Yakuza Kiwami Steelbook Edition and release date announced


For those that have been waiting for Yakuza Kiwami information since its western announcement, we finally know when it will release and for what price! For a limited time, people can order a special Steelbook Edition for the game, at a surprisingly low price of $30. The game will be released on August 29th, 2017 in both American and European countries, and is readily available for pre-order on Amazon.

For those that are not informed, Yakuza Kiwami is a remake of Yakuza originally released in 2005 in Japan and 2006 in other regions for the Playstation 2. This remake was built from the ground up, containing the base game but with updates such as having 1080p and 60FPS support and a reworked script, along with a new “Majima Everywhere” system. If you haven’t picked up Yakuza 0, then Yakuza Kiwami is also another fine point to start out with the Yakuza series.

[Source: SEGA]

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Yakuza 6 PS4 special editions announced for Japan


A special “Yakuza 6 Starter Limited Pack” and “Playstation 4 Yakuza 6 Edition” have been announced for the PS4. The Starter Limited Pack comes with a 500GB Jet Black PS4, a copy of the game Yakuza 6, and a special menu theme, costing ‎¥35,980 ($345) total. The Playstation 4 Yakuza 6 Edition pack meanwhile comes in either a 500GB or 1TB Jet Black model, and contains a copy of Yakuza 6, a special themed top cover, a special menu theme, and unique designed packaging, either costing ¥33,480 ($321) for a 500GB model or ¥38,480 ($369) for a 1TB model.

Both packages will be released for the launch of Yakuza 6 on December 8th in Japan. It can be pre-ordered on the Japanese Sony store here.

[Source: Gametalk (JPN)/ Gematsu (ENG)]

Click below for images of the console and themed skins.

UPDATED: SEGA announces Yakuza 0 “The Business Edition” and reveals new trailer


SEGA has just announced yet another cool launch edition that will be releasing soon! Due out Jaunary 24th, 2017, Yakuza 0 “The Business Edition” will contain a physical copy of the game, a stainless steel business card holder, double-sided bilingual business cards for Kiryu and Majima and a hostess card. Yakuza 0 will be releasing both digitally and physically in the Americas and Europe. As of this posting, we are unsure if “The Business Edition” will be exclusive to the Americas, or if Europe will be receiving it as well. As soon as we have an answer we will update this story accordingly.

UPDATE: SEGA Europe has since uploaded the same trailer to their YouTube channel, and the trailer lacks any mention of a special edition release. Meanwhile, the SEGA of America trailer, embedded after the break, mentions “The Business Edition” after the trailer. This leads us to believe that “The Business Edition” is Americas only.

You can pre-order Yakuza 0 today on Amazon, saving 20% if you are a Prime member. The listing has yet to update to “The Business Edition”, but SEGA promises that all pre-orders secures fans a copy of the special edition.

After the break, check out the new trailer and additional press release details on “The Business Edition”!

Atlus announces Persona 5 launch date for the Americas, reveals Premium and Launch Editions

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Get hyped Persona fans, as Atlus has revealed Persona 5‘s release date for the Americas as well two sweet editions of the game featuring tons of swag. Fans can expect to get the game in their hands on February 14th, 2017. The game will release to both Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 consoles and PS4 owners will have the option of the Persona 5 SteelBook Launch Edition and the Persona 5 “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition. It appears that the PS3 will not have a special edition. The PS4 SteelBook Launch Edition, priced at $59.99 US/$79.99 CA will feature a SteelBook collectible case – seemingly similar to the recent PS4 Valkyria Chronicles Remastered metal case although this one appears to be an official SteelBook. The “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition will set you back $89.99 US/$109.99 CA, but looks well worth it. Fans will not only get the SteelBook case, but will also get a soundtrack CD, a 4″ Morgana plush, a 64-page art book, a school bag designed to resemble traditional Japanese school bags complete with a Shujin Academy crest and all that will be in a collectible outer box. Atlus touts this as the largest premium edition in Atlus’ history!

