Sega teasing ‘surprise Yakuza announcement’ for August 18
posted on 08.08.13 at 10:19 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Next Yakuza game to be announced?

Sega will announce the results of its “Yakuza Character General Election” at the Alta Vision screen outside Shinjuku Station’s east entrance in Tokyo on August 18 at 17:00 Japan time, the company announced.

That’s not very important, though. What is important—Sega is teasing a “surprise announcement” related to the series, which will be revealed following the results.


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  • bloodiOS

    Yakuza 5 where?!

  • G.

    If the next announcement from SEGA isn’t a localization of Yakuza 5, Yakuza 1&2 HD, and PSO 2 Vita, PC (and a new PS4 version), I don’t care. >=/

    • Karysonson

      Considering the event is in Japan? Dont even think about it

      • G.

        Obviously I wasn’t talking about this one. I guess I should have been more clear when I said, “the next” and “localization.” >.>

        • Karysonson

          Oh sorry I apologize.

      • Pyrofrost

        I wouldn’t say all that, NamcoBandai used The Tales of Festival to announce a game and a localization this year; which is something they had NEVER done before.

        • Karysonson

          Considering they also announced the Japanese version at the same time that falls in more of a worldwide announcement I think he was talking about just a west localization announcement and if not, Im sorry

          • Pyrofrost

            Ah, true enough.

            That’s really the only think I can see for a ‘new’ or ‘surprise’ announcement though; being that Ryu ga Gotoku 6 has already been announced.

            Unless they plan on announcing a new Kenzan or Kurohyo game. I would most certainly wouldn’t mind a new Kenzan, that’s for sure ^_^

  • Pyrofrost

    Well, they’ve already announced that they are working on Ryu ga Gotoku 6 for the PS4. So my only guess would be some localization news of Ryu ga Gotoku 5 and/or 1&2 HD
    It’s the only thing I could see being a ‘suprise’ unless they are starting production on a new Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! for PS4; or perhaps a new Kurohyo on Vita.

    • Heavenly_King

      But, why would they announce that in Japan? I think that kind of stuff would make much sense to be announce in a western event.

      • Pyrofrost

        I understand that; which is why I also mentioned Kenzan! and Kurohyo. Hell, maybe even a new “Of the End.”
        I can’t really see any other surprises than that unless they’re doing a completely new spin-off or something.

        After all, the next installment in the mainstay series has already been announced.

      • PrinceHeir

        well they announced the localization of US/EU/AUS Tales of Symphonia HD Collection in japan as well so maybe there’s hope?

  • jujubee88

    Yakuza VITA.

    I feel it in my bones. *rips out marrow and rubs it between fingers*

    • KiQun

      Black Tiger sequel?

      • Heavenly_King

        it is Black PANTHER.

      • jujubee88

        Here’s the quote about him saying he’s working a Yakuza Playstation thing (though, he didn’t divulge every single nook and cranny of details),

        “Elsewhere in the interview, Nagoshi was asked if Yakuza was coming to the PS Vita. The game producer replied affirmatively, once again acknowledging how the series has been born and bred on PlayStation hardware”


  • Chaos Raiden

    English version for Yakuza 5 please, Sega.

  • Zestevez

    Yakuza x SMT, obviously.

    • Budgiecat

      Yakuza X Shenmue

      • TetsuyaHikari

        >Yakuza X Shenmue
        >implying one just isn’t a modernized version of the other


    • SuperLuigi

      Yakuza X My Little Pony duh

  • new_tradition

    Yakuza in space!1111!

    Yeah, I dunno >_>

  • ghostbooster

    don’t dream about yakuza5 localization they will be stupid to localize it when the last one(yakuza4) sold horribly on the west also this event in japan

    but again you never know

  • Nhiroz

    I hope it localization of Yakuza 5 :-) I need that in my life!

  • ghostbooster

    also for a perspective this is like BioWare saying we have a surprise
    announcement on America but in end it’s a mass effect 3 localization on japan
    it’s not gonna happen also very rude

  • Budgiecat

    I hope it’s not “Yakuza 5…coming to Wii U Japan only”

    Cause that would suck

    • Karysonson

      Well…..the wii u does need games at some point.

      • KnifeAndFork

        Well if they’re not localized who cares

      • Marco Tinè

        First and foremost, it’s the Yakuza fanbase that needs that game. And the fanbase is not on the WiiU.

  • shogunknight

    Incoming localisation on the western shores

    • ghostbooster

      i hope so but zero chance of that

      • Kobracon

        Did something happen? They’ve localized every main Yakuza game thus far, whats stopping 5?

        • Marco Tinè

          Probably stupidity on SEGA’s part. Sorry for the harsh choice of words, but honestly, what other valid reason could there be?

    • Keegs79

      Its for Japan. It has nothing to do with us in the States.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    I hope so!

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  • Coloso90909

    Yakuza only on PSVita.

  • TetsuyaHikari

    Ryu ga Gotoku 6 for PS4 already?

    If you want to give me a reason to pick up a PS4 early, this would be it.

    • KnifeAndFork

      And Shenmue III

      • TetsuyaHikari

        I wish :|