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This Week In Sales: A Week Of Celebration For Level 5

By Ishaan . January 9, 2013 . 1:33pm

Fantasy Life, Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone, and Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney showed up to celebrate the holidays in Level 5 style.

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The Yakuza Man With A Golden Gun… And A Fried Shrimp Hat

By Spencer . January 7, 2013 . 5:30pm

Also dress Shun Akiyama as a robotic loan shark with Sega’s January downloadable content update.

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Now You Can Play Virtua Fighter 2 Online Inside Yakuza 5

By Spencer . December 25, 2012 . 8:30am

Sega just released a third wave of downloadable content for Yakuza 5 and the big addition is an update that adds online play to Virtua Fighter 2 – the virtual Virtua Fighter 2 machines inside the Club Sega arcades within Yakuza 5.

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Yakuza 5 Sales Remain Relatively Stable In Japan

By Ishaan . December 16, 2012 . 3:00pm

Yakuza 5 sold through 65.80% of its initial shipment in its first week.

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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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