When it was announced that Yakuza would appear on the PSP, we learned that protagonist mainstay Kazuma Kiryu wouldn't be involved.

Therefore, some fans were wondering if we had seen the last of the bad-ass with the bad-ass tattoo and the bad-ass butt-kicking ability. But you needn't worry: according to Andriasang , Sega has announced two characters for the next Yakuza title on the PlayStation 3: Goro Majima and yes, Kazuma Kiryu. Both of these characters will be playable and perhaps surprisingly, the one image shown by Sega is of Kiryu holding a very large gun…which is in stark contrast to previous games, because this guy is all about brutal melee. Said series director Toshihiro Nagoshi:

"It's said that if Kiryu doesn't appear, Yakuza cannot begin. However, when we revealed Majima as the first main character, in addition to the reaction of 'You can use Majima this time!' it was widely said that 'Kiryu is gone!' and 'It's a game exclusively with Majima,' so we wanted to quickly get out information about Kiryu's appearance as well. Please wait just a bit more for the next update."

Yeah, it's just not Yakuza without Kazuma. Remember, the US is way behind on the installments; we just got the third entry this past March while the fourth is already out in Japan. So when we see Yakuza 5 unveiled at the Tokyo Game Show, don't get too excited…just hope Sega will bring the fourth game here soon.

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Oxvial
Oxvial
12 years ago

Game gonna be a must have for me just for Majima.

also I hope they put Taiga again, watching the videos of 4 I really liked his gameplay.

kraygen
kraygen
12 years ago

I've only played the demo on ps3 that was released for yakuza 3 and it didn't really impress me. Is there a lot more to this series than what I'm seeing? I keep hearing how awesome it is, but my experience with it is obviously limited.

So to those who love it, why's it awesome? What sets it apart and is it ok to start with the 3rd game?

Oxvial
Oxvial
12 years ago

Well why don't you check the review?

https://temp.psxextreme.com/ps3-reviews/360.html

And yes you can watch a recap of Yakuza 1-2 so you would be okay, but the first chapters of Yakuza 3 are the evolution of Kazuma has a character (Now a 40 years old years ex-Yakuza that runs a orphanage) that I think only the old fans would appreciate , when the news would go nuts with the orphans missions .

Kiryu
Kiryu
12 years ago

I Hate people like you who don't like excellent games!

kraygen
kraygen
12 years ago

Wow, interesting how I said the demo didn't impress me so I get hated on for not liking the games. I specifically ask ppl to tell me whats so great and no one can do that, they can only make stupid comments.

I did read the review later and it sounds interesting, but it still didn't scream awesome.

Oxvial
Oxvial
12 years ago

I did a stupid comment? okay that was the last time I reply to you.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

Majima's sick…

And they better not mess with Kiryu, he needs to come back.

Kiryu
Kiryu
12 years ago

Kiryu Should Come Back on PS3!

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
12 years ago

go away

GuardianMode
GuardianMode
12 years ago

Im still stuck on 2 building up that hostess bar. >.<

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
12 years ago

Quickly becoming one of my fave gaming franchises.

Yakuza 4 is coming here early next year.

Kiryu
Kiryu
12 years ago

Quickly becoming???
hehehehehehahahaha!!!

I Have been a loyal Ryu Ga Gotoku (Yakuza) Fan since 2005!

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
12 years ago

Instant buy!

___________
___________
12 years ago

yakuza without Kazuma is as pointfull as GOW without kratos or R&C without ratchet or clank!
cant wait till yakuza 4 releases here im march, i really enjoyed 3 besides the constant tedious babysitting!!!!!!!!!!
remove the tedious babysitting, allow us to use more cool weapons and ill be happy!
thats one thing that really bugged me with the last, you enter the weapon van, see all these cool different shaped swords, axes, maces and such but you cant buy any of them!

Kiryu
Kiryu
12 years ago

Majima Playable ?My Dream come True!