PS3 Thursday, March 6, 2008 | 3:29 PM

Yakuza 3 videos

Yakuza 3 videos

Our friend DjMizuhara is as fast as ever with his capture card and already uploaded the intro video of Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! (Yakuza 3), with gameplay videos to come later today.
Update: Added a swordfighting video.


Intro
Gameplay: Swordfighting

All comments

Commented on 2008-03-06 09:45:15
Thanks guys... I really would like too see the vids, but I fear there are spoilers... Wanna play the game without having seen too much before... nargh...
Commented on 2008-03-06 11:13:51
Hahahaha hillariously inappropriate music, seriously what the fuck where they thinking :)
Commented on 2008-03-06 12:49:51 In reply to Bakutheswede
Posted by Bakutheswede
Hahahaha hillariously inappropriate music, seriously what the fuck where they thinking :)
I'm no fan of it either i must say. More traditional Japanese music would be more appropriate. Otherwise it looks good.
Commented on 2008-03-06 13:55:11
Any news on Yakuza2 making it's way outside Japan?
Commented on 2008-03-06 14:26:47
the demo has been on the japanese store for while now, but I never download it, probably will now though
Commented on 2008-03-06 14:29:16 In reply to Bakutheswede
Posted by Bakutheswede
Hahahaha hillariously inappropriate music, seriously what the fuck where they thinking :)
Actually, I thought the music was awesome!
Commented on 2008-03-06 16:03:10
Music is pretty good I thought, graphics in this game are great, I wasn't guna buy it, but think I will when the US version comes out.

Now!!! ... Sega can we please have Shenmue 3 .. :D
Commented on 2008-03-06 16:14:50 In reply to asphaltcowboy
Posted by asphaltcowboy
Actually, I thought the music was awesome!
Awesome and fitting are two separate thing ^^
I love rock, but i still wouldn't want it in that trailer, or the game.You know what i mean?
Commented on 2008-03-06 17:48:29
I think the fact that the series started in modern day times and has gone back into the past - I dunno, something about it being Japanese hip-hop just seems to fit with it for me!
Commented on 2008-03-06 18:09:09
well just played it and it's ok, couldn't understand anything but if there's an english version I would invest.
Commented on 2008-03-06 19:16:13
Does the video take a god-awful long time to load for anybody else? This is ridiculous.
Commented on 2008-03-06 19:46:27
I have to say, I really liked the first Yakuza game, although it didn't play very smooth I really liked the rough fighting. Now that the series has gone in to the past (Japan 1500?) I can't say I like it, really liked the Tokyo mobster vibe from the first game :) I'd rather play Yakuza 2 (which hasn't been released outside Japan) then Yakuza 3 :). So, statement made :D
Commented on 2008-03-06 19:50:35
Video won't load at all. :(
Commented on 2008-03-06 20:20:02
My imported version of this has shipped. The demos weren't too amazing, but I think the variety in the full game will be amazing (based on the videos I've seen).
Commented on 2008-03-06 21:30:08
The camera is really bad. The player seems to have problems judging the distance from enemies when they come from below the screen. And with all the sliding doors and walls, it's impossible to see anything. Looks like there's plenty of awful surprise attacks to be had, just because of the camera.
Commented on 2008-03-06 22:11:15
I honestly think Yakuza is awesome. I've played the first game three times and I think it's one of Sega's all time strongest titles. The RPG/brawler blend is absolute genious, especially if you WANT to go back to days of Streets of Rage but would miss the production values and sophisticated stories of modern games, aswell as a real sense of progression in the form of RPG elements.

I think it's equally fantastic an idea to have the protagonist Kazuma Kiryu be timeless, enabling him to star both in a modern mobster story and in a samurai story in feudal japan.

As a long time Sega fan I don't often get to be genuinely enthusiastic about stuff they make anymore, but Yakuza is a burst of Jet Set Radio style bliss for me. I applaud its consistently superb reception in japan (10, 9, 9, 9 for this) and its brilliant sales, and I hope to continue following Kiryu in plenty more sequels, wherever Amusement Vision decides to send him.

Now, how about a solid date for Yakuza 2, Sega?
Commented on 2008-03-07 01:25:42
the guy he fights in the second vid is possibly the most cheap, annoying characters i've seen. he just keeps doing the same shit over and over. lame. prefer the style of the first tbh. modern day tokyo. this just doesnt interest me, especially after the demo.
Commented on 2008-03-07 01:53:13
meh
Commented on 2008-03-07 06:28:09
Wow, wasn't aware that lightsabers existed in historical Japan...........
Commented on 2008-03-07 23:29:49 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
Music is pretty good I thought, graphics in this game are great, I wasn't guna buy it, but think I will when the US version comes out.

Now!!! ... Sega can we please have Shenmue 3 .. :D
the music was by a japanese rap artist called zeebra, pretty decent even if you dont know what they saying....
Commented on 2008-03-08 07:21:46 In reply to Drunkenshaolin
Thanks, I was looking for this
Posted by Drunkenshaolin
the music was by a japanese rap artist called zeebra, pretty decent even if you dont know what they saying....
Commented on 2008-03-08 14:43:52 In reply to newbielives
no-probs
Commented on 2008-03-10 03:22:51
I guess I'm the only one that thought the gameplay in the second video looked absolutely abysmal.

Seriously, that reminded me of games on the PS1. The constant repeating attacks (and more annoyingly, attack sounds, ie. that guy that kept making that squealing sound) just looked shoddy.

Graphics were alright, but again, nothing to get excited at.
Commented on 2008-03-11 23:24:25
Graphics look weak, the gameplay owns so hard, its gonna be times more fun then the 1st one, WOW cant wait good stuff.
Commented on 2008-03-20 04:00:04
why sega why? why doesn't this come out on the 360? you already took shenmue from us :(

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