Playstation does a Yakuza 5 interview with Toshihiro Nagoshi and Masayoshi Yokoyama

Its been a long journey for us Yakuza fans, I’m seriously surprised at the cult fanbase the franchise has garnered in the West. I have been pretty much into the Yakuza series since I heard about the first title, since it reminded me of a 3D Streets of Rage brawler mixed with RPG elements. After the sales failure that was Yakuza 1, I never thought we would really get a chance to play another entry in the west, guess what? We are literally in our 5th release (6th if you count Dead Souls) in the West and this one sets to conclude the journey.

The developers talk about their goals with the series, basically about how there weren’t many games that where aimed at an adult Japanese audience specifically and how that was the birth of the franchise. Check out the intereview and make sure to pick up Yakuza 5 this fall on Playstation 3.

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2 responses to “Playstation does a Yakuza 5 interview with Toshihiro Nagoshi and Masayoshi Yokoyama

  1. Trippled says:

    Nagoshi is so nationalistic nowadays. I mean he was before, but still…

  2. Centrale says:

    I can understand Nagoshi wanting to create a game focused on Japan. But he could do better to acknowledge that there is a small but steady fanbase in the rest of the world.

    What’s the release date?

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