The next Yakuza game is called Yakuza Zero
posted on 08.24.14 at 09:01 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Title revealed during Yakuza live stream.

Yakuza Zero

The title of the next Yakuza game is Yakuza Zero: Chikai no Basho (Yakuza Zero: The Place of Oath), Sega announced during this morning’s Yakuza live stream.

The game is in development for PlayStation 4 and PS3.

Further details were not announced. Sega will share more details at the Tokyo Game Show, which runs from September 18 to 21 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba.

Visit the game’s teaser website here.

Additionally, Sega also announced the winners of the “Sexy Actress Popularity Contest.” Initially, only the top ten winners were poised to appear in the upcoming Yakuza game. However, it was revealed during the live stream that those who ranked 11 through 30 will also appear in the game.

Sexy Actress Popularity Contest Results

  1. Chika Arimura
  2. Mana Sakura
  3. Ai Uehara
  4. Hibiki Ootsuki
  5. Saki Hatsumi
  6. Sato Haruki
  7. Ayaka Tomoda
  8. Riku Minato
  9. Marina Shiraishi
  10. Kotomi Asakura
  11. Riona Minami
  12. Kokoa Aisu
  13. Ayu Sakurai
  14. Nozomi Haduki
  15. Erika Kitagawa
  16. Ruka Kanae
  17. Kyouko Maki
  18. Emiri Okazaki
  19. Reika Aiba
  20. Iori Kogawa
  21. Ai Haneda
  22. Nao Mizuki
  23. Yuuki Natsume
  24. Rina Itou
  25. Maika
  26. Shizuku Hasegawa
  27. Nanase Otoha
  28. Riri Kuribayashi
  29. Miku Abeno
  30. Miho Tohno
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  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    Yakuza Zero chance to hit western shore.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano
    • badmoogle

      It will! Japan’s western shores! :p

    • http://www.talkcocksingsong.net/kernel/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/404-Error-Looks-like-You-have-Found-a-Dead-Link-Talk-Cock-Sing-Song-01.jpg Venom_Saiyan

      Beat me to it.

  • rockman29

    Bought games 1 to 4, enjoyed the heck out of them.

    But having difficulty following the series with the lack of releases.

    Less excited that it is also cross-generation.

    Still very happy with the experience over those games, always fun :)

  • Pyrofrost

    Anyone who knows me, knows this will be a day one purchase.

    But a prequel to RGG1, my hype meter is off the fucking charts!

    • Gigus

      Day one import you mean.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Imports aren’t purchases?

        • Articuno76

          Well, if you define a purchase as actually acquiring a product rather than simply paying for it I can see why you could consider it as not a day 1 purchase (shipping time).

          But heck, I’m in love with the PS4’s digital delivery system (install while you play, fast downloads) so I guess I’m going digital.

          • Pyrofrost

            Just stop, I’ve seen you commenting here long enough to know that you’re more intelligent than this Articuno.

            • Articuno76

              I’m playing with semantics. I’m bored :P

        • Gigus

          Depends ;]

        • Pyrofrost

          Internet logic is at work Solomon.

      • Pyrofrost

        I meant what I said, please take your fucking word games elsewhere.

        • Gigus

          Whoa geez. Don’t take things too seriously. Being ticked off by one tiny comment is a bit much.

          Going elsewhere now.

          • Pyrofrost

            You tried to be clever and it fell flat, blame yourself.

  • Gintoki79

    Prequel…? I wanted more idol Haruka. :(
    Another Yakuza game which won’t make it the west. FU SEGA!

    • Pyrofrost

      As do I.

      Considering the ending of RGG5, no doubt there will be a follow-up. It’s more or less a matter of when. They’re likely waiting for the PS4 to get a more sizable install base in Japan, then bring it out as a PS4 exclusive. That’s my guess anyway.

  • Gintoki79

    Hitomi Kitagawa didn’t make it in the list. :(

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    Mana Sakura, Hibiki Ohtsuki, Haruki Satou. Wow Japan you did good. Too bad no Seira Matsuoka though not sure she even auditioned or not.

    • Gintoki79

      Chika Arimura is better than all of them!
      Mana Sakura is ugly.

      • 罪罰

        *googles every single one to prove you wrong*
        ARARARARARARARA

        • Gintoki79

          Are you a Japanese girl?

  • Budgiecat

    What do I have to do? Hire actual Yakuza to dangle Nagoshi off the edge of a building?

    • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

      Plot Twist: Nagoshi is Yakuza.

      • Budgiecat

        then I’ll just have to bring in the Italian, Irish and Russian Mafia, Chinese triads, Latin Kings, Crips and the Bloods, and the entire South American Drug Cartel!

        and the Girls Scouts for good measure!

    • Elle

      LMAO but I have a feeling SEGA or people inside SEGA have Yakuza connections.

