Tag Archives: yakuza 2
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 | 00:28 BST
Andriasang‘s generally reliable early Famitsu leaks report that Sega’s major Yakuza announcement is an HD remake bundle of the first two Yakuza games. The re-release is expected in early November – although previous rumours had it down for December – exclusively for PlayStation 3. We’re waiting on the magazine’s release for more information. The first two entries in the action series arrived on PS2; Yakuza 3 and 4 are available on PS3, and a fifth release is due this year.
Thu, Jul 17, 2008 | 08:36 BST
IGN has published a hands-on with Sega’s Yakuza 2. The intensity of the game’s combat really left its mark.
“The fighting system feels both faster and more responsive than what I remember from the first game,” says the piece.
“While it seemed a little stiff at times, the battle I tried in Yakuza 2 was quick, exact and extremely brutal.
“You can smash peoples’ heads into walls and watch blood fly, or clothesline them and watch their bodies flip and contort before their face smacks into the ground. New camera work makes these sorts of moves look even cooler than the first time around, which is awesome.”
Full impressions through the link.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Jul 15, 2008 | 22:06 BST
Sega has issued a press release revealing that Yakuza 2 will be released on September 9 this year.
“Yakuza 2 plunges you once more into the violent Japanese underworld where respect and honour holds great importance. In intense brutal clashes with rival gangs, the police, and the Korean mafia, you will have opportunities to dole out more brutal punishment,” says the release.
“Play as Kazuma Kiryu, the hero from the original Yakuza™ and explore Tokyo and now Osaka. Wander through the back alleys of Japan’s underworld while trying to prevent an all-out gang war. Endless conflicts and surprise plot twists will immerse you in a dark shadowy world where only the strongest will survive.”
Full thing after the drop.
Tue, Jul 15, 2008 | 10:35 BST
Sega has announced its official E3 lineup. Loads of stuff here. See below.
- MadWorld (Wii – March 2009)
- Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (DS – Fall 2008)
- Sonic Unleashed (360, PS3, Wii, PS2 – Holiday 2008)
- Alpha Protocol (360, PS3, PC – February 2009)
- Samba De Amigo (Wii – September 2008)
- Bayonetta (360, PS3 – 2009)
- Bleach: Dark Souls (DS – Fall 2008)
- Dinosaur King (DS – Fall 2008)
- Empire: Total War (PC – February 2009)
- Golden Axe: Beast Rider (360, PS3 – September 2008)
- Stormrise (360, PS3, PC – 2009)
- Space Siege (PC – August 2008)
- Valkyria Chronicles (PS3 – November 2008)
- Yakuza 2 (PS2 – September 9, 2008)
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Jun 18, 2008 | 09:04 BST
Seganerds is reporting that Yakuza 2 will have English subtitles, allaying the fears of fans who complained about some awful English voice acting in the first installment. Says the site:
Authentic, cinematic sequel. The gritty, genuine portrayal of life in the Yakuza is made more realistic throughout 16 gripping chapters with a return to the original Japanese voice cast and English subtitles.
That should please most of you, we thought. Yakuza 2 is scheduled for a September release.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Mar 26, 2008 | 11:51 GMT
Sega is to release Yakuza 2 in Europe, the publisher has just confirmed.
The PS2 title “will be available in stores throughout Europe during 2008,” according to a statement from the company.
“We are thrilled to treat the gamers in Europe to the sequel of the critically acclaimed Yakuza,” said Sega Europe marketing boss Gary Knight. “Yakuza 2 is one of the most requested Japanese titles in our portfolio and we’re delighted to finally announce a European version.”
Press release after the link.