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Friday, October 13, 2017

Yakuza Localisation Producers Will Livestream Yakuza 0 today

Yakuza localization patriarchs Sam Mullen and Scott Strichart are ready to walk the neon lit streets of Kamurocho as they livestream their adventures in Yakuza 0 this Friday. They'll get into fights with thugs, gasp at some dramatic story moments, let off steam with some colorful distractions, and talk about their work on the game. Tune in to the official SEGA Twitch channel at 2:00 PM PDT on Friday (10/13) to watch Sam and Scott provide a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to localize Yakuza 0. Oh, and we'll be giving away codes at the end of the stream too!

Don't forget to check out the Yakuza Experience website, a Yakuza portal where the world of the Yakuza can be explored via an interactive timeline and character map. There's also a 10-issue digital comic that highlights key events from the series, so be sure to keep an eye out as we add new chapters! The website is a great resource to use if you want to learn about the history, characters, and families in the series ahead of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life's launch.

While Sam and Scott are throwing it back to the 1980s in Yakuza 0 on these streams, don't forget that we've got Yakuza 6: The Song of Life coming out March 20, 2018! From the unparalleled realism of the new setting of Onomichi, a beautiful, sleepy port town in Hiroshima Prefecture, to the latest evolution of Kamurocho, the biggest red-light district in Tokyo, Yakuza 6 is the ultimate iteration the game's blend of gritty crime story, hyper-explosive combat, and all the vices and distractions those locales have to offer.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life features:

  • Enter the "Dragon Engine" - Explore the world of Yakuza like never before. Yakuza 6 is the first current-gen Yakuza title that was developed from the ground up for the PS4, introducing the seedy Japanese underworld with detailed visuals, lifelike animations, a new physics engine, interactive storefronts, seamless transitions and more. That's right! Fights can start on the streets and end in a pile of shattered glass, scattered snacks, and bruised bodies on the floor of the nearest Poppo convenience store.
  • Explore Kamurocho Reborn and the Scenic Views of Onomichi - Speaking of Dragon Engine, the hypnotic lights, opportunistic inhabitants, and hedonistic distractions of Kamurocho look better than ever. Revamped minigames like karaoke, batting cages, darts, hostesses, and the SEGA arcade have been streamlined for maximum pleasure, and new additions like the RIZAP Gym, Cat Café, and Clan Creator are the purrfect distractions after a long night of bashing heads! But it's also time to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life to play tourist in beautiful Onomichi. This tranquil coastal community is home to plenty of local activities like bar mingling, spearfishing (think action-packed rail shooter ... with fish), and more!
  • Let the Bodies Hit the Floor - Yakuza 6 Kiryu is a 100% certified thugfed OG, so that means he's a battle-hardened veteran when it comes to the art of street fighting. Although he utilizes one fighting style this time around, you best believe Kiryu hits like a truck. Devastating combos and bone-breaking Heat Actions make a return, but now the Dragon of Dojima can fill up a meter to engage Extreme Heat Mode. When activated, Kiryu glows blue and unleashes heavy-damage combos with his fists or any "tool" that's close at hand. Painting painful masterpieces has never felt so good.
  • Fully Voiced Japanese Audio - For the first time in series history, every line and piece of dialogue is fully voiced in Japanese. Let the dramatic story and absurd humor of the series unfold like an interactive foreign film experience.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, the final chapter of long time protagonist Kazuma Kiryu's story, is coming to the West on March 20, 2018 for PlayStation®4! The game will be will be available for the suggested retail price of $59.99/CA$79.99 in the Americas, £49.99 in the United Kingdom, €59.99 in the rest of Europe, and A$89.99 in Australia.

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