PS3

DjMizuhara sent us what seems to be the final trailer of Yakuza 3, Japanese version of course. Needless to say, it looks like this is going to be a very beautiful game.

JKS
JKS
Commented on 2009-01-29 08:58:12
voice cant match? @@
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jmd749
jmd749
Commented on 2009-01-29 09:26:43
i can't wait for this game to hit the UK.
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Seth
Seth
Commented on 2009-01-29 09:39:23 In reply to jmd749
Posted by jmd749
i can't wait for this game to hit the UK.
Believe.
SEGA has no currently plans to release this outside of Japan. :(

btw The trailer looks awesome of course. :>
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YingYangDragon
YingYangDragon
Commented on 2009-01-29 09:44:14
Will this even come out any where else but Japan? Because Yakuza 2 still haven't came out in the us.
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jmd749
jmd749
Commented on 2009-01-29 10:37:54 In reply to Seth
i don't see how they can afford not to release this game outside of japan.
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KRA
KRA
Commented on 2009-01-29 10:59:56 In reply to YingYangDragon
Posted by YingYangDragon
Will this even come out any where else but Japan? Because Yakuza 2 still haven't came out in the us.
are you sure ? because it is out in EU.
maybe you were thinking about Yakuza 2.5 ( don't really remember title)
anyway i hope it will make it out of japan
now i am playing Yakuza2 so it still has some time to make it here :)
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nepton
nepton
Commented on 2009-01-29 11:04:57 In reply to YingYangDragon
Posted by YingYangDragon
Will this even come out any where else but Japan? Because Yakuza 2 still haven't came out in the us.
It have been out for a while in the US, so you're wrong. Its hard to find it, tho.
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Larry
Larry
Commented on 2009-01-29 12:24:47
Thats one MONSTER engine this game is using... PS3 needs this game released worldwide! Come on SEGA, you do like money, with game like this you can make super cash!
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jesuschrist
jesuschrist
Commented on 2009-01-29 12:28:03 In reply to Larry
Posted by Larry
Thats one MONSTER engine this game is using... PS3 needs this game released worldwide! Come on SEGA, you do like money, with game like this you can make super cash!
No it doesn't.
It is already where it sells very well and makes sense for the demographic... Japan.
Many hardcore gamers want this, and i understand that, but they are a niche and this isn't a very mass market game.
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KRA
KRA
Commented on 2009-01-29 12:36:09 In reply to jesuschrist
Posted by jesuschrist
No it doesn't.
It is already where it sells very well and makes sense for the demographic... Japan.
Many hardcore gamers want this, and i understand that, but they are a niche and this isn't a very mass market game.
i don't understand
in some way
it's kind of japanese GTA so why do you think it's that niche not mass market game ?
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TheFuriousOne
TheFuriousOne
Commented on 2009-01-29 13:20:37
Is it just me of is the audio out of synch?!!
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Moonwalker
Moonwalker
Commented on 2009-01-29 13:24:14 In reply to KRA
Posted by KRA
i don't understand
in some way
it's kind of japanese GTA so why do you think it's that niche not mass market game ?
It really has nothing to do with GTA in any way. If anything, it's very similar to Shenmue 1 and 2. And i'm sure the story is great in this game, but it's just damn annoying that we don't see ANY gameplay parts in the trailer. I am afraid the gameplay will feel kinda stiff and the same for the battles....recently i saw footage of the battles and also the character walking around and it just didn't look as incredible as the cutscenes. But i'm still looking forward to it..although...there's not much reason to look forward to a game that we won't be seeing anytime soon.

It's ridiculous how long it took for Yakuza 2 to come out in Europe...i don't even wanna think about how long this one is gonna take...neither do i understand it. Why do they decide to wait so ridiculously long to bring it out in europe and US?
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DeadSaint
DeadSaint
Commented on 2009-01-29 13:29:07
While it looks good i get a feeling its going to have a lot of long and pointless cutscenes?
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Lafiel
Lafiel
Commented on 2009-01-29 14:17:43
@ DeadSaint )

the Yakuza series always had a lot of long cutscenes - whether or not they're "pointless" is subjective, I always liked them

@ TheFuriousOne )

yea, it's definately totally out of synch (atleast in the streaming version)
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type105x
type105x
Commented on 2009-01-29 16:44:11
omg sweet What do these games play like? never had the joy of them :(
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Redneck
Redneck
Commented on 2009-01-29 16:46:55
the game looks awesome, but the trailer was annoying as hell.
Flashing japanese letters all the time.

