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gedaman
gedaman

I can't wait to play this game in December 2013 when it is likely to be released in the USA. Sega seems to have a trend of releasing these Yakuza games in the USA one year after they are released in Japan which seems a bit lazy since they don't add English voice translations anymore after the first Yakuza. How long does it really take them to translate the text from Japanese to English? I would rather be playing Yakuza 5 in spring or summer 2013 than possibly December 2013 or March 2014. I'm really looking forward to the next installment in the Yakuza series.

keichimorisato9
keichimorisato9

i would give up body parts to get this game. please sega i will preorder and pay double just release this game in america!!!!

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

I have soo many asian games to play this coming year its soo stressful..  Of course I have my usual NIS America and Koei and now I want this pff no wonder I'm soo broke lol..

assais
assais

so when is this coming stateside???

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

all most about done with this game its def one of the best yet but idk if this will see a usa date with all the jpop and haruka gameplay trying to bring it to NA or EU prob be a no go

whackyq
whackyq

When is this coming to the US? Can't wait! My Yakuza 4's already so dusty

norman69
norman69

Okay, so if I bear attacks me in the woods, all I have to do is build up my heat and beat it down with my bare hands. Makes perfect sense. 

nayce54
nayce54

The graphics and Asian facial expressions are amazing!! Very realistic!

nayce54
nayce54

The other guy's commentary is ruining the game

nayce54
nayce54

Why is the other guy asking the player to get on the motorcycle so badly? The game isn't all about motorcycles.

nayce54
nayce54

Plus the players on here are great. I love Asian culture

nayce54
nayce54

This is an awesome show!

ninjasung
ninjasung

Dubbed it into proper english then I definate buy it. Boring reading it all the subtitles.

snkcapcom411
snkcapcom411

Love "Yakuza 3" and "Yakuza 4". 30 plus hour campaigns each. "Yakuza: Dead Souls" was weird but still fun. CAN'T WAIT FOR "YAKUZA 5"!!! And "Yakuza 6" will be on PS4.

walders
walders

If I ever need to fight a bear in the woods, I now know how to.

spank555
spank555

Yakuza games aren't all about graphics. There about what games should be about pure fun and entertainment. Please don't wait a year to release this game.

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

This game needs to come to the west already. The previous Yakuzas were fucking mindblowing!


Please SEGA, PLEASE!!

Legolas_Katarn
Legolas_Katarn

I hope we get this one, I would be surprised if we don't after getting the zombie one and the last four.

silversix_
silversix_

nice blocky hand... what are we in early 2000

Goemons
Goemons

So we get translated versions 3&4 but where is part 5, i feel like i have been mugged.

ADO300
ADO300

what do we have to do to get yakuza 1&2 hd collection and yakuza 5?

Alucard-XII
Alucard-XII

Tell me who I should kill to get this game.

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

@assais When? its more of a IF at this point Sega did say they have no plans for a US or NA date and since this is the first one to have so much Jpop and such i do not blame sega but you can just import

keichimorisato9
keichimorisato9

@BillyColeman the people who will buy the game will buy the game, no matter the unusual content. i actually would love to play as haruka, a lot of us who love anime would love to as well. sega needs to understand that the people who buy this game goes in expecting this kind of content.

keichimorisato9
keichimorisato9

@ninjasung the first game was, and it was done pretty well, just "weaboos" didn't like it and so it was taken out, (though there was an option to play the game in japanese with english subtitles)

Oldboy08
Oldboy08

@TohouAsura all previous yakuza games came out roughly a year later in the West. I expect nothing different for this game. Patience is a virtue.

gedaman
gedaman

@silversix_ Blocky hands from early 2000 reminds me of the mitten like hands of the characters from Resident Evil: CODE Veronica. They're much more noticeable in the HD re-release from 2011 than they were originally on the good ole Sega Dreamcast. Perhaps Sega is trying to provide some nostalgia for Shenmue on the Sega Dreamcast with their Yakuza character models. The current PS3 Yakuza games graphics seem like up-scaled  shinier versions of the PS2 Yakuza games to me. I like the graphics on either PS2 or PS3 though. I'm really not complaining at all.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@silversix_ LOL. Tell me about it. I am waiting for the day when plant life actually doesn't look pixilated up close. I mean it's fucking 2013 and if the PS4 can't even do that I will be dissapointed.

jark888
jark888

@Goemons It probably takes some time for translation before arriving. After all, it's a long game. Sega aren't crazy enough not to sell one of its biggest franchises in Western markets.

gedaman
gedaman

@ADO300 Get more people to buy copies of Yakuza 4 and Yakuza: Dead Souls in North Amreica...

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

@keichimorisato9 @BillyColeman sorry my spelling and gram suck ill try to make my point and its more to do with the fact Sega cant bring all of it here some of the jpop is only for JP or parts of Asia. most Ryu ga Gotoku games that have made it out of JP have had lots of stuff takeen out Ryu ga Gotoku 3 when it came to NA/EU was strip of the JP op to the game and lots of side quest Ryu ga Gotoku 4 not so much but was still missing the real OP to the game and a few mini games but. Ryu ga Gotoku 5 makes stuff very hard as harukas story is all jpop with lots of songs that have rights to JP only my guess if sega dose just do it they will take haruka's gameplay out too save time and cash 

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

@Imperiacommando What a stupid conclusion. Is there a capacity in your head to how many games you can get excited for? You can wait for both.

Goemons
Goemons

@jark888 @Goemons Maybe, but parts 3&4 all had english trailers in december tiime for a march release date, nuthing this time, i hear with Dark souls takeing such a bad hit they cancelled to claw any monies back and i think this is true imo.

gedaman
gedaman

@Goemons @jark888 Sega tends to release their Yakuza games in North America about 1 year after they're first released in Japan so I'm guessing that Yakuza 5 will come stateside around December 2013. 

jark888
jark888

@Goemons @jark888 I saw Yakuza 5 ad on the latest Playstation magazine. Don't remember whether there's a release date though, but that is a good sign.