The Yakuza franchise is always well-received by the critics, even though it's not so huge in North America and US gamers often have to wait a long time to get new entries.

Now, the same developers that gave us the great Kazuma Kiryu are working on a new multiplatform title designed to cater to a wider audience . In development for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Binary Domain has been revealed by Famitsu; producer Toshihiro Nagoshi dished on a few important details. The game is set in Tokyo in the 2080s and the city has been separated into rich and poor sides. Even more interesting is the fact that human life has been almost taken over by robots, and things are starting to get a little out of hand. Now, the setting was an area of contention: the overseas development staff wanted an environment more accessible to an international audience, but Nagoshi said that because he was born in Japan, it's easier for him to make a dramatic story in his home town. On top of this, enemy AI ought to be really slick and intriguing, and it appears we're looking at a third-person shooter. This may not be surprising, though, as Yakuza: Of The End features that new element.

It's another talented team attempting to appeal to the Western audiences but the question is, can they make it work?

Related Game(s): Binary Domain

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Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

Need to see first how well the Yakuza of the End shooting mechanics works to feel hyped for this one.

Still at least I'm sure the history gonna be good if is the Yakuza team.


Last edited by Oxvial on 11/30/2010 9:53:08 PM

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

Interesting, kinda reminds me of Half Life.

SayWord
SayWord
9 years ago

I love the yakuza games! Going to keep an eye out for this one. šŸ™‚

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

One only has to look at MGS4 to know that Japanese devs are capable of making an awesome tp shooter. Still, far too many are not and that makes me a little nervous for this one.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Ummm… interesting? I dunno. Whatever.

Hello from the casino everyone!

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

Save it. No one is here. They're all off playing GT5.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I know. Buggers, I see em right down my PSN list all playing it.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

World,
Which casino, where?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Mystic Lake, here in Minnesota. We've got Indian Reservations nearby.

___________
___________
9 years ago

all i want is yakuza 4 with no babysitting like in 3 and actually let us use heaps of weapons!
one thing that really annoyed me in the game, you enter all those weapon trucks stare at all these really cool weapons but you cant buy them!
WTF is the point of just having a weapon sitting there, too look pretty?

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

World, Oh OK,
I try & keep up with all the competition(not that your region would effect us here), but still, I never knew Minne had even a tribal one.

Hope ya made some $$$

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

It sounds interesting, but you'd think they'd be able to get Yakuza: Of The End and Black Panther(?) out the door, not to mention localising Yakuza 4 and Kenzan! first… Still, if it manages to be as good a story as this guy seems to want, I'll keep it in mind.
Peace.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

HMMMM,
Just maybe, if they were able to localize, & then give us Westerners all the Yakuza a lot sooner than 1 damned year later, I think the sales might surprise them.

Just saying

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

Why can't they make it a ps3 exclusive.It will never look good as Yakuza 4.Hope they have Japanese voices!

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

watched the trailer, it looks very generic, but gonna wait for some gameplay before hate it.

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

The Japanese voice acting in the end was so good.The english voice acting sucked .I don't know why would nagoshi stick to overseas actors when he has such professionals right in Japan.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

HMMMM, Terminators in Tokyo?

The trailer looks pretty damned good.