Yakuza: Of The End Blasts Into Stores On June 9

By Spencer . April 7, 2011 . 12:32am

imageShortly after the Tohoku Earthquake, Sega postponed Yakuza: Of the End. The PlayStation 3 zombie shooter was originally scheduled to come out the same week. Looks like the delay wasn’t too long. Yakuza: Of the End (well, aside from a few early copies that retailers received) will be released on June 9 in Japan.


First run copies come with two bonuses, a Yakuza sticker that says "Go for it, Japan!" and more importantly a donation to the Red Cross. A portion of the proceeds will go towards areas affected by the Earthquake. Awww… we always knew Goro was a big softy.

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  • I hope this comes to North America! I love the Yakuza series so much. I also wish I could import this to help Japan out with their crisis. Go for it Japan, stay strong just like those stickers say!

    • symytry

      I’d like for it to come out here too, but first week sales of Yakuza 4 were less than half of what Yakuza 3 sold… After all Sega’s efforts to give us a near-complete version. Of The End might still have a chance, since it’s really being branded as more of a shooter, but I wouldn’t hold my breath or anything.

      • I never held my breath for Yakuza 3 or 4 to be completely honest. I just figured they would never make it over. I am glad they did. I remember I was really shocked when I seen the second one in stores just because of the small fan-base Yakuza has. Games like Yakuza don’t appeal to many people overseas which is unfortunate because it’s a really great series. I hope it comes to NA, but again I won’t count my chickens until they hatch.

      • I wonder if the fact that the demo for Yakuza 4 was absolutely terrible has anything to do with it. I know if I had never played a Yakuza game and then I played the combat-only demo, I would’ve passed on the series too. I probably would’ve seen the series as a poorman’s Final Fight or something.

    • PrinceHeir

      yes :D

      please sega localize this and the black panther.

  • symytry

    nicely done Sega :)

  • The 3rd guy reminds me of Barret…from ff7

    • Guest

      Since when does a blonde Japanese guy look Black

  • I will be greatly upset if this doesn’t come out in the States.

  • KyoyaHibari

    I tried the demo and it wasn’t to great, the aim mechanics were sorof weak and it wasn’t as exhilarating as I expected, I wish they would bring Kenzan here.

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