remake Leaked On Taiwan PSN

By Charles Singletary, Aug 24, 2017 7:19pm PDT

A quick eye spotted a now removed listing for an HD remake of Yakuza 2 built on Yakuza 6's engine.


"This would be great if true. I've only ever played it through EMU and i didnt really take the ..."

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Yakuza 0 and Persona 5 will remain exclusive to PlayStation platforms

By David Craddock, Jan 03, 2017 2:54pm PST

No Switch or PC ports.


TGS 2015: Yakuza Kiwimi brings remastered original to PS4/PS3; Yakuza 6 coming in 2016

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 15, 2015 12:30am PDT

The original Yakuza is getting the remaster treatment for PS4 and PS3, but there's also a whole new sequel on the way in 2016.


"i would be hyped about this... if it wasnt for the fact that anything they've announced we'll ..."

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Yakuza 5's hostess clubs, character designs, and more highlighted in dev interview

By Daniel Perez, Aug 07, 2015 7:53am PDT

Sega has released a new developer diary where we learn about Yakuza 5's many hostess clubs, character designs, and more.


How Yakuza 5 aims 'squarely at adult Japanese players'

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 26, 2015 12:15pm PDT

Yakuza 5's North American release is on its way, so PlayStation's Gio Corsi talks to the series' producers to get a better idea of how it is taking direct aim at the Japanese gaming audience.


"That is what makes Yakuza great, they tell the story they want to tell and don't cater to the ..."

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PlayStation Plus February free games includes Transistor, Thief, and Rogue Legacy

By Daniel Perez, Jan 29, 2015 8:50am PST

Sony has quite the lineup for its free games for PlayStation Plus members next month that includes some great games.


"The games with gold haven't been as awful as you are portraying them. They have more and better ..."

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Yakuza Zero announced for PS3 and PS4 for Japan

By Robert Workman, Aug 25, 2014 7:00am PDT

No word on a U.S. release, but the last two are still M.I.A. in the states as well.


"Most likely will never be released in Europe or North America. Just like Yakuza 5 and the ..."

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Yakuza: Restoration coming to PS4 and PS3

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 09, 2013 12:34am PDT

Sega is working on yet another Yakuza game. And once again, it'll be a PlayStation exclusive. Yakuza Ishin (Restoration) will be coming to both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in time for the Japanese launch of the PS4.


Yakuza: Restoration announced, focuses on Meiji era

By Steve Watts, Aug 19, 2013 4:00pm PDT

Sega has teased a new Yakuza spin-off, which appears to play on the Japanese restoration period that lasted from the late 1800s to the early 1900s.


"Another cool Yakuza spin off game that won't come to the states, great."

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Yakuza 5 details shared by franchise creator

By Xav de Matos, Oct 26, 2011 6:45pm PDT

Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi held an online conference via Japan's Nico Nico Video network this week, revealing the first bits of information on the next game in the series.


"A great and underrated series, more people should play these games"

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Yakuza: Dead Souls coming to US in March 2012

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 05, 2011 10:00am PDT

Zombie spin-off Yakuza: Of the End is coming to western PlayStation 3s in March 2012 under the name Yakuza: Dead Souls, Sega announced today.


"LOL...they're actually going to bring it here after all....props to Sega for having the balls to ..."

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Yakuza: Dead Souls trademarked

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 28, 2011 3:15pm PDT

It appears Sega is planning on localizing yet another Yakuza game for Western audiences. Yakuza: Dead Souls has been unearthed as a trademark in the European Union.