Friday 25 August 2006
As we discovered earlier this week, the glorious Yoshi's Island 2 is set to emerge on DS on 1 December, offering a brightly coloured ray of gaming sunshine among all the shadow-hugging, mook-murdering, violent darkness. And to give you something else to smile about, we've rustled up a handful of new screens - just hit the images tab for more goodness.
With three baby sidekicks - Mario, Donkey Kong and Princess Peach - Yoshi can call on a number of special abilities to
Sega has decided to kick out another massive load of Yakuza screens, showing more details of the hard-up criminal that we're most excited to play as this fall.
The game, which follows the tale of a Japanese gangster struggling to make his way up the ranks and take revenge on those who put him in jail in his youth, is the grittiest and most mature adventure to ever come out of Japan - blending GTA-style drama and violence with the punch, kick and explore action that Japanese developers are best
When it hits in September, Yakuza promises deep gameplay, a complex story written by an award-winning novelist and a realistic look at the life of a Japanese gangster. All we've really seen of the game so far, however, is a whole lot of fighting. But a new batch of screenshots released today reveal… well, more fighting.
On the upside, the new screens offer a look at a slightly different kind of fighting. While most of what we've seen up to this point has involved protagonist Kiryu
Tuesday 16 May 2006
Sega's released a bunch of new shots of its forthcoming gangster action game Yakuza, which will be released later this year for PS2.
The game centres on the exploits of Kiryu Kazuma who has just been released from a 10 year jail sentence and is attempting to piece his life together. Unfortunately for him he's soon drawn back into Tokyo's underworld and must use his fists and wits to survive.
Yakuza's fighting system has been built from the ground up in order to provide a
There's certainly no shortage of crime games, especially on the PS2 - so why the hell should you care about yet another "out of jail and suddenly caught up in a whirlwind of gang activity" outing? Because Yakuza will totally immerse you in the seedy life of Kiryu Kazuma, a former gang member who's still workin' the Gucci suits and alligator shoes.
As you freely explore the garbage-strewn, neon-lit streets of this virtual Tokyo district, you'll instantly notice how much detail has been poured
The Yakuza publicity machine is starting to stir as E3 approaches, and we've gotten our hands on the first US trailer of the game. While what we've seen of Yakuza thus far has shown us a world of urban wandering and random beatings, the trailer promises a much more action-heavy experience, all swordfights and gun battles and explosions.
Click the Movies tab above and check out footage of Yakuza's anti-hero, Kiryu Kazuma, waging a one-man battle against his rivals in Tokyo's criminal
Wednesday 26 April 2006
Sega has dispatched a delightful selection of suited and booted images from its upcoming gang-based street brawler, Yakuza, which is going to be busting heads on PS2 this autumn.
A free-roaming gangster epic from Super Monkey Ball creator Toshihiro Nagoshi, players will stomp around Tokyo's red light districts as Kiryu Kazuma, a former yakuza soldier returning to a life of crime after 10 years in the
The US games market has been getting a little top-heavy with urban-crime games lately, but urban-crime games set in another country? Now you've got our attention.
In Yakuza, a free-roaming gangster epic from Sega, players will stomp around Tokyo's red-light districts as Kiryu Kazuma, a former yakuza soldier returning to a life of crime after 10 years in the slammer. The actual gameplay seems to revolve around close-up fighting (so far, we haven't seen a single gun or a carjacking). Yakuza has
Sega is bringing Yakuza, its free roaming PS2 scrapper to the UK this summer.
Released in Japan last year as Ryuu ga Gotoku, the game lets you loose on the streets of Tokyo in control of Kiryu Kazuma, a sharp suited Yakuza member recently released after spending 10 years inside for murder.
Unfortunately Kiryu is only allowed to savour a few moments of freedom before he's embroiled in a mystery involving 10 billion missing Yen and the disappearance of a girl called Haruka. He must use his
Take a dash of Wario Ware, a shot of the mini-games from Super Mario 64 DS and a slug of Yoshi's Island and, while the resulting cocktail might be as light as champagne, at least it will make you giggle like hyena on nitrous oxide. Which is precisely what Yoshi's Touch and Go should do too with its specifically designed DS levels. Blending horizontal and vertical scrolling action with two-player WiFi fun, this adventure demands that you protect a young plumber and his gormless green mate. So as