“Project K” Is A New Yakuza Headed To PSP

By Ishaan . April 20, 2010 . 11:55pm

http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/projectk_psp.jpg Last month, during a Yakuza 4 promotional event conference, Sega teased a new Yakuza game headed our way, but neglected to provide specific details. Titled “Project K,” the game sounded like it would feature an entirely new protagonist, in place of series staple Kazuma Kiryu.


Famitsu magazine were able to reveal today that “Project K” is in development for PSP, and does, indeed, feature a new lead character. A key difference between Tatsuya, the protagonist in “Project K”, and Kazuma, is that he’s younger. The game still takes place in the fictitious Kamurocho, the same locale as the other Yakuza games.



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  • Tokyo Guy

    Hmm…I’m honestly tired of playing in Kabukicho. How about the development team stops rehashing the same environments and starts making new ones. Like I don’t know…Roppongi? Hell, why not make other parts of the country for that matter, like Kobe or Shizuoka or Osaka, all three of which have tons of yakuza related issues as well.

    I will fully admit that I didn’t play all the way through Yakuza 3 or 4, but what I did play (of the two) seemed to be exactly the same in terms of the locations and whatnot. Boring.

    • Well I can understand the reason behind using the same place. They have more time to focus on the story and they are shipping these things out so quick (1 year) that it is getting a bit ridiculous.

    • SeventhEvening

      You have played Yakuza 2 right? You know, the one that takes place in Osaka more than 50% of the time? Yakuza 3 has you in Okinawa for a good portion of the game as well. I do agree that they use Kabukicho a lot, but it’s not the only place you go, and it’s not like each game doesn’t contain new areas.

  • I figured it would be on PSP. It was only a matter of time, sadly. A lot of sequels seem to be going to handhelds for some reason.

    Plus, they are easier to develop games for as well. Well, fortunately..I’m not really interested too much in this installment, so that gives me all the more reason to skip this one. Kiryuu > young protagonist any day.

  • dusk

    The new lead looks like a bad guy. I can’t really imagine him going around helping ordinary civilians in side missions.

  • symytry

    Definitely not as cool as Kazuma, but I’m all for PSP getting some Yakuza love.

  • kupomogli

    If it ever comes out I’ll probably buy it first day. I’ve enjoyed all three Yakuza games we’ve received.

  • thebanditking

    Oh this is freaking awesome, the PSP greatness returns. With the fan excitement covered now logic sets in, I wonder how long Sega will dick around before releasing this in the West.

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