A few items of interest from Andriasang this week, starting with "The End" for Yakuza .

An ad placed on the opening page in the recent Famitsu makes one thing very clear: the city we know so well in the Yakuza series, Kamurocho, might be finished. The ad is in regards to the currently unannounced new title, and it may play into series producer Toshihori Nagoshi's recent comments about implementing a "destruction" theme of some kind. Perhaps they'll clear all this up at next month's Tokyo Game Show. Next up is the obvious Japanese fascination for Square-Enix's The 3rd Birthday and more specifically, heroine Aya Brea. She has landed on the front cover of the latest Dengeki magazine, and they even analyze the ring on her finger. Apparently, it's not a wedding ring, but it might have something to do with her lost memories and nightmares she suffers from. We also have more gameplay details for the upcoming PSP game, including two Aim Modes, hints from allies, and the different forms of "Twisted" enemies. We're definitely looking forward to this one, and we also applaud Aya's return.

As for that mysterious Yakuza ad, it may or may not indicate the end of the franchise. Perhaps it's only referring to that one city, and the theme behind the new title. We'll just have to wait and see.

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godsman
godsman
12 years ago

I didn't even buy the 3rd game yet and I won't anymore. Not when they took out the Hostess Bar and the mahjong gameplay. I don't really care if it ends or not, unless they bring back the essence of Japanese culture to Yakuza 4 US version.


Last edited by godsman on 8/25/2010 11:39:28 AM

Radical Gordon
Radical Gordon
12 years ago

I thought Yakuza 3 still captured the essence of the Japanese culture even without the MahJong and Hostess Bars.(I'm sure you know there is more to Japanese culture than hostess bars and MahJong)
There was still lots to see and do that really gave it the right feel.
I can't wait for the next one.

Kiryu
Kiryu
12 years ago

You're an idiot for not buying Yakuza 3 for not having the hostess clubs and mahjong.Have you even played the Ryu Ga Gotoku Series(Yakuza Series)???

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
12 years ago

No name-calling.

godsman
godsman
12 years ago

Calling it the sole essence of Japanese culture may be a bit harsh, I take that part back. But if you have been to japan, you'll realize that is a HUGE part of the culture.

Dub LoC
Dub LoC
12 years ago

Pretty sure I read that the US version of 4 will not be altered gameplay wise from the JP release.

Kiryu
Kiryu
12 years ago

Yakuza 5 is going to be awesome.Guess what guys
spoilers!!!
Ryuji(The badass villan from Yakuza 2) is still alive.He is coming back in Yakuza 5!You play him as one of the characters.
It's going to be awesome.

Ryuji is my third most favorite character in the Ryu Ga Gotoku Series(Yakuza Series).
Kiryu,Majima,Ryuji,Nishki,Kazama ShinTaro(Fuma Shintaro),Shinji…

I think the city is taken over and destoryed by another Yakuza family.

Kiryu,Majima,Akiyama nad Ryuji are going to fight for Kamorucho!!!


Last edited by Kiryu on 8/25/2010 12:04:57 PM

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
12 years ago

You're an ultimate fan of the Yakuza series indeed.

SkaterAlchemist
SkaterAlchemist
12 years ago

I think Shinji should be higher than Nishki. Just me saying I know the ending of Yakuza 1 was cool and amazing but still. Nishki went crazy in the middle of the game and I don't like it.

Kiryu
Kiryu
12 years ago

@Snaaaake
Yes i am the Ultimate Fan of the Ryu Ga Gotoku Series or as you call it the yakuza series.It has everything!
Ryu Ga Gotoku Series,Gran Turismo Series,Team Ico series,Uncharted Series,God of War series etc…

RaGeQuiT
RaGeQuiT
12 years ago

i played the 1st 2nd and 3rd can't wait for the new one!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

I'm glad there is a Japanese fascination with Aya Brea, it bodes well for the series finding some way to return to console form.