Yakuza Restoration Wants You To Take It Travelling With Your Vita

By Eugene . December 25, 2013 . 2:28pm

Did you watch Sony’s E3 press conference? With that amazing-but-probably-impractical video of someone taking their game with them on the go? Well, that’s happening to Yakuza Restoration in a form as well. Yakuza Restoration will be getting a Vita app that lets you transfer your save data from the PlayStation 3 or 4 into the cloud and onto your Vita.


From there, you can partake in one of several activities while on the go. Once you’re done, you can then re-upload it and send it back to your console where things like items, levels and cash get transferred over.



The app will be split into a few sections once you load in, and the biggest of them all is definitely the Battle Dungeon. As you can see in the first picture, it seems you’ll actually be able to play a version of the game modified for the Vita that sees Ryoma Sakamoto beating foes up one after another in a series of waves. You’ll get to level Ryoma up, and there will also be crafting material drops that you can then craft into weapons.


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The Another Life section houses the times when Ryoma’s just chilling out at home. You can do the vegetable harvesting and fishing mini-games here that we’ve covered before.


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The final Mini-Games section is exactly what it sounds like. A collection of five mini-games, it’ll allow you to play games like Mahjong, Shogi, Hanafuda, Kabufuda… and Texas Hold’Em. Totally legit guys. The West is here! Any money you earn from this can be transferred back to the game. If you lose money, then, well… Better luck next time pard’ner? You can also play some of them, like Texas Hold’Em, online. There will be national rankings for online play as well as basic chat commands too.



Yakuza Restoration will be out on Sony PlayStation 3 and 4 on February 22nd 2014. The app is also expected to be out at around the same time.

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  • JonathanisPrimus

    This seems like the most effort ever put into a companion app.

  • tubers

    The 1st image looks pretty good.

    Hope the reception is good enough to warrant a smaller independent spin-off title for the VITA.

    • michel

      That could be great!… For example, I loved how SquareEnix transformed Final Fantasy in Dissidia to make it a portable experience… What if Sega can do something as good with Ryu ga Gotoku?…

      • almostautumn

        Yakuza: Black Panther, which was for PSP, was a pretty radical spin from the Yakuza series. It has the same core values, but the combat system is a lot more intimate and “seedy.” It was pretty cool.

        • michel

          Yeah, something like that. But I didn’t get Black Panther because it was in Japanese and I wouldn’t have understood the story well.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Reminds me of the VMU and the side games you could play in it to boost stats in the actual games~.

  • TheExile285

    Oh wow, that’s cool. I thought these were just remote play features.

  • Masa

    whenever i see news of this game posted i always hope its news for the Western release……….what? One can still hope right. :)

    • Weeb

      There is no hope. Only Sega.

    • coco_wolfie

      sony have theyre claws pretty deep in yakuza, they have it releasing on vita, ps3, and ps4, so I have hope, plus theyve been listening to gamers recently especially westerners… but yeah sega, sigh

      • G.

        *Need Yakuza 5 first, please!* ;/

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