It’s an early holiday miracle! SEGA has announced they are bringing an HD remake of the first Yakuza to PS4. The game will feature redone and full Japanese voice-overs from the original actors, an HD graphical overhaul (including 1080p/60fps) and additional cutscenes and more!
I am down with that. Apparently, they are also including a “Majima Anywhere” mode where the one-eyed mad man will pop out at during mundane and weird situations to randomly challenge Kazuma.
Great stuff, SEGA. Time for me to start hounding the local game stores to make sure I get a copy at launch. Why? Because a physical release is in the works! Boo-yah!
I am currently in the process of buying all the parts to make a driving race seat for Daytona HD. Nothing made me happier than hearing the rumours that was bringing Daytona USA back to arcades -the prototype machine takes a lot of the nice design cues from the original cabinet.
Hopefully SEGA brings this home in short order! So, SEGA how about you do me a solid and make Daytona 3 Thrustmaster TX/T800 compatible for PS4 or Xbox One (with force feedback and shifter support)?
Yet more of SEGA’s amazing Xbox 360 library is available on Xbox One now, with Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown added just about a week after Bayonetta! This is definitely worth getting if you don’t already have it, it’s one of the deepest, technical, yet also fairly accessible fighting games there is!
After our previous post and video about Bayonetta on Xbox One, friend of the site TheGagaman pointed me to the above video. It turns out that if you are in the preview program, Bayonetta actually runs really well, and in some cases even better than the Wii U version. I have now tried this on my second console (which is on the preview) and can confirm it runs perfectly. Awesome!
After playing around 30 minutes of Bayonetta via backwards compatibility, I’m afraid to say it’s definitely not a good experience. The game frequently dropped to around 15fps, sometimes lower. The game remains playable (sort of) as the in-game action actually slows down when the frame rate drops too low rather than skipping loads of frames, but it is absolutely awful to play.
If you need your Bayonetta fix, stick to the Xbox 360 and Wii U versions of this classic.
I often walk into Ebgames (Game Stop) here in Canada and just randomly ask them to check on their computers as to when the next Yakuza game is coming out. I do this despite the fact that I get the press releases sent right to my inbox.
Why? I want them to order more than one freaking boxed copy of the game! Anyway, SEGA has finally announced that Yakuza Zero will be headed exclusively to the PS4 as boxed and digital release for early 2017 (January 24 to be exact) in the West and this includes Europe.