Yakuza: Ishin Japanese box art
posted on 11.22.13 at 11:34 AM EST by (@salromano)
For the first time in color.

Yakuza: Ishin producer Masayoshi Yokoyama has shared the final Japanese box art for the upcoming PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 game. And it does something no other Japanese box art for a Yakuza game has done.

It’s in color.

Yakuza: Ishin is due out in Japan on February 22.

  • EX+

    Very simplistic and cool.
    If I was in a store and saw a boxart like this, I’d definitely be interested.

    • Budgiecat

      You know if this got localized they’d change the cover for no reason and make it worse. Everyone knows on the whole, JPN covers > others

      • EX+

        Budgiecat, why are you so negative?

        • bloodiOS

          Got too many electrons in his fur ¯_(ツ)_/¯

        • Budgiecat

          I’m a Black cat cmon

  • TheExile285

    Ohoho, I like this.

    Please SEGA, give Yakuza another chance in the West D:

    • Elvick

      I wish they followed through with the Collection. I think that would have boosted franchise awareness. And I don’t know if they can release digitally or if they have, but they could have followed up the Collection with 3/4 and the spin-off releasing on PSN. Then 5. Then this.

  • Articuno76

    I gotta admit I like the blue line over the top (similar to Vita games).

  • Sacha Salvatore Morgese

    I should be in Japan at the time it comes out! Day one for me! :)

  • Damian Wayne

    I want this in north america :(

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Very nice~

  • Aldridge517

    I have an itch for an Edo period game that needs scratching.

    • badmoogle

      I’m afraid you’ll have this itch for a good long while unless you import it

  • syaznifaiq

    someone please contact sony 3rd party production team NOW

    • Budgiecat


  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Lookin good.

  • Takane Shijou

    Really feels like the only reason we’ll maybe see this in the West is due to the lack of games that comes with the launch of a new console.

    • badmoogle

      Well we didn’t see Kenzan either and that came out in a very dry period for the PS3.

      • Takane Shijou

        Yeah, pretty much the reason why I put ‘maybe’ in there as well. It might even be to the point (which isn’t that outlandish) to think that they’ve basically just taken out localization for a large amount of titles in general. The lack of communication even about cancelling PSO2 to NA/EU is pretty disturbing and quite a bit frustrating.

        Though, at this point, it seems par for the course for companies to do when it comes to that sort of thing.

      • Budgiecat


  • Budgiecat

    no women on the cover lol

    • Heavenly_King

      Only manly men XD

      • 罪罰

        Fuck yes.

  • Portia Pumpkinpipeater Jackson

    Please sign this petition to localize Sega games especially Yakuza 5 !!