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Of Course Sega Is Working On Yakuza 4

By Spencer . July 24, 2009 . 12:30am

Sega formally announced Ryu ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu wo Tsugumono (roughly Yakuza 4: Successor of the Legend) is in development.

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Vote For The Next Ryu Ga Gotoku Virtual Hostesses

By Spencer . July 20, 2009 . 1:00pm

After sorting through 1,500 applicants Sega whittled down their search for Ryu ga Gotoku hostesses to 16 candidates, many of which are apparently real life hostesses.

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Sega Developing Another Yakuza Game

By Spencer . May 7, 2009 . 2:50am

Yakuza 3 came out less than three months ago and Sega isn’t giving the series a break. Series producer Toshihiro Nagoshi shared vague details about a new Ryu ga Gotoku project in an interview with Famitsu.

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Get Tanked With Sake From Sega

By Spencer . February 25, 2009 . 7:15am

When it comes to crossover marketing for Ryu ga Gotoku 3 (Yakuza 3) nothing is off the table. In addition to partnering with tan salons and fast food chain Matsuya, Sega made a deal with Seifuku Distillery to create Yakuza branded sake.   Two 720 mL bottles will be available for purchase: Awamori for 1,100 […]

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Visit These Real World Locations In Yakuza 3

By Spencer . January 23, 2009 . 12:50pm

Sega blends fantasy and reality with their Yakuza series. Past games tied in products like Suntory beverages and we-have-everything discount retailer Don Quijote. Yakuza 3 will go a step further and let Kiryu Kazuma have a meal in Matsuya.   Matsuya is a fast food chain in Japan that deals local cuisine like Japanese curry […]

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Sega’s Rising Dragon PS3 Looks Slick

By Spencer . January 6, 2009 . 3:23am

Japan gets PlayStation 3 bundles all of the time, but not all of them look like this. With the exception of the Gunmetal colored Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 the other hardware bundles are just a game, controller, and plain old console. Sega tried to add some flavor when they released Ryu Ga Gotoku Kenzan! […]

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Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 Rising For A Limited Edition PS3

By Spencer . December 2, 2008 . 7:50am

Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 is next year’s first major PlayStation 3 exclusive developed in Japan. Since Sega released a bundle for Ryu Ga Gotoku Kenzan it’s not much of a surprise they’re doing the same thing for Ryu Ga Gotoku 3. However, this package comes with more than a limited edition sticker.   The Ryu […]

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Yakuza 3 Finished In February

By Spencer . November 28, 2008 . 8:25am

Sega is well on their way to completing Ryu ga Gotoku 3 (Yakuza 3) and the zillion mini-games within the main game. When you’re kicking back away from the main quest Kiryu Kazuma relaxes by playing golf and visiting hostess bars. So, it’s rather fitting that pre-orders of Ryu ga Gotoku 3 come with Kamutai […]

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Sega tells us why they kept the Japanese voice track in Yakuza 2

By Spencer . September 4, 2008 . 9:24pm

Yakuza had its moments, but the recognizable actors skewed the experience. Luke Skywalker’s voice jilted the illusion of exploring Japan. Sega rectified the issue in Yakuza 2 which includes the original Japanese voice acting with subtitles and no English voiceovers – a rare move. We spoke to Kevin Frane, Associate Producer at Sega, about the […]

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Sleek Silver PlayStation 3 bundled with Ryu Ga Gotoku Kenzan

By Spencer . February 5, 2008 . 7:04am

Sega and Sony are collaborating to release a Ryu Ga Gotoku PlayStation 3 bundle pack on March 6. For 47,040 yen ($440) you get a shiny new Satin Silver 40 GB PlayStation 3, Ryu Ga Gotoku Kenzan and a dragon sticker. Besides the neat looking sticker (see a picture of it past the break), the […]

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Get your Kenzan fix now

By Rolando . January 6, 2008 . 9:46pm

  If you're a fan of the Ryu Ga Gotoku games and fell deeply in love with the first two installments and can't wait to get your hands on the third one, then today is your lucky day. This month, Sega has began their marketing blitz with Ryu Ga Gotoku Kenzan in Japan with promos, […]

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Ryu ga Gotoku returns in March 2008

By Spencer . December 4, 2007 . 6:48am

On March 6, 2008 Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan arrives in Japan. Unlike the other Ryu ga Gotoku / Yakuza titles this is not set in modern times, Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan puts players in the Edo period of Japan. Yakuza barely made a dent in North America, but Ryu ga Gotoku was a hot seller […]

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The return of Ryu Ga Gotoku rocks

By Spencer . October 4, 2007 . 9:48am

I’m glad Sega isn’t canning the Ryu Ga Gotoku series because Ryu Ga Gotoku Kenzan looks awesome. The Tokyo Game Show trailer just popped online and you should check it out if you’re a fan of adventure games. Click on to the official site, then to movie and it should be the first thing you […]

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Ryu Ga Gotoku Kenzen, welcome to the past

By Spencer . September 14, 2007 . 9:16am

While the other Ryu Ga Gotoku (Yakuza) games pit gamers in modern day Japan, Ryu Ga Gotoku Kenzen throws gamers back into feudal Japan. The setting is different, but Sega will probably keep the blend of adventure, free roaming and action the Ryu Ga Gotoku series is known for. I’m glad to see that Sega […]

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Sega’s TGS line up

By Spencer . September 14, 2007 . 5:29am

Ryu Ga Gotoku officially has a sequel and it’s coming to the Playstation 3 in Spring of ’08. Other notable titles on Sega’s list include Shiren 3 for the Wii (2008), Battlefield of the Valkyrie (Spring 2008) and Bleach: The Third Phantom (Spring 2008 too). So 2008 looks like a good year for Sega, but […]