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Yakuza 3: Soon in your living room

Yakuza 3: Soon in your living room

While Japanese players will be lucky enough to play Yakuza 4 in March, the rest of the world can at least - finally - get Yakuza 3. The game will be released on March 9 in North America and March 12 in Europe. Here are a few images to get you in the mood.

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Commented on 2010-01-21 20:57:37
Good news :)
Commented on 2010-01-21 21:01:15
Best hair in Video Games so far? (Bayonetta doesn't count :P)
Commented on 2010-01-21 21:36:55
Nah the hair looks way too plasticy.
Commented on 2010-01-21 21:37:27
oh my god, i completely forgot about this, thats 5 games in the space of 3 months that i'll be buying. it's rediculous. thank god splinter cell and GT5 where delayed.
Commented on 2010-01-21 22:46:27 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
oh my god, i completely forgot about this, thats 5 games in the space of 3 months that i'll be buying. it's rediculous. thank god splinter cell and GT5 were delayed.
Commented on 2010-01-21 22:59:25
If they only released the last 4 screens you'd think the main character "likes" children and men.
Commented on 2010-01-21 23:16:47
already have this on pre-order - but I cant wait, thank you SEGA ;)
Commented on 2010-01-21 23:21:19
Day 1! Buy this people.
Commented on 2010-01-21 23:33:46
Is this a Japanese family vacation sim game? Doesn't look overly exciting from the screens. Sure it includes preparing a meal for people, sitting on the beach with children, and watching children stand outside of buildings, but that just isn't enough to sell me on a game anymore.
Commented on 2010-01-22 00:01:04 In reply to itaintrite
Posted by itaintrite
Best hair in Video Games so far? (Bayonetta doesn't count :P)
plastic oily hair? no.

And the game switches to lame graphics in gameplay, so...

Best stylised anime hair? probably FFXIII.
Best hair that anyone meet into going down the street? probably Dead to rights: Redemption.
Commented on 2010-01-22 00:06:53
Best hair award has to go to Uncharted 2. Everything from Drake's straight, short, forward combed hairdo, Sully's silvery suave thing he's got going on, through to Elena's long hair hanging back over her ears, all looks absolutely excellent. Badguy's anger prolly stems from not getting to have any superb Uncharted 2 hair at all!
Commented on 2010-01-22 02:09:43
This is pretty much Shenmue 3.
Commented on 2010-01-22 04:12:47 In reply to michaelob
The main character runs a child orphanage and no the game absolutely no "sim" elements other than coversation with the children.

Although the story isn't as good as the 2nd game, this game by far destroys GTA. Glad you guys can now enjoy it.
Commented on 2010-01-22 04:58:43 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
This is pretty much Shenmue 3.
:|

Anyways, this is awesome, I hope they bring us Yakuza 4, and 5 and 6 to the US. Considering the piss poor advertising SEGA is doing once again, I wouldn't be surprised for a LOOOOONG wait.
Commented on 2010-01-22 07:04:15
So that's another pre-order then. First quarter really is busy time for gamers this year :P
Commented on 2010-01-22 07:15:38 In reply to plmko
Posted by plmko
The main character runs a child orphanage and no the game absolutely no "sim" elements other than coversation with the children.

Although the story isn't as good as the 2nd game, this game by far destroys GTA. Glad you guys can now enjoy it.
They aren't quite the same type of game and comparisons really shouldn't be made between Ryu ga Gotoku and GTA.
Commented on 2010-01-22 07:19:57 In reply to SimonM7
Posted by michaelob
Is this a Japanese family vacation sim game? Doesn't look overly exciting from the screens. Sure it includes preparing a meal for people, sitting on the beach with children, and watching children stand outside of buildings, but that just isn't enough to sell me on a game anymore.
You make it sound like Heavy Rain ;)
Posted by SimonM7
Best hair award has to go to Uncharted 2. Everything from Drake's straight, short, forward combed hairdo, Sully's silvery suave thing he's got going on, through to Elena's long hair hanging back over her ears, all looks absolutely excellent. Badguy's anger prolly stems from not getting to have any superb Uncharted 2 hair at all!
Yeah, he has some SERIOUS hair envy :D I give mad props to these guys, I keep trying to duplicate what they do, but I'm not quite there yet( I prefer to model hair videogame style because hair simulators take soooooo long to render)...
Commented on 2010-01-22 10:00:24
I LOVE YOU - SEGA!
Commented on 2010-01-22 10:44:49
This game is more like GTA of Japan.

Nice to see english version :D White knight chronicles english version will be better than Japanese version. So hopefully Yazuka3 will also be little improved version.
Commented on 2010-01-22 10:59:48 In reply to abcgamer
Posted by abcgamer
This game is more like GTA of Japan.
...did you even play Yakuza 1 and 2? It's nothing like GTA, except maybe the mini-map :P

Yakuza is pretty much combat and story centric if you ask me while GTA is more like...dick-around-centric and where Yakuza has you upgrading your combat skills in a brawler like action oriented combat, GTA has a lot of cars and a machine gun that you can't aim to save your life. GTA is a big ass sandbox game and Yakuza is a brawler with a few RPG elements and a wee bit of exploration.
Commented on 2010-01-22 13:22:08
why does gamersyde cause my browser(firefox) to crash? when i try posting or viewing pictures it just crashes, does anyone else have this problem?

anyways another must buy, watches wallet and sighs...
Commented on 2010-01-22 14:01:44 In reply to jmd749
Posted by jmd749
why does gamersyde cause my browser(firefox) to crash? when i try posting or viewing pictures it just crashes, does anyone else have this problem?

anyways another must buy, watches wallet and sighs...
Opera is the best, get hooked up.
Commented on 2010-01-22 14:36:44 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
This is pretty much Shenmue 3.
How dare you !

As good as Yakuza is its nowhere near as great as shenmue.

Yup been having problems with the website crashing also, both on firefox and chrome.
Commented on 2010-01-22 15:03:20
Shenmue is an adventure/life simulator with QTEs and contextual, narration triggered combat that LOOKS nice enough but is extremely unsophisticated.

Yakuza wraps jRPG conventions in a modern day presentation, with hardcore brawler combat instead of traditional, turn based encounters.

Comparisons are, and always were, bizarre. Then again, people seem keen on comparing God of War to Bayonetta too, so I suppose bizarreness doesn't stop anyone.

I think it's more about picking what game does what you admire than them actually holding up to comparison.
Commented on 2010-01-22 16:40:16 In reply to SimonM7
Posted by SimonM7
Shenmue is an adventure/life simulator with QTEs and contextual, narration triggered combat that LOOKS nice enough but is extremely unsophisticated.

Yakuza wraps jRPG conventions in a modern day presentation, with hardcore brawler combat instead of traditional, turn based encounters.

Comparisons are, and always were, bizarre. Then again, people seem keen on comparing God of War to Bayonetta too, so I suppose bizarreness doesn't stop anyone.

I think it's more about picking what game does what you admire than them actually holding up to comparison.
At a glance they share some stuff and so does God of War and Bayonetta, though they both take the same concepts in different directions. Also people just don't care enough to see the huge difference between games like God of War and Bayonetta, they jsut go "It's an action game, cool!" adn hen that's good enough for them. That's why bayonetta has the Automatic Mode :P
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