Yakuza: Ishin website opened, debut screenshots
posted on 08.22.13 at 08:27 AM EDT by (@salromano)
First look at Kiryu Kazuma as Sakamato Ryoma.

Sega has launched the official Japanese website for Yakuza: Ishin, its newly announced Yakuza spin-off for unknown platforms.

The website currently offers “Prologue,” “World,” and “Cast” pages.

In Ishin, Yakuza series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu becomes Sakamoto Ryoma, who is after the swordsman that killed his father and honored teacher Yoshida Toyo right before his eyes in Tosa. After a year of sleuthing and now suspecting the Kyoto Shinsengumi, Ryoma disguises himself as group captain Saito Hajime.

The website has the first screenshots of Ishin. View those at the gallery.

Again, the game’s platform is unannounced, but a tweet from producer Masayoshi Yokoyama says to expect an update in next week’s Dengeki PlayStation, suggesting we’ll see this on a PlayStation platform. Though considering the series’ creator said Yakuza 5 would be the last title on PlayStation 3, I’d expect PlayStation 4.

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  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    i wonder who Majima will be

  • SuperLuigi

    If this is in game and not cutscene I imagine this is ps4.

    • jujubee88

      And PS VITA.

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    Yup, PS4.

  • slimegeneral

    Vita, maybe?

  • Raiyu

    I want to say PS4 but the fact that these screens aren’t even 720p tells me this may be Vita…but wo knows.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Don’t judge it by the resolution. The screenshots on Yakuza 5’s website are 480×270. It’s just dumb website formatting.

      • Raiyu

        Your probably right, I’m not gonna worry about it then.

  • http://www.hush404.com hush404

    Is it possible that all this weird zero talk about platforms possibly be because they’re planning on multiplatforming it? Just an idea. It doesn’t make sense to keep that info hidden if something isn’t up.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Japan’s yet to have their formal PS4 reveal. I’d imagine Sega is holding the information for then. There’s that conference coming up on the 9th. I expect we’ll hear about it then.

      • http://www.hush404.com hush404

        Ahh k. That might be.

  • Luca


  • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

    Oh my gosh… it looks amazing! This has to be released here! (as well as Kenzan) >__>
    Feudal Japan = even more lovely than the current one. *swoon*

    Thank you very much for those nice news regarding the game~ :3

    • マッシュー

      Considering that Kenzan is 2008, I don’t have much hope for that ;_;

      • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

        ya me neither but giving up on it would be too sad >____<''

  • Awnye

    Holy hell, those screens are beautiful…

  • Hidayat246

    “………Again, the game’s platform is unannounced, but a tweet from producer Masayoshi Yokoyama says to expect an update in next week’s Dengeki PlayStation…”

    even from the screenshot it was clear what is the platform

  • Zuhri69

    Regardless of the console, I just want to be able to play it. I mean, come on!!! Yakuza in Samurai Land, man!!!

    • Budgiecat

      You played Kenzan?

      • Zuhri69

        No, didn’t understand a thing. I wish I did, though.

  • Aldridge517

    Really hope this game comes to America.

  • Pyrofrost

    Looking forward to more Feudal Era Kiryu-san!

  • HassanJamal

    If this turns out be a vita game, I will be amazed.

    • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

      too HD

      • HassanJamal

        Maybe but who knows, right? Guess we’ll find out in a few weeks.

  • $3582264

    There are quite a few polygons and higher res textures in this one. I would be surprised if this game is for any of the current trend consoles.

  • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

    ah. I was hoping vita, but I don’t think the machine is capable of that. :(

  • Learii

    I like to see this on ps4

  • PrinceHeir

    hope to see Yakuza Ishin on PS4!!!