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.
As some of you may know (or not) – I am a father of a bouncing baby boy. Sonic Mania is the classic type of Sonic game that I want him to play with me. Not 3D, not Boom, not Knight, no! Classic 2D pixel loving Sonic.
If this trailer is anything to go by this looks like it will be Sonic done right. My nostalgia gland is being tickled and I love it. Why didn’t SEGA do this years ago? Whatever, at least they are doing it now.
It is looking pretty good and that motorcycle scene in the trailer looks insane. The good kind of insane that only a Yakuza title could provide. I miss this series. Anyone wanna teach me Japanese?
That said, there is a huge world wide audience eager to snatch up PS4 content. Yakuza Zero could be a great entry point for newcomers on a new system with new graphics. Also, old school fans like me would be there Day One. If you haven’t read it yet…check out Kat Bailey’s article on USGAMER.net. It discusses the “Yakuza Cycle.”
Yakuza Zero is currently heading to PS3 and PS4 in Spring of 2015 in Japan.
With less than a month to go until the Alien: Isolation launch on October 7 (I can’t wait), SEGA and Creative Assembly will be launching a series of mini trailers showcasing survival skills, environments, and by the looks of it – some gruesome deaths. The game has officially gone gold.
This first person survival game features a full-sized Xenomorph hunting you and the other personnel on the Nostromo. The alien has a full set sense to track you and hunt you down. Only through your wit, improvisation and scavenging skills can you survive.
Alien: Isolation will be available for the Xbox One, PS4™, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.