You can pre-order the game at the links above, and after the break check out the full press release as well as a gallery of photos.

New Persona 4: Dancing All Night trailer shows remixed songs, more characters and dancing Nanako

So the other new trailer to come out of the Persona live stream was for Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Atlus had already shown the incredible opening theme “Dance”, and in this video they give a taste of the remixed songs you’ll be able to play in the game. It also confirms that Nanako, Yukiko, Naoto and Teddie will be dancing in this game in addition to Yu, Rise, Chie, Yosuke, Kanji and a new character called Kanami.

The end of the trailer also showcases the various editions of the game that will be sold in Japan. The special edition will include a 2-disc OST of the game along with some DLC for the game. There’ll also be a bundle that includes the special edition and a special Persona 4: Dancing All Night themed Playstation Vita. Finally, the first run copies will include a blu-ray with exclusive new footage of Persona 5. The trailer also confirms that the game will be released on June 25th in Japan. While it’s already been confirmed that the game will be released in the US, no release date has been announced yet.

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Atlus teases Persona Q: Shadow Of The Labyrinth Special Edition package

Atlus is really good at delivering when it comes to special edition version of their games, usually being priced just right for what you get. This time around they are teasing a package for the Japanese market that will include:

  • Persona Q for the 3DS
  • Special B5 size tapestry drawn by Persona Q anime staff
  • A3 size clear poster (secret design till it goes on sale)
  • five visual clear files
  • Persona Q mug (motif style of the Velvet Room)
  • Graphig (aka paper craft) version of Rei

Persona Q hits the 3DS in Japan on June 6th. If you want to order the special edition version, you can here. Is everyone excited for the first ‘Persona‘ game under SEGA?

NiGHTS into Sonic Lost World?!? – SEGA reveals The Deadly Six Edition

Well this is very much a “what the f***?!” piece of news! SEGA has released the Sonic Lost World Gamescom trailer with an added bit at the end showing off a special version of Sonic Lost World for Wii U dubbed The Deadly Six Edition which includes “deadlier game content” by way of The Deadly Six teaming up with NiGHTS bosses! Yes, you read that right. Sonic is going back to the world of NiGHTS and is taking on several bosses from the series. Give the video a watch and try to wrap your head around this crazy news! Currently the special edition of the game is only announced for the UK, but like Sonic & All-Stars Racing’s special edition a US version is likely to be revealed too.

SEGA Spain show off Sonic Generations Special Edition box art

SEGA Spain have officially revealed the box art for their special edition version of Sonic Generations. The game will get unique box art that changes between classic and modern Sonic.

The special edition has a sticker showing off exclusive DLC, Casino Night Zone. Which in the US is available through pre-order at Gamestop and in the UK through GAME.

[Via: Sonic Stadium]

The Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love Premium Pack!

I’m eight months late to the party, but who cares. I’m the first to feature it at SEGAbits!

While SEGA’s Sakura Taisen franchise is insanely popular in Japan, having a number of main series games and spin-offs spanning the Saturn era through to the Dreamcast and Playstation 2, it has had little presence in English speaking regions. The fifth game in the series, Sakura Taisen V: Farewell, My Love, hit the Japanese PS2 in 2005. It wasn’t until 5 years later that the game received a very unexpected English language version. The PS2 received a handsome special edition box (America only from what I can tell) while the Wii received a standard version (which hit both America and Europe). While the game released back in March, it wasn’t until this weekend that I got around to picking up a copy for $30 at GameStop, marked down $10.

So what does this awesome box contain? Let’s take a look!

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Sonic Classic Collection getting special edition

That is right, the Nintendo DS Sonic Classic Collection game is getting a special edition version, the problem is that it is only for Spain and Australia. It is a shame since it looks really awesome. It comes with the following:

  • A limited edition tin
  • 5cm Sonic Figurine (done by First4Figures)
  • 5 collectable artcards

I will probably import a copy for myself, if I have extra cash I might get a few extra ones to give out? Is that something that you guys would like?