Yakuza: Of The End is a spin-off title in the established Japanese mobster series. It's designed to attract new gamers. Gamers that wouldn't normally give Yakuza a look. In order to achieve that, Yakuza: Of The End has 100% more over-the-top shooting of zombies than a normal Yakuza game.
It's an interesting tactic, but is adding zombies really all it takes to win the attention of gamers? After seeing the new 8-minute mega-trailer below, I'd have to say 'YES'. Yes it is.
I'm more hyped for Of The End than I ever have been for any previous Yakuza game. Call me crazy, but the idea of gratuitous zombie killing combined with grenade baseball, table tennis and Japanese bikini girls appeals to me immensely. Also, this:
Goro Majima is fabulous.
October 20, 2010