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      I could use my Geass.
      “lelouch Vi Britannia, commands you Localize all of the Yakuza and Shining series games”

    • Gigus

      Give them your soul! Oh wait, you’re a cat. That’s your job. *ships you to Sega HQ*

      In all seriousness though, what will it take?

  • pixxxelz

    *googles Chika Arimura*

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Yakuza Zero makes it sound like a reboot

    • Pyrofrost

      Personally, I’m expecting this game to really flesh out and deal with the conflict and drama that they touched on in Yakuza 2.

      That game brought forward a lot of usable pre-Yakuza 1 material.

  • Aiddon

    so it’s either a reboot or a prequel. The former would kind of suck considering how attached I got to characters like Kazuma and the latter would be weird as who would be the protagonist? I wouldn’t want to see Kazuma during his thug days as that wouldn’t really do much for his character. I dunno, maybe have his dad during his hitman years.

  • DarthBrian

    Not getting excited about this until localization confirmed. >_<

    • Solomon_Kano

      So, basically, you’re never getting excited about it.

      • DarthBrian

        Basically. T_T

  • 罪罰

    So it’s a prequel? completely new cast?
    I can’t live without my Kazuma-chan.

    • Gintoki79

      Call me Gin-chan.

  • Guest

    As in Zero chance we’re getting it. Dammit Sega!

  • kurosan9712

    Ololololololo. Love you Sega.
    Make MORE games that won’t ever come out in the west, and I’ll kiss you. I’ll even shave my beard before doing it.

    • Gintoki79

      You’re a horrible human being.

      • kurosan9712

        No, horrible human beings are ones that can’t cooperate to provide publisher enough sales, to net THEMSELVES further games.
        I don’t care for the fate of their’s, they deserve suffering.

        Me? I know japanese, I don’t have to.

        • Gintoki79

          So you’re saying fans, who supported the series, by buying the games, deserve suffering, because of lack of poor sales of one crappy spin off (Dead souls), which was mainly because, this series received little to none advertising from Sega.
          Good for you, that you know Japanese, but others, including me don’t, sadly.

      • Alos88

        You’re right; he shouldn’t have to shave. if Sega can’t accept his scratchy kisses then they aren’t worthy of his affection.

    • Budgiecat

      If you shaved your beard, everyone would see your asshole

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    They named it after me. how sweet. Now, let’s get some localization going, Sega. Please! xD

    • Solomon_Kano

      Threaten to sue if they don’t localize it!

      • Gigus

        So if zero sues doesn’t that mean the number zero should sue zero?

        • Solomon_Kano

          It can try.

          • Gigus

            That’s gonna be one ugly lawsuit.

      • Budgiecat

        Either that or kick Sega in the Pachinko balls and Pachislot

  • James Reilly

    Yeah unless you want Sonic or Miku then your shit out of luck for a localized Sega game.

  • Kamille

    almost if not all the girls are AV Idols. lol

    • gekitsu

      your lol is a bit late. it’s a series tradition.

      • Budgiecat

        Didn’t Saint’s Row have tera Patrick?

        GtA needs to step up their porn game…

        • gekitsu

          they totally got cold feet after spilling hot coffee.

  • EvE

    No Hitomi Tanaka?

    FUCK YOU SEGA I WILL NEVER BUY A SEGA GAME AGAIN

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Don’t think she qualifies

    • 罪罰

      ewwww

    • kurosan9712

      Wait-wait-wait. How do her lumps of fat even matter in VOICE work?
      I don’t think they do.

    • Gintoki79

      Only talents who are signed with Soft on demand, are appearing in this game. Hitomi Tanaka is signed with some other company.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    This is officially the second video game series i know of that has a number Zero in the Title name. The first is obviously “Resident Evil”

    • Solomon_Kano

      Record of Agarest War Zero, Mega Man Zero, Perfect Dark Zero, F-Zero, etc.

      • PrinceHeir

        Silent Hill Zero(non-canon though),

    • Budgiecat

      Street Fighter Zero

      Zero (Fatal Frame)

  • MadokaXHomura

    Sega does’nt wanna give you Shining series,Sega does’nt wanna give you Phantasy Star,Sega does’nt wanna give you Yakuza anymore,soon Sega won’t give you Hatsune Miku PD,soon Sega would only give you Sonic forever and ever.

    By SEGA.

    • kurosan9712

      Would be awesome to see.

      • Budgiecat

        dont be that weeaboo

  • Hidayat246

    I am not ready for this -_-

  • Awnye

    I hope it’s a prequel, that would be awesome! Imagine Tokyo in the 80’s!!

  • PrinceHeir

    Thanks for the google list of JAV XD

  • Kobracon

    Ugh….this just hurts now….siiigh. Welp, better double time my JP studies!

  • Tyler Rideck

    Microsoft should pay Sega for the English translation on Xbox One.