Yakuza 5’s Virtual Fighter 2 Mini-Game Supports Online Play

By Spencer . November 14, 2012 . 4:37pm


The Yakuza series has Club Sega arcades to hang out in and UFO Catchers to play with. Yakuza 5 ups the ante with an actual arcade port. You can play Virtua Fighter 2 inside Yakuza 5. Famitsu reports the mini-game (which will also be sold as a separate game for PSN/XBLA) also has online play. However, if you want to fight online you need to download additional unspecified software from PlayStation Network.


Makoto Date, the Mama from Kazuma’s hideout New Serena, and Kage the Florist from previous Yakuza titles will appear in Yakuza 5.


Sega has Yakuza 5 slated for release on December 6.

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  • Shadowman

    That’s a whole game on it’s own!!

    • Syn

      Its that Yakunception yo, a game, within a game……… within a game..

      Very impressive that they have integrated online play in mini game, I must say they are going all out on this one. 

  • KingGunblader

    That’s… actually really cool. I’ll probably get it when it hits PSN.

  • Watahashi

    I don’t know if I’d call Date a Mama. He’s kind of manly for that.

  • videoman190

    You guys spelled it wrong it’s Virtua Fighter not Virtual Fighter

  • kupomogli

    So not only is it free to people who purchase Yakuza 5, but we also get to play online, possible leaderboards, etc, with who I assume are other VF2 players playing the regular version. 

    Very nice gesture.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Oh my god, they are seriously going all out in this game. It’s insane.

  • Nicky Tetlow

    This is gonna be like Gaudia Quest in Retro Game Challenge all over again. I got so caught up by it I forgot I was playing Retro Game Challenge.

  • SupaPhly

    I swear if they do not localize this game I WILL hate Sega forever

  • Göran Isacson

    That is some crazy dedication to detail alright. Now wait for Yakuza 6 where you can log on to the internet and actually join discussion sites for games, idols, politics and chat with other players of the game in realtime…

    Only in that case… how do we know what we’re not playing the game Yakuza 6, from inside another game?

  • sibarraz

    I wonder if there will be cross play with users that bought the stand alone title?

  • GO! GO! ED

    That is pretty awesome. It’s adding replay value in a very bizarre way and I like it.

  • Neppygear

    That’s really, really cool.

    SEGA CAN WE HAVE THIS PLEASE please sega please

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