Sega Developing Yakuza Social Game For Mobiles

By Ishaan . December 15, 2010 . 10:24pm

Mobage Town competitor, GREE, has a big-name franchise coming to it in Japan. Sega are publishing a social Yakuza game on the GREE service. Not getting too fancy with names, Sega are calling it Yakuza Mobile for GREE.

 

Yakuza Mobile has a bit of a comical art style. Kamurocho has been overtaken by a powerful foe, and you need to help free it. Since Yakuza Mobile is a social game, you can cooperate with other players to help achieve your goals.

 

Yakuza Mobile for GREE is due for launch on the GREE service this winter. Players in Japan that pre-register get an unspecified special bonus. Additionally, Yakuza: Of the End and Yakuza Mobile will also share connectivity between them.

 


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  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    I demand that the next console Yakuza after Of The End to retain this amazing new 16-bit Chibi look!

    …But you know what, Mobage? I will never love you. Nor your GLEE clone.

  • http://www.themogblog.com/ Edward Walton

    Man, its getting kinda weird that I can point out all the characters in that screenshot. Well majority of them. Yeah… all of them. Its amazing how much I’ve grown to like this series in the last year. I even went and grabbed Yakuza 1 & 2 the Christmas before Yakuza 3 hit out just to round it out. Yakuza 4, can not wait for you.

  • PrinceHeir

    this reminds me of the recent news about God Eater coming onto mobile phones.

    i fear about the japanese video game industry in the future. it seems gaming production will continue to rise and the developers might stick to portable gaming by the time 3DS and PSP2 get’s more exposure.

    though i can’t blame them, since not alot of people are buying HD japanese games which is a shame since some of them are really really good.

    • http://twitter.com/gabriel_may_uk Gabriel May

      True portable gaming in Japan will be huge for many years to come, thanks to the success of the Nintendo handhelds and Sony’s PSP. But I think this is just a business strategy in that Sega, Namco, Capcom, etc are just jumping on the bandwagon, getting as much profit as they can.

      I think it’s just most young people in Japan wanting to always be on the move and hang out, hence why portable gaming has taken off even more over the years. Whereas those in Europe and Korea are content to stay in out houses and comminicate with other people online, instead of face to face.

      Personally Yakuza mobile looks fun :D The choatic battle looks like a blast to play :D

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