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Japanese Yakuza 6 Web Commercial

Tomorrow, on December 8th in Japan, Yakuza 6 will be publicly available for purchase in Japan. Ahead of its wide release, SEGA recently uploaded a new minute-long commercial for Yakuza 6 to their YouTube channel.

The commercial showcases the many characters and minigames within Yakuza 6, capturing the variety of elements to be enjoyed in what is being described as Kiryu’s final chapter as the leading protagonist of the Yakuza franchise. It also attempts to capture the multifaceted tones and sense of drama that the Yakuza franchise is known for, from the serious to the outlandish.

If you missed it: this past weekend at Playstation Experience 2016, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and Yakuza: Kiwami were confirmed for localization in the West, with details on release schedule to be released at a later date. Anyone remember the days of the Yakuza franchise when people were writing and mailing letters to show support for Yakuza 5′s localization? It seems those moments are long past.

Watch the clip below!

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Sakura Wars Events in Japan: 3rd Sakura Wars Museum, “Sakura Wars: The Movie” Screening

While the 20th Anniversary of the Sakura Wars series has come and gone, events are still being held throughout this year to commemorate the storied history of the franchise.

First, Cinema City and Kotobukiya are partnering together to screen “Sakura Wars: The Movie” in Tachikawa, Tokyo. Chisa Yokoyama, the voice actor for Sakura Shinguuji, will also be present for a talk segment. The screening begins at 4:30 PM on November 3rd, and tickets cost 2,500円 across 382 seats.

ARTFX J is also developing a Sakura Shinguuji figure, which can be seen at this page. A short PV has also been produced and uploaded to Kotobukiya’s YouTube channel to promote the Sakura figure:

サクラ大戦 ARTFX J 真宮寺さくら PV

The figure will cost 13,800円 and is produced at 1/8 scale!

Additionally, a third iteration of what has now became the Sakura Wars Museum series will be held at the Akihabara GAMERS location! The next Sakura Wars Museum will be open from November 4th to November 20th. A new round of character goods will be introduced, and this time some of them goods will feature more characters from the Paris Assault Force. For example, the new round of acrylic key charms will feature all women of the Tokyo and Paris Assault Forces. However, members of the New York Combat Revue will also be present in the A4 file set and the mouse pad. There are many items to be purchased, once again!

The festivities seem to be continuing for Sakura Wars! Perhaps we may yet see more from this series in the future? Let us hope.


SEGA Festival: November 19 and 20 in Japan!

Announcing: SEGA Fes! It’s an officially sponsored and created SEGA festival, taking place at Belle Salle in Shibuya, Tokyo, and being held on November 19th and 20th. There will be live stream links on Niconico, YouTubeLive, and FRESH! for 48 hours of the event, starting from 7:00 PM on November 18th and concluding at 7:00 PM on November 20th. As for the event at Belle Salle itself, it is an event that is free of charge to enter, and the venue will be open from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on the 19th and 20th.

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Persona 5 Cafe Opens in Japan!

The Persona official website published an announcement of a Persona 5 cafe opening in Japan! It will open from today October 14 (in Japan) to November 23 in the second floor of Pasela Resorts in Shibuya. Following the strong commercial performance in the first weeks of the game’s release, this is a welcome promotion.

PrintThe menu features eight dishes and eight different soft drinks. The drinks are shown above. Each item is themed after a different Persona 5 character. Some of the available food items include a tomato cream pasta, a basket of fried food (onion rings, fries, etc.), fondan au chocolat noir, and a dessert pizza. Some of the drinks include a mojito-inspired drink, a strawberry soda, and a coffee drink.

All drinks cost 650円, while prices vary for the food items.

Be on the lookout for Persona 5’s release in the West on Valentine’s Day, next year!

Yakuza 6: New Teaser PV, Release Date, English-Subtitled Version by KHHsubs

Sega has released a major promotional video for Yakuza 6, now officially subtitled as “inochi no uta” or “poetry of life.” The trailer bills the game as the final chapter of the legend of Kazuma Kiryu. What does this mean for Kiryu and the future of the Yakuza series…?

Yakuza 6 will take place in Jingaicho, based off of Onomichi, Hiroshima, alongside the series’ mainstay location of Kamurocho. This new location is important since Haruka is involved in a life-threatening accident in Hiroshima, and this prompts Kiryu to meet several new characters and discover a new world in Hiroshima. But as we see in the video, Kiryu and Haruka are still tied to the yakuza, the Tojo Clan, and Kamurocho.

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Toshihiro Nagoshi SEGA Nama Featuring Hideo Kojima Archived on YouTube

Missed the recent SEGANAMA broadcast with Toshihiro Nagoshi and Hideo Kojima? The archived footage was uploaded to SEGA of Japan’s YouTube account. Check it out below. It runs for a little under two hours, and Hideo Kojima, the guest of honor himself, shows up at around the 38:00 mark, with Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone being demoed before then. After Kojima departs from the show, The World End Eclipse is then promoted.

Hideo Kojima shows off the trailer for “Death Stranding”, the inaugural Kojima Productions title as an entity separate from Konami. The three speakers basically hang out for an hour.

Do remember that there are no English subtitles at this time. Anyway…


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Yakuza 6 Japanese Official Website Launched, Preorder Opening Date Announced

Last night, Toshihiro Nagoshi participated in another SEGANAMA stream on Niconico. It was announced then that preorders for Yakuza 6 will open on July 26th. No details on actual release date at this time, but presumably they’ll be surfacing in the near future.

Incidentally, Nagoshi was accompanied by ex-Konami producer Hideo Kojima. Here’s a post-show image taken from Hideo Kojima’s English Twitter account:

Kojima NagoshiAdditionally, the Japanese official website for Yakuza 6 has launched. It provides this article’s featured image. There really isn’t a lot to see here at the moment; as the preorder date approaches, hopefully the website will be filled with more content.

Project DIVA X Overview trailer

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X HD Overview Trailer

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X HD will be made available on Playstation 4 in Japan on August 25th, while North America will receive Hatsune Miku Project DIVA X on both Playstation 4 and the Vita on August 30th. While the titles are slightly different, they refer to the same game.

SEGA of Japan’s Project DIVA YouTube channel uploaded an overview trailer for the game ahead of its release later this summer. 1080p and 60 fps! Live Quest mode! 30 songs! Many modules, including DLC modules themed after Persona 4: Dancing All Night and Racing Miku.

Check out the trailer below, featuring several different songs and assorted aspects of the game.

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Yakuza Kiwami OST is Available Digitally!

Yakuza Fan writes that the Yakuza Kiwami OST is now available online. The OST is being made available via digital download and is comprised of 33 music tracks.

Amazon.jp and iTunes have the album on their stores. Untaxed, the album as a whole runs for ¥1500. However, customers have the option of buying music tracks individually, and each track costs ¥150.

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HORI Developing PlayStation 4 Controller for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X HD (update: Future Tone)

We’ve learned through fansite mikufan, reporting by way of hokanko-alt, that gaming hardware developer HORI, known for such things as their controllers and arcade sticks for fighting games, is developing a special arcade-inspired “Mini Controller” for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X HD on the Playstation 4.

Check out a preview image for the controller above. It comes with all of the inputs associated with a traditional PS4 controller, but with enlarged face buttons and a directional pad alongside two control sticks to capture the feeling of playing the game in an arcade.

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