Yakuza PSP razor promotes manliness

SEGA is going to have ‘retail specific’ promotional items for Black Panther: New Yakuza Chapter. The above razor is the bonus item for Bic Camera, a Kurohyou Original Kai Razor.” This one is a sample razor by Kai.

Shops like Geo, Joshin, Tsutaya and WonderGOO will be getting cards with DLC codes on them. The art on them is pretty awesome as well.

What DLC does the cards have? You are going to have to hit the jump to find out!

Get your limited Yakuza PSP edition signed by Nagoshi

Toshihiro Nagoshi, producer of the Yakuza series, is  a pretty awesome dude. So awesome that the new  bundle for his Black Panther: New Yakuza Chapter game will have his name on it, literally. It will be signed by Mr. Nagoshi himself. The limited edition version will be called “Toshihiro Nagoshi Produce Premium Box.”

It will also come with a UMD with the theme song’s music video, different artwork than the retail game,  Yakuza branded cloth, and a woman looking purse to hold your PSP. Seriously, looks like a woman’s press, check out the pics below.  The limited edition will retail on September 22nd for ¥9,429 (standard edition will cost ¥6,279).

[Source: Famtisu via AndriaSang]

Black Panther: Yakuza New Chapter theme song

SEGA has now revealed the theme song for their upcoming Yakuza PSP game. The song will be Muppet by Rize. Rize was founded in 1997 and had their first debut song in 2000, the song was called “Kaminari.”

The new song Muppet is going to be the single of their upcoming album Experience, which is set to hit store shelves on June 23rd.

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Work at Ramen shop in Black Panther: New Yakuza Chapter

Tatsuya will be able to get jobs, to earn money. One of the jobs recently revealed is working at a Ramen restaurant named Kyushu Ichibanboshi.

Famitsu screenshots reveal that the part time job will be a rhythm mini-game. You will be behind the counter, facing the screen and buttons will scroll across. Press the button, Tatsuya puts the ingredient in the ramen. Simple.

SEGA has already signed 3 real life models for their Hostess part of the game. Those are Yuu Tejima, An Nakamura and Aya Hoshi. An Nakamura is even shown pole dancing in one of the screens. I wonder how long you have to work at making ramen to get some of that action?

UPDATE: Scans after the jump!

Black Panther: New Yakuza Chapter character design not so original

I have been on a mission lately to watch all the Takashi Miike films, so recently I sat down and watched his film Crows Zero, who has a lead character that seems to be ripped off by SEGA’s upcoming Black Panther: New Yakuza Chapter game. I’ll admit, I’m not a Japanese expert, but I have not seen many characters that look like both the leads.

Some fun facts, Takashi Miike, director for Crows Zero also directed the mini series of Yakuza short films and the full featured film based on the games. I guess if they want to make a movie based on Black Panther, they already found a director and Shun Oguri can play Tatsuya Ukyou in the film.

Black Leopard: New Yakuza Chapter trailer

The new trailer for Black Leopard: New Yakuza Chapter is almost clocking in at 6 minutes, tells the story of the upcoming spin-off PSP game.

The trailer shows off how the cutscenes will be played off in the full game. Wondering what the trailer is saying? Well, hit the jump to read the translation, provided by the guys over at AndriaSang.com. Also a look at the voice talent.

Project K finally gets a name & release date

Toshihiro Nagoshi has finally given his PSP Yakuza title a name. He has said it would not be named Ryu Ga Gotaku (Yakuza’s name in Japan, meaning “Like a Dragon”).

So what is it called? “Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou,” which can be translated to “Black Leopard: A New Yakuza Chapter” (or “A New Like a Dragon Chapter”).

The game is also coming out on September 22nd, in Japan. SEGA has not revealed if they will be bringing the title to the west. Japanese readers that pre-order the game will recieve a copy of “Young Kamutai Magazine,” a fictional travel guide to the game’s fictional setting of Kamurocho.

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Project K screens look really good

No joke, the game is on PSP and it seems (from screens) that it will end up looking better than Yakuza 2! Got to give it up to  the team working on the game.

Also the Official Project K teaser site has now been launched. The message says the game has been revealed (this we know) and that it will take place in the Yakuza universe, but going to be something different.  The site teases May 13th, we assume an update on the site will be made on this day.

Hit the jump to see some artwork.

Nagoshi talks about Project K

You saw the scans below, with all the Japanese writing. Well, in the magazine they talked to playboy Toshihiro Nagoshi about the upcoming PSP game. First thing we know is that the game will take place in Kamurocho (inspired by Tokyo’s Shinjuku).

The obvious? The game will not be called Project K, that is a place holder at the moment. He did say that the game won’t be like any other Yakuza game before it and will not be called “Ryu ga Gotoku”. He did mention using it as a subtitle though.

New Yakuza game coming to PSP

SEGA’s Project K is going to be a new Yakuza title exclusively for the PSP home system. The game appeared in this week’s Famitsu magazine.

Not much is known about the game, due to being able to read Japanese. But you can check out the scans below.

Another Yakuza game in the works

Yakuza 4 has not even been released in Japan and they are already teasing the next installment, titled “Project K” for right now. The video has the following phrases flashing on the screen:

  • The boy knew it
  • The graveness of the crimes he continued to commit
  • But the boy still doesn’t know
  • The cruel fate that awaits
  • Also, the boy knows
  • That fighting is his destiny

The trailer shown to the press in Japan shows a boy, who seems to be the main character in the game. Might have to do with a younger Kazuma? Ends with:

“A new challenge for Ryu ga Gotoku starts”

[Source: AndriaSang via Forums]