Yakuza

Kazuya Kazama's new PS4 game features a unique story based on the Yakuza series JRPG fans rejoice! New information about Yakuza 6 has surfaced, and it features one of the most unique and interesting stories in the game series. According to game director Toshihide Matsubara, the game's story is based on the popular manga and anime series, "A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name." The manga focuses on a (pcgamer.com)

Yakuza's cabaret club did something very few games manage to do: unite everyone in realising that dress-up games are actually a ton of fun. Read article

Ryu Ga Gotoku Sheds Light on the Development of the Yakuza Series (pcgamer.com)

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Do You Feel So Underdog? Do you feel like you're the underdog in your field or your town? Do you feel like your opponents are better-funded and more experienced than you? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you might feel like you're not being given the opportunity to succeed. In fact, many people feel like they're underdogs because they don't have the same resources or experience as their opponents. This article is about (ign.com)

"I’ve never really talked about this before, so I’m not sure if I should just go for it now, but for [Like a Dragon] I was really, really inspired by One Piece," Yokoyama said. Read article

Reduced time finding people through thick smoke, identifying hotspots, and aiding navigation (ign.com)

"I’ve never really talked about this before, so I’m not sure if I should just go for it now, but for [Like a Dragon] I was really, really inspired by One Piece," Yokoyama said. Read article

Yakuza Is No More, Sega Confirms (comicbook.com)

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Yakuza Is No More, Sega Confirms (comicbook.com)

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'Yakuza' Is no more (pushsquare.com)

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Sega has formally dropped the Yakuza brand name and replaced it with Like a Dragon (eurogamer.net)

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International students conclude their participation in Global AI Summit to attract global capabilities (ign.com)

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"Grand Theft Auto 6 Leaks: 92 Videos" 92 videos of the in-development Grand Theft Auto 6 have been leaked online. The leaker claimed to have accessed them directly from Rockstar’s internal Slack. (ign.com)

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Ishin! By Jonathan Bolding Jonathan Bolding’s new series, Ishin! has just aired its first episode and it is a lot of fun. Set in a world of samurai and magic, the show is a blend of old-fashioned sword-and-sandal warfare and anime sensibilities. Bolding’s directing debut also provides a unique take on the traditional samurai story. The episodes are broken into short, adrenaline-pumping scenes that mix traditional (pcgamer.com)

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MK11 - NA Region | Fight Nights | PlayStation Tournaments (youtube.com)

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Yakuza remake to be released in Western countries (gamepur.com)

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Ishin! - A new kind of dragon-fighter) Japanese game developers Ishin! have announced their new dragon-fighting game, Ishin! - A new kind of dragon-fighter. The game is set in a new,geons-and-dragons world, and will feature ten different dragon-fighters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Players will need to use their skills and strategies to defeat their opponents, and ultimate success will depend on (pcgamer.com)

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Microsoft tweaked its way to update 365 Apps more silently (ign.com)

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Sega's Next Yakuza Game Could Feature A New Sega Says It's planning a new Yakuza game that could feature a new protagonist. The new game could be released in 2020. (kotaku.com)

You may have noticed that the new games announced earlier this week, from historical spin-offs to modern spin-offs to the ninth entry in the main series, all had something in common: Sega called them all ‘Like a Dragon’, while we still called them ‘Yakuza’, partly because old habits are hard to break, but also because we know that just as we still call them Yakuza games, so do most of you (I even refer to the Judgment games as Yakuza titles, just because it helps). Read article

Sega plans to revive the Yakuza series with a new game (kotaku.com)

You may have noticed that the new games announced earlier this week, from historical spin-offs to modern spin-offs to the ninth entry in the main series, all had something in common: Sega called them all ‘Like a Dragon’, while we still called them ‘Yakuza’, partly because old habits are hard to break, but also because we know that just as we still call them Yakuza games, so do most of you (I even refer to the Judgment games as Yakuza titles, just because it helps). Read article

How to Choose the Perfect VPN for Your situation VPNs are an important part of online security and privacy, and there are a variety of factors to consider when choosing the perfect one. Here, we provide a guide on how to choose the perfect VPN for your specific situation. (ign.com)

“In Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, our goal is to make a game with an interesting story, so whatever system best highlights that is the system we'll choose…If we think a party game will make this story sound the best, we will make a party game. Read article

Sega Plans to Rebrand “Like a Dragon” Series as “Like a Dragon” (digitaltrends.com)

