Yakuza 4 Table Tennis Game Has “Glaring Mode”

By Spencer . March 5, 2010 . 6:06pm

Why did Sega add that? Oh, wait you play table tennis with hostesses at the hot springs resort in Yakuza 4? Ah…


When you hold L2 you can zoom in, slow motion, and, well, stare.



PlayStation-CS captured this and five other videos from the Yakuza 4 demo, which you can also download and play right now.

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  • rinshu

    Sounds good until Sega cuts it out of the US version.

    • nyoron

      Heh, assuming there will even be a US version.

    • Hraesvelgr

      You know, as soon as I saw that there were comments on this, I knew someone would say this, which is rather disappointing…

      …because I wanted to say it.

      • Vino (Tim N)

        Needless to say, everyone wants to say it >>;

  • Vino (Tim N)

    I watched the video, and it made me laugh. Oh Sega of Japan, you sure know what your consumers want. Unlike Sega of North America.
    Anyways, hot spring goodness? Cliche table tennis afterwords? Awesome.

  • kupomogli

    Now that Sega knows we want the stuff in the game and if you support Yakuza 3, we might receive the game and if we do more than likely without cuts. One of the worst selling series Sega has, so they make some cuts to save money when they could have released any of their other better selling games and then fans start bitching about it. Sure, the hostess club management and bar are now gone, and it does suck that we’re not getting it but atleast we’re getting some form of Yakuza, the storyline and everything else.

    I’d rather support Yakuza 3 with a few cuts to get Yakuza 4 with no cuts than not support Yakuza 3 and get no Yakuza 4 at all.

    • Hraesvelgr

      Because if they had to cut content to save money on releasing the third game, they’re really not going to do that with the fourth game. Personally, I’d be surprised if they did release the fourth game even if all of the people saying they aren’t buying it now did buy it.

      And, from what I’ve seen, there are a lot of people who would still buy it even with the cuts if they dropped the price by $20 or so. Even if they didn’t make the cuts, this game will never have the push to compete with the huge releases of this month (FFXIII, GoW3, etc.), especially not at normal retail price. Frankly, I’m almost convinced that they want this game to fail. And when it does, they will blame it on the fans, rather than their stupid decisions.

      • kupomogli

        It doesn’t matter this game is released alongside FF13 and GoW. This isn’t one of the games that people are going to look at go, “hey, let’s try this” anyways. If that was the case then BOTH the first and second wouldn’t have sold as bad as they did.

        Even if no AAA games were released, how many people do you think are actually collectors? I’m sure all your regular PS3 gamers don’t have quite a few games they’ve been wanting for awhile, and it’s much easier to drop $20 or $30 on a game that has been out a year or more that you want than a new game going for $55(which is what Yakuza 3 is going for, even at Gamestop.) You and everyone who says the “OMG IT’S GETTING RELEASED NEXT TO FF13. IT’S GOING TO FAILZ0RZ!” needs to realize that this isn’t a high profile game and would, regardless of the release of FF13, have less of a chance being bought than your average game on the shelf. There are also other people who aren’t sheep and just throw $60 on every Final Fantasy that comes out because they know how to decide for themselves what games they’ll actually like and not go for just the overhyped ones with the Squaresoft brand name on it.

        What’s the excuse for Yakuza 1 and 2? How about this. Yakuza got promoted all to hell. Sold like crap, Yakuza 2 didn’t get promoted, sold about the same. Yakuza 3 gets released beside a bunch of AAA titles, and will probably still end up selling the same or around the same as Yakuza 1 and 2.

        Not sure how it’ll be now with all the fanboys now. “Blah blah blah blah blah Sega. Blah blah blah blah blah. I’m canceling my preorder. Blah blah blah blah blah. *suicide note*”

        Most of the people that are crying about the stuff getting cut admittedly stated they don’t ever go to the Hostess bar. Wtf is the reason then? You guys are pretty much admitting you’re whining *beeep* because you can’t get your way. Cry me a $%#@!*& river.

        I’ll tell you one thing also. There are five games I’m getting in March. Only two of which I’m buying first day. Yakuza 3 and GTA Episodes form LIberty City. The others I’m going to wait until they drop price are Just Cause 2, Resonance of Fate, and Final Fantasy 13.

        • Hraesvelgr

          Yes, it does matter that it’s being released around Final Fantasy and God of War. While it may not make a massive difference, people are more likely to try something out if there are no other big game releases nearby. There are also people who were going to buy Yakuza 3 over these games, but changed their minds when the cuts were announced. Now, those people are going with other games instead.

          The excuse for Yakuza 1 and 2 is that no one heard of them. I don’t recall any promotion for the first Yakuza game outside of Japan, unless it was some sort of one page magazine ad, which fewer and fewer people see these days. And yes, I know that Yakuza 3 isn’t going to sell that well regardless, which is why I was saying it’s crazy to think they’ll release Yakuza 4 with no cuts, if they even release it.

          Also, I don’t see the point in getting so incensed over this, dude. I mean, maybe you think those people are being ridiculous, but it’s nothing to rage over. I think this is a pretty good read about the Yakuza series’ general handling for the western markets. Lots of valid points.

          And I, too, am buying five games this month, which is why I prefer to spend my money on games that aren’t going to have content cut from them.

  • Umm the music while they play… reminds me of persona 3 and 4

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