Yakuza prequel movie online

Takeshi Miike-directed promo flick gets subtitled in English; first of four parts now available.

Yakuza doesn't arrive in stores until September, but Sega is prepping gamers for its release with a series of short films designed to flesh out the game's backstory. The European site for the game is now hosting the first of four shorts directed by shock auteur Takeshi Miike (viewers must be 18 or older). While Sega enlisted high-profile talent like Michael Madsen, Rachel Leigh Cook, and Mark Hamill to provide voices for the game, it opted to subtitle Miike's short in English.

The prolific Miike is no stranger to the game's subject matter, having put his own unique spin on the Yakuza genre with films like Dead or Alive, Gozu, Full Metal Yakuza, and Graveyard of Honor. Sega Europe hasn't detailed a time frame for the release of the other three episodes of Miike's prequel film, but they should be available by the game's September 15 European release date.

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38 comments
s0ild_snake
s0ild_snake

this game is good i like it but this game not amazing

TJchief
TJchief

i dont get why everyone is crying about the game being dubbed its not like you know the characters for their japanese voices chill out with the petition talk other actually important things could use that energy

vu12345678
vu12345678

Can't wait for this game? I've been wanting this game since it was released in Japan! And now for the shorts!

edhc44
edhc44

What's wrong with GS? They hardly ever link USEFUL external links in their news...

shamarke
shamarke

i gonna call the YAKUZA!!! :P

ewjim
ewjim

Great! :?: But WHERE IS THIS SITE ANYWAY?!

Chiyou
Chiyou

I hope they put this as an extra to the game... i've jsut moved so i have to use a library computer and they don't have flash and blocked the computer from downloading or installing it...

friky00
friky00

Cool Takashi Miike, one great jap director, if youre over 18, watch Ichi the Killer, the gorest movie ever, this movie made Kill Bill look like Singing in the Rain

lWinterl
lWinterl

I hope they keep the original voice acting, but there may not be enough room on the disc. I recall hearing something about a *possible* collector's addition on the Hot Spot, but so far, it doesn't seem like it's going to come into light. I was really looking forward to this game, but unless it scores in the nines, I may just boycott it if there is no option to hear the original Japanese voice acting.

WPack911
WPack911

What are you talking about Ryosagi? If you can read and it has english subtitles then anybody should be able to understand it just fine. I mean I watched the short film with subtitles and understood it just as much as if it had English voice acting.

Ryuujinha
Ryuujinha

Is this the same DVD movie that was released on Playasia.com (but put under its Japanese title name)?

Ryosagi
Ryosagi

"I hope the game is subtitled in english.. because translations suck" You do know that if it isn't translated, you wouldn't even be able to understand it, right? As if you bought the Japanese version with no English ANYTHING on there...

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

Where's the friggin' link???

mjk_1
mjk_1

I hope the game is subtitled in english.. because translations suck

jaredgood1
jaredgood1

Ahhh. Good ol' Miike. Just when I think humanity has topped it's debauchery level, Miike goes 800 steps further. (Except for Andromida. That was just terrible.)

Pfilosophy
Pfilosophy

Miike and Yakuza work very well. Gamespot not posting a link is just stupid on their part but I'm sure we'll find ways to acquire it in due time. I'll go check out a videogame journalism website for more info.

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

But WHERE IS the site on the article? Shouldn't it be mentioned in the main text? Anyway kool film and game.

yboucher
yboucher

Just checked it out.... it's pretty damn well-made... also, quite violent... :(

Digital-Devil
Digital-Devil

I doubit they could have M rated game, so prolly R rated short movie

oddworld7
oddworld7

u know gamespot could have posted a LINK!

tomorrowsdeead
tomorrowsdeead

its really good, if the other three episodes are this long they will have a good length short on there hands. Pretty blooding during the gun fight on the streets.

tomorrowsdeead
tomorrowsdeead

i think they didnt post a link because it requires you to be over 18 to veiw the movie. Google it, or try youtube in a few days. I'm going to the european site now.

hazuki
hazuki

Yeah, theres no link on this page at all.

TJchief
TJchief

did i miss it or did they not give a site

Reetesh
Reetesh

WOW Its Just like the GTA SA having its Prequel Movie and this i FREE!!