The Yakuza name is no more, as Sega plans to officially rebrand the series of crime dramas under the franchise name “Like a Dragon” moving forward — a move that became apparent with the reveal of three new games prior to this year’s Tokyo Game Show. Read article

Sega to rebrand Yakuza series as “Like a Dragon” (digitaltrends.com)

The Yakuza name is no more, as Sega plans to officially rebrand the series of crime dramas under the franchise name “Like a Dragon” moving forward — a move that became apparent with the reveal of three new games prior to this year’s Tokyo Game Show. Read article

Sega plans to officially rebrand the series of crime dramas under the franchise name “Like a Dragon” (ign.com)

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Yakuza 8: Kiryu Kazuma’s New Hair (kotaku.com)

During the Yakuza studio’s RGG Summit 2022, Sega announced three brand-spanking-new Yakuza games: Like a Dragon 8; Like a Dragon: Ishin, a historical samurai spin-off of the series set in a fictionalized version of Kyoto in the 1860s; and Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, which will depict the events in Kiryu’s life between Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and Like a Dragon 8. Read article

Sony Announces New Games and Updates in Its State of Play livestream (polygon.com)

Sony’s latest State of Play livestream packed plenty of games and reveals into 20 minutes: There was a new God of War Ragnarok trailer, an official Tekken 8 announcement, a brand-new game from Team Ninja coming in 2024(! Read article

Sega Announces Yakuza 8 Trailer: Kiryu Kazuma & Friends Go Racin’ (kotaku.com)

During the Yakuza studio’s RGG Summit 2022, Sega announced three brand-spanking-new Yakuza games: Like a Dragon 8; Like a Dragon: Ishin, a historical samurai spin-off of the series set in a fictionalized version of Kyoto in the 1860s; and Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, which will depict the events in Kiryu’s life between Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and Like a Dragon 8. Read article

Nintendo Switch Is The Next-Gen Console For Yakuza In a new GameSpot interview, Yakuza executive producer and Ryu Ga Gotoku studio head Masayoshi Yokoyama expressed that he’s hesitant to bring the popular franchise to Nintendo Switch. Yokoyama explained that the console’s family-friendly image in Japan doesn’t fit with the franchise’s mix of combat, crime, and its “underground feeling.” (kotaku.com)

Speaking to GameSpot, Yokoyama explained that he wasn’t sure about bringing Yakuza to Switch, asking, “Do we want to put a title like this where we’re going around and picking a fight with the world and doing all this Yakuza stuff, on a Switch?” According to GameSpot, Yokoyama further explained that the Switch is seen in Japan as a more family-friendly system. Read article

Sega releases a new trailer for their upcoming new game, Yakuza 5. Sega releases a new trailer for their upcoming new game, Yakuza 5. In this week's roundup, we cover the latest on the game, Apex Legends, and more! (kotaku.com)

Speaking to GameSpot, Yokoyama explained that he wasn’t sure about bringing Yakuza to Switch, asking, “Do we want to put a title like this where we’re going around and picking a fight with the world and doing all this Yakuza stuff, on a Switch?” According to GameSpot, Yokoyama further explained that the Switch is seen in Japan as a more family-friendly system. Read article

Sega's Judgment Games in trouble with the ESRB Sega's Judgment Games in trouble with the ESRB Is Sega's Judgment series dead? EGM reports that the company has severed all ties with the developer, Takuya Kimura, after a disagreement over the release of the games on PC. If true, this would be a devastating blow for the series, as the games have been a mainstay of the company's catalogue for over 20 years. Judgment (pcgamer.com)

Judgment costs £34.99/$39.99 while Lost Judgment costs £49.99/$59.99, and you can pick up its expansion for £24.99/$29.99. Read article

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Graphics Card Pre-Orders Available In Vietnam (ign.com)

Yakuza's 2014 spinoff game Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin is getting released for the first time outside of Japan with a full remake in Like a Dragon: Ishin, Sony revealed at the September 13 State of Play. Read article

Yakuza 8 and Like a Dragon Gaiden Trailer Lead to New Announcement (kotaku.com)

Sega just released trailers for two new Yakuza games that are on the way: Yakuza 8, the next mainline game in the series (and one which we’d already seen and knew about), and Like a Dragon Gaiden, an all-new announcement which stars series stalwart Kazuma Kiryu. Read article

Yakuza 8 DEVs Say The Game Will explore the Theme of Kiryu's Past and Ichiban's Future (ign.com)

Yakuza's 2014 spinoff game Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin is getting released for the first time outside of Japan with a full remake in Like a Dragon: Ishin, Sony revealed at the September 13 State of Play. Read article