Yakuza 5 commercials remind us that we’re still waiting for Yakuza 4

While we're waiting for Yakuza 4, Japan is getting ready for the next game in the series, Yakuza: of the End. The Yakuza-versus-Zombie action game just kicked off its TV campaign with these ads.

Above: A new television commercial for Yakuza: of the End

The announcer says, “Zombies! Karaoke! Zombies! Hot springs! Zombies, zombies, zombies! But of course, hostess clubs!” Protagonist Kazuma Kiryu then chimes in asking, “What did he say?” before the announcer finishes up with one more pitch, and the name of the game.

Above: Another Yakuza: of the End commercial that focuses more on the game’s story

The second commercial is more focused on the game’s story with a bit less flair. The announcer simply babbles on about the beginning of the final fight. It’s mostly typical video game commercial stuff and lacking in the karaoke-and-zombies department.

Yakuza: of the End will be released in Japan on March 17, while Yakuza 4 will get March 15 and March 18 release dates in America and Europe respectively.

Feb 16, 2011


  • MrKrunkle - February 17, 2011 2:46 p.m.

    It is nothing like GTA in Japan. It being a spin off allows for it to be ridiculous because it is completely unrelated to the main story it may contain the same characters and areas but nothing will be mentioned again in the actual Yakuza 5 when it is actually made.
  • NightCrawler_358 - February 17, 2011 1:36 a.m.

    Wha?? So this is just a spin off? I thought the main series is basically GTA in Japan. When did all this Resident Evil stuff come in, or is that just Japanese flair at work?
  • 8bitBaby - February 17, 2011 12:45 a.m.

    that's so japanese. XD
  • MrKrunkle - February 16, 2011 11:34 p.m.

    This kind of bothers me but you do know that "Yakuza 5" is not "yakuza 5" it would technically be the 7th game in the series but is infact the 3rd spin off game in the series. Also going by the fact the first 2 spin offs never appeared in the US or Europe I think it is safe to say we will never see this one.

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