Project K Destined To Fight This Fall

By Spencer . April 22, 2010 . 8:05pm

Project K, a new spinoff in Sega’s Yakuza series, has a new hero. Tatsuya is fresh out of juvenile hall after knocking the lights out of a student in his high school. After his release, Tatsuya gets expelled and continues a life of street fighting. He soon becomes known as the strongest street fighter in Kamurocho.


Even after his friends chicken out, Tatsuya is so tough he follows through with a plan to jump a loan shark. Using all of his strength he fights Naoki Toda… and wins.


Story scenes, like the one described above, are fully voiced and told with stylized visuals developed by Spooky Graphic.



Tatsuya loves fighting so expect lots of fist to face action in Project K. Players can explore Kamurocho during the day and night, shop, and eat. Famitsu screenshots of the town and Tatsuya stomping on someone’s face.


Project K is scheduled for release this fall on PSP.

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  • anbu

    I got gooesbumps when I saw this. I saw some screenshots of the Kamurocho and it looks alot like the one in yakuza 1 and 2, in terms of graphics. Now I am pump for this game more than ever. And the trailer, the lead guy there looks more badass than kiryuu imo. Woot~ Alot of good games coming to psp!

    • But it’s going to be Kamurocho again. For the 5th time in a row…

      • kupomogli

        So? It’s not like going back to Kamurocho again degrades the games in any way. Also, in Yakuza 2 there was Soutenbori and Shinseicho and in Yakuza 3 there was Okinawa.

        Besides. A few things. Yakuza is based off storyline mainly so that’s one thing. The second thing is that any of the areas you were in are nothing more than rectangles for the streets and square rooms. They could have put any graphics they want on them to make a different area, but you’d still be walked through a bunch of rectangles. So it honestly doesn’t matter we’re going to Kamurocho again. They’ll probably have more quests to do.

        Also, it’s not like they’re just throwing the PS2 games Kamurocho on there or Yakuza 3 and 4 having Kamurocho being the same. They’re always updating the graphics.

        • Yup Yakuza does shine in its storyline, no doubt about that.

          Maybe it’s just me, but after marathoning Yakuza 1, 2, 3, I’ve known Kamurocho like the back of my hand. It doesn’t degrade the gameplay, but it feels like I’m having the nearly the same experience as the last game (substory hunting @[email protected]). Soutenbori, Shinseicho and Okinawa was a welcome addition though :3

          Anyhow, I’m still going to support the Yakuza series for it to be localised. I’m hoping for Sega to localise Yakuza 4

          edit: grammatical mistakes

  • Kenji Harima: The Game (?)

    • Except Tatsuya doesn’t secretly draw manga.

  • kupomogli

    I’m getting it.

    Also, while it’s a different name. That looks a lot like Mine doesn’t it? He could have later on changed his name because there was some story behind Mine that you were told and they could make an entire game off of if they wanted to. How Mine was poor and that he had no friends and learned on how he could only counter on himself, etc. Even if this wasn’t back story on Mine, I’d like to play a game based on him leading up to Yakuza 3.

  • Tokyo Guy

    What the hell? Releasing THIS fall? Do these games have any kind of quality control whatsoever? I mean I could swear that Yakuza 4 just released a few WEEKS ago. I fail to understand how any company can churn out modern games at the rate this studio is doing.

  • Aoshi00

    We don’t need Yakuza Kenzan, 3, 4, K, etc, just give us a Shenmue 3 Sega for the love of… I’m sure more people care about Ryo Hazuki than Tatsuya :(…

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