Why the hell don't they use this engine for Shenmue 3?!

SEGA seems to only release their shitty games in EU and USA.
No wonder they almost were bankrupt...
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Commented on 2009-01-29 16:57:00 In reply to type105x
Posted by type105x
omg sweet What do these games play like? never had the joy of them :(
it's a little bit like a JRPG in the way its structured (you level up, spend experience on skills, buy items and health etc), but replace the turn based combat with 3D brawler type fighting.

the game should cbe released over here. hell, even a basic english sub would do me fine. i prefared shenmue 2 that way and im sure i will this game as well. no need to wait 2 years for an all english voice cast etc....just sub it.
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statix
statix
Commented on 2009-01-29 17:57:39 In reply to KRA
Posted by KRA
i don't understand
in some way
it's kind of japanese GTA so why do you think it's that niche not mass market game ?
Americans would rather drive around and run over bums/hookers in the streets of New York, than sing Karaoke in a Japanese bar. It's the cultural differences between what would appeal in a Western market and the Japanese market that would prevent this from selling decently in the former.
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Commented on 2009-01-29 18:26:00 In reply to statix
Posted by statix
Americans would rather drive around and run over bums/hookers in the streets of New York, than sing Karaoke in a Japanese bar. It's the cultural differences between what would appeal in a Western market and the Japanese market that would prevent this from selling decently in the former.
not necessarily. while i agree some elements of yakuza are very "japanese" the core brawling gameplay isnt exactly something i'd consider exclusive to the japanese culture.

if a game like final fantasy can succeed in the west, so can yakuza, and yakuza 3 in particular has a good chance of success. yakuza 1 was an unknown IP, it was obvious it would be approached with a certain degree of reservation. yakuza 2 was released over in the west when the "next gen" systems where in full swing...and they wonder why it performed badly over here. yakuza 3 however has 2 things on its side....timing, and its visuals. in a generation where graphics are more important then gameplay for a lot of people. it's bound to sell better

if sega dont release this in EU and US then they're stupid
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Lafiel
Lafiel
Commented on 2009-01-29 20:56:38 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
it's a little bit like a JRPG in the way its structured (you level up, spend experience on skills, buy items and health etc), but replace the turn based combat with 3D brawler type fighting.
indeed, that's why I always thought of Shenmue and Yakuza as Beat'emUp RPGs and not "sandbox games"
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SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Commented on 2009-01-29 21:11:20
Don't worry, Yakuza 3 will come out here. It'll also see abysmal sales again, and it will have been a financially disasterous decision to localize it. Then Yakuza 4 will come out in japan and people will call Sega "stupid" for their reluctance to bring that over aswell.

It's the way it goes! Valkyria Chronicles everyone should practically buy three copies of out of pure gratitude that Sega brought it over. But nope, it's sold horribly, and if Sega hesistate to bring over a hugely hypothetical VC2, people will call them stupid again! Yay!
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jackdoe
jackdoe
Commented on 2009-01-29 21:38:12 In reply to SimonM7
Posted by SimonM7
Don't worry, Yakuza 3 will come out here. It'll also see abysmal sales again, and it will have been a financially disasterous decision to localize it. Then Yakuza 4 will come out in japan and people will call Sega "stupid" for their reluctance to bring that over aswell.

It's the way it goes! Valkyria Chronicles everyone should practically buy three copies of out of pure gratitude that Sega brought it over. But nope, it's sold horribly, and if Sega hesistate to bring over a hugely hypothetical VC2, people will call them stupid again! Yay!
Not quite horribly. Valkyria did push 300,000 copies so far, so here's to hoping it has long legs!
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Lafiel
Lafiel
Commented on 2009-01-29 22:19:53
@ jackdoe )

Valkyria can't have long legs, because it doesn't get any shelf space and so people won't even notice this game exists (with the exception of a very small minority, that actually reads up on it on the internet - that minority also is likely to buy it from some online retailers)

the same would happen to Yakuza 3 as it's just another iteration of a weakly selling franchise, so stores won't reserve any shelf space for it, if Sega doesn't spend millions on advertising and people magically preorder it in en mass
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