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This Week In Sales: Wii U Debuts With Mario And Monster Hunter

By Ishaan . December 12, 2012 . 12:30pm

The Wii U launched in Japan this past weekend, with New Super Mario Bros. U and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate at its side.

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In Yakuza 5, Goro Majima Is “Dead”

By Sato . December 5, 2012 . 4:10pm

Trouble seems to follow the hardboiled Taiga Saejima wherever he goes. In Yakuza 5, he finds himself back in prison to start his journey. He escapes when a newspaper arrives saying “Goro Majima, dead”.

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Sega Made Limited Edition Yakuza 5 Gambling Items

By Spencer . November 24, 2012 . 1:00pm

We’ve seen Yakuza booze before and Sega is upping the ante for Yakuza 5. If you buy the PlayStation 3 Emblem Edition bundle at certain stores like the Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara you can enter a raffle for Yakuza swag.

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You Have A Date With Yakuza 5′s Hostesses

By Spencer . November 23, 2012 . 3:42am

Hey it’s Yakuza producer Masayoshi Yokoyama and he’s here to show us Yakuza 5′s hostess chatting system. Sega revamped this part with a free action system that has more conversation options and hostesses talk in Yakuza 5.

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Hatsune Miku Goes Gangster For Yakuza 5 Collaboration

By Spencer . November 22, 2012 . 4:02pm

During a NicoNico broadcast, Sega announced a Yakuza 5 and Hatsune Miku crossover. Shun Akiyama can walk by Hatsune Miku snow sculptures and win Miku toys from UFO catchers.

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Next Week’s Yakuza 5 Demo Takes Players To Fukuoka

By Spencer . November 21, 2012 . 4:00pm

Sega will release a downloadable demo for Yakuza 5 on PlayStation Network on November 27. Players will be able to explore Nagasugai, a fictitious town in Fukuoka, where Kazuma Kiryu has been hiding out as a taxi cab driver.

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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.

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Be An Idol Manager Or A Rickshaw Driver In Yakuza 5

By Spencer . November 9, 2012 . 12:33am

Yakuza 5 has a main story centered around each character’s dreams and sub stories where Kazuma Kiryu drives a rickshaw. After the events in Yakuza 4, Kazuma has been hiding out in Fukuoka and working as a taxicab driver.

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Baseball Time? No, It’s Yakuza 5 Time

By Spencer . November 1, 2012 . 3:09am

You can play as Tatsuo in Yakuza 5 and when he isn’t swinging a bat in a street fight he’s at the batting cages. Yakuza 5 has a mini-game where you hit pitches thrown by one of Tatsuo’s high school baseball teammates.

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Yakuza 5 Might Be A Better Idol Sim Than The Idolmaster

By Spencer . October 26, 2012 . 3:12am

Namco Bandai eat your heart out, Yakuza 5 also has an idol training portion where you play as Haruka Sawamura. This part of Yakuza 5 has less skull smashing and more fan meetups.

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Yakuza 5 PS3 Has Special Controller, 8GB USB Drive Loaded With Yakuza Content

By Spencer . October 16, 2012 . 1:10am

The Yakuza 5 PlayStation 3 bundle includes a few extra items Sony didn’t mention in their announcement.

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You Can Play Virtua Fighter 2 In Yakuza 5

By Spencer . October 12, 2012 . 12:03am

And play air hockey with hostesses.

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Yakuza 5 Has Ramen Making And Snowball Fight Mini-Games

By Spencer . October 10, 2012 . 1:48am

Kazuma Kiryu has two jobs in Yakuza 5. He works as a taxi cab driver in Fukuoka and as a ramen shop chef in one of Yakuza 5′s mini-games.

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Meet Yakuza 5′s Cabaret Club Gals

By Spencer . October 5, 2012 . 2:10am

The game has a free flow conversation system and you can take ladies out of the club to go on dates. Who can you date? Let’s find out.

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Sega Beefed Up The Hostess Dating System In Yakuza 5

By Spencer . October 3, 2012 . 2:46am

While conversations in previous games were mostly text, Sega says most lines will have voice acting and girls will speak in regional dialects. The free action system should give players a more realistic conversation too.