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.
I spotted this on Eurogamer this morning and it gave me quite a chuckle.
A concerned parent has claimed that the angst riddled Shadow is yelling the “C-word” in Sonic and Mario at Rio Olympics game which in turn influenced his daughter to repeat the filthy word around the house. Shadow girl should sing a song about this, I think.
The father from Barnstaple, North Devon claims (as stated to the tabloid the Mirror):
“During the football section of the game, there is a specific character called ‘Shadow’ that every time a shot is blocked, saved or even tackled he would shout the word ‘c***'”
I’ve been thinking a lot about Outrun and how it is one of the best racing games ever. I would love to one day own an Outrun 2 SP cabinet. I really hope that SEGA revisits the series soon in its more modern form and doesn’t leave a quality AM2 developed home port with force feedback support in Japan (like it did during the PS2 era).
I get the sense a lot of fans would love to get their hands on this game again as the PC version isn’t on STEAM and the HD version on PS3 and Xbox 360 disappeared when SEGA lost the Ferrari license.
My heart pounds with excitement. No Western release information yet but with SEGA currently trending towards catering to fans – one can hope this gets some kind of boutique release.
It looks like Beat Takeshi is in this one as well (he might have been in 5, I haven’t played it yet). The action seems to take place in a variety of the locations of previous games with Hiroshima being a new focus.
Uhhhh…I have this lovely title sitting on my desk as I type this out. It has been on there for the last 3 days…the trials of parenting and time management :/ It is still sealed and I haven’t smelt the ink of the art book.
Even worse, I’ve had Yakuza 5 since launch and haven’t had a chance to play a minute of it.
SEGA has finally confirmed Yakuza 0 for a North American and European release, coming “early 2017”. Only the PS4 edition of the game is being released in the West but it will be coming in retail and digital format.
I just got back from London and magazine culture is still alive and kicking over there. I picked up an awesome copy of Retro Magazine’s Outrun Issue and there was a deep stirring in my soul when I saw a classic SEGA videogame on the cover.
That brings me to the Mega Visions project which is being run by the crew who started SEGA Nerds. They are attempting to craft a multimedia digital magazine and bring some of that magazine magic back.
They have Tom Kalinske and Al Nilsen as columnists for the magazine run. That should prove very interesting!
SEGA has been impressing me of late which they haven’t really done since the heyday of the Xbox 360 era (Outrun, Daytona, SEGA Rally, Vanquish, VF5, Bayonetta, etc) but that is because they are finally bringing some of the quirky Japanese titles over such as Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax and Project Diva.
[This image which rings true comes from Incidental Comics! – where I may buy a couple of posters for my classroom after I get out of Diaper Debt :)]
Ah yes, SEGASHIRO has been quiet on the front end of the site for a brief while but rest assured that stuff is always happening behind the scenes. I always want to be posting here and updating.
Last year (2015) was a particularly life changing year for me starting with my mother passing away (thank you Mom for all your love and support), getting married (thank you to my beautiful wife and her understanding nature revolving around my retro video game collection), and the birth of my new son (thank you little guy for just being you and cooing at me). Have I been busy? Heck yeah – let’s not even bring up work.
SEGA is once again toying with the heart strings of gamers everywhere by trademarking another entry in the Valkyria Chronicles series. The trademark title is “Valkyria: Azure Revolution” and currently there is only speculation as to what this game will be when it is revealed.
Folks around the internet have been quick to point out that the trademark isn’t by SEGA Networks (typically mobile) but rather by SEGA Games (typically console) giving hope that this title won’t be a mobile card battler but rather a true console release. However, this is flimsy evidence at best and I guess we all just need to wait and see.
Otherwise, it is good to see the Valkyria Chronicles IP is still active at SEGA and that the PC port of part 1 did well on its release. Hopefully, SEGA will eventually bring Valkyria Chronicles 3 out in english in some form.