We're big fans of Sega's super fun Yakuza franchise, which is why we hope this is true.

Originally, we had heard Yakuza: Of the End would be the last title in the series. It features a definite gameplay twist, in that this time, we'll have the option of firearms (hand-to-hand was always the staple).

But now, according to Just Push Start , Sega is apparently working on Yakuza 5 , and it'll be released next year. We assume they're referring to a Japanese date, but who knows? They also say to expect a sequel to Black Panther , the solid PSP title.

If they are working on a fifth Yakuza , we're sort of hoping that they return to the standard formula. But then again, what do we know? We haven't played Of the End yet…could be amazing.

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PasteNuggs
PasteNuggs
9 years ago

I've never played this series. I just don't seem to have the time to see how good it is. I don't know if I would like it. But cool for the fans if it's true.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

If you are into anything Japanese then it's for you.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

i think world got it right. i like japanese women and i love the yakuza series. although i love their anime too. i think i need another 1.5 terabyte drive since my old one is getting quite full.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

u can put a tera gig or more in the PS3? If so, I thought it was up to 500 gigs.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

its an external drive that i formatted to FAT32 to work on my ps3

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

Yes a sequel of Black Panther on the Vita would be great.

Played the demo of Yakuza of the End it was actually pretty good but the control wasn't my cup of tea.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Your picture is different on my DroidX, how odd.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

lol!

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

Hell YES!
I hope my hero Kiryu Kazuma is back.
I hope it is for both PS3 and PS Vita.

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

Give the guy a break. He just wants to live in peace with the orphans.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
9 years ago

Im with you Kiryu, but that would mark the 3rd time he is pulled from retirement. Kiru needs to live in peace with his children now, i say.

The new characters on 4 were all fun, especially Akiyama, i wouldn't mind fleshing them/him or someone new out with, at a push, Kazuma giving advice from the sidelines.


Last edited by Lotusflow3r on 8/30/2011 10:15:02 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Akiyama is the best. He should get his own game.

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

Yeah it would count as the 4th time he's coming out of Retirement.
Even if they can't bring him back atleast a guest appearance should be there by Kiryu.
and Majima should make a comeback.
Majima my Second favorite Character in the Yakuza Series.


Last edited by Kiryu on 8/30/2011 10:22:42 PM

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

@world

i like akiyama's character alot, the lifeline of kamurocho. a guy who has a lot more money than he needs and just goes around lending it to those who need it, testing each client. as much as i would like him to have his own game, combat wise hes not that well rounded like kazuma.

Id say the cop has a better chance to get his own game. you know, an actual honest cop. all i know is rio from the hostess club needs to return, hahaha.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

Tanimura was actually my fave! loved his fighting style, but Akiyama was the most charismatic of the bunch I don't mind a game just for him.

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
9 years ago

good to hear. love this franchise. i think yazuza 2 is the best in the series. incredible story

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
9 years ago

After the unbelievable Yakuza 4, i just don't know how better this franchise can get….consider it a most wanted.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

actually, i prefer yakuza 3(not the us localized version) to 4. i liked how yakuza 4 switched perspective and all but i rather follow just one persons view for more fluidity.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
9 years ago

Yes, i also prefer that style, but Yakuza 2 had that at it's peak and 3 ended up being more of the same, but with a few politics thrown in.

4 seemed fresh again and each character was so gripping that i just couldn't put the controller down, that along with all the new features, especially the fighter training minigame, made it the best yet for me.

As much as it pains me to say, it does need to end soon as the plot is stretched out to max and 4 ended great.

Of The End looks great!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Of the End is just a spinoff, we won't see it and the fighting controls should return in a real sequel.

I'm down, but I'd like to see them open it up a bit. The little city and railed off streets felt confining. Great games, but aren't the boys busy with Binary Domain?

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

i never really found yakuza confining at all. i always found stuff to do to even notice it. i spent my time completing the list of heat actions like tearing off a persons nail/tooth with a pair of pliers or burning someones face with a portable stove. i played through yakuza 3 completely twice then moved directly to yakuza 4 and i didnt get tired of it at all. i actually got yakuza 3 free when i bought yakuza 4. i wish they left yakuza 3 alone like they did 4. i had fun playing those japanese games without knowing what i was doing initially. hostess clubs were interesting too.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I mean physically confining. There's tons to do, but the city is kind of like the opposite of your GTA styled city, you can't traverse much and your character stops mid-stride when you are a meter away from buildings.

Ignitus
Ignitus
9 years ago

I haven't played this series. Am I really missing something great?

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
9 years ago

Short Answer: Yes.

Long Answer: Hell yes.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
9 years ago

This and the Persona announcements… this is a good night. ūüôā

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

what persona announcements?

Bloodedge
Bloodedge
9 years ago

Yeah, what World said!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

P4: The Golden is coming on Vita and apparently the Persona Team have finished work on the engine that they intend to use on "the next numbered entry".

Also, P4: The Ultimate, a fighting game based on P4 from the BlazBlue team.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
9 years ago

OMG!!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

It's been confirmed! Famitsu broke the news, but Sega still has their presser to do sometime soon.

___________
___________
9 years ago

meh.
unless there truly bringing it into the 21st century im not interested.
yakuza 3 was ok, nothing special, but i could not help but feel i was playing a ps2 game!
looked terrible, and freaking text boxes?
in the 21st century, freaking text boxes?
really!?
if i want to read a harry pothead book id read a harry pothead book, not play a game!

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
9 years ago

That made no sense.

___________
___________
9 years ago

how so?
ill only be interested in a new yakuza game if they properly bring it up to date instead of bringing a ps2 game to the ps3.
dumbed down enough for ya?

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
9 years ago

I'm just baffled you think Yakuza reads like Harry…erm…"Pothead"….

…. ūüėČ

___________
___________
9 years ago

where did i say the games like harry pothead?
i said if i want to READ a harry pothead book id read a harry pothead book not play a game!
i cant understand why some of the dialogue is normal audio, then the rest is 100000 line text boxes!

Palpatations911
Palpatations911
9 years ago

Great game for those obsessed with japanese culture, but it just doesn't do it for the masses.