Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sega

PS4 getting Yakuza Kiwami in 2017, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life in 2018

They keep pulling me back in! Sega will be releasing two new Yakuza titles for PS4: Yakuza Kiwami, a remastered version of the original Yakuza, in 2017 and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life in 2018. Kiwami is set to be a complete overhaul with graphical assets recreated from scratch for 1080p/60fps support and dialog re-recorded by the original Japanese cast. Additionally, the game will be beefed up with an extra 30 minutes of cutscenes, expanding the backstory and tying it to Yakuza 0, and new districts, adding Pocket Circuit car racing and other activities. The combat is also being revamped to utilize the updates from Yakuza 0. On a final, odd note, Majima will randomly pop up for a quick fight. Lastly, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, which will continue Kiryu’s adventure, has had its digital and physical North American release confirmed for early 2018.

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Enjoy the nightlife in 1980s Japan in new Yakuza 0 activities trailer

A new video has gone live highlighting some of the side activities available in Yakuza 0. Sometimes even gangsters need to cut loose, and Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima will have plenty to do during their downtime in the redlight districts of Kamurocho and Sotenbori. The areas will offer access to a batting cage, karaoke bar, disco, (ahem) wrestling arena, and arcade. The latter will host a number of Sega titles, including Out Run, Space Harrier, and Super Hang On. PSX 2016 attendees can try their hand at the game with a special playable demo at Sega’s booth, B2250.

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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future bringing 200+ songs to PS4

The Hatsune train continues to roll on with news that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone is coming to North America. The PS4 entry will be a PSN-only release that will come packed with 224 songs, five difficulty levels, and 340 costumes for Miku and company. It’s being described as an “arcade incarnation,” which means faster gameplay and a different control scheme from Diva X. The game will be a free download, serving as the delivery platform for two for-pay song packs: Colorful Tone and Future Sound. Both can be downloaded separately for $29.99 or as a bundle for $53.99. Players who buy both will get hairstyle customizations and an exclusive ‘survival course’ add-on. Future Sound bundles songs from the Project Diva games, while Colorful Tone includes those related to the Project Mirai games as well as arcade songs.

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Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live – The 2nd Stage adds six songs, encore

Sega has released the second stage for Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live. The $14.99 drop includes six tracks: shake it! – by emon, Quirky Medley – Giga-Remix – by Giga-P/Reol, Mikito P, Hello, Worker – by KEI, Cat Food – by doriko, Tell Your World – by livetune, and Time Machine – by 1640mP. A special performance is also bundled in, LOL -lots of laugh- by mikumix. Stages are available individually or as a set via the Season Pass, with 3rd Stage set to go live in December.

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New Yakuza 0 trailer highlights origins of Goro ‘Mad Dog’ Majima

Sega is offering players a closer look at the Mad Dog of Shimano Family (and Yakuza 0), Goro Majima. The trailer finds a younger Majima as a civilian running the Grand Cabaret in Sotenbori, Osaka. He was appointed to his job after angering his bosses in the Tojo Clan, with his punishment being to make tons of cash in order to regain his status as yakuza. He does a little too well, though, so he’s given a tougher assignment: his first hit.

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Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live now available on PS4 for PSVR

Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live is now available for PSVR. Players will get to watch a Hatsune Miku concert from the audience, using their enthusiasm to charge the singer. The game is free to download but requires in-game purchases, sold as $14.99 stages, to play. The first of three was released today and includes seven songs: Love Trial by 40mP, 1/6 – out of the gravity – by noa, Satisfaction by kz, Weekender Girl by kz & Hachioji P, 39 by DECO*27 & sasakure.UK, Cute Medley – Idol Sounds by Mitchie M, and Love Song by Lamaze-P. A demo is also available that features the tutorial and one song, Weekender Girl by kz & Hachioji P.

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Sega catches players up on Yakuza 0’s story in new video

Yakuza 0 localization producer Scott Strichart gives the lowdown in the latest video for the upcoming origin story. Set in the 1980s, the game follows the rise of two series staples, Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima, as they redeem themselves and proceed to climb the ranks of the underworld.

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Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live to launch Oct.13, first Stage detailed

Digital singer Hatsune Miku will be making her virtual-reality debut soon, with the release of VR Future Live on October 13. Sega bumped up the release date by a day in order to launch alongside PlayStation VR. As an attendee at a Hatsune Miku concert, players will be able to wander through the crowd, use their controller as glow sticks to unlock extras, and if they make it through three songs, earn a solo encore. The game will be a free download, but to see any of the show, players will need to purchase stages for $14.99. There will be three in total, with the first releasing on October 13 with seven songs: Love Trial by 40mP, 1/6 – out of the gravity – by noa, Satisfaction by kz, Weekender Girl by kz & Hachioji P, 39 by DECO*27 & sasakure.UK, Cute Medley – Idol Sounds by Mitchie M, and Love Song by Lamaze-P.

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Yakuza 0 goes legit with Business Edition, trailer up, PC denied

Sega is looking to match the glitz of Tokyo circa 1988 with a gussied-up pre-order and launch copy of Yakuza 0. To match Kazuma Kiryu’s transition from debt collector to real estate powerbroker and Goro Majima’s to manager of The Grand Cabaret, the special edition will come with everything a player needs to feel business official. In addition to the game, players will get a stainless steel business card holder, complete with tattoo designs, and three business cards: Tachibana Real Estate for Kazuma Kiryu, Cabaret Grand for Goro Majima, and another for cabaret club hostesses Sunshine. There’s also a new trailer showing the beginning of Kiryu’s storyline, posted below. Unfortunately, this has to end on a downer: Sega reiterated that there are no plans for a PC version.

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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X jams out today on PS4 and PS Vita

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X has launched digitally and physically for PS4 and PS Vita. Miku returns with her Vocaloid pals to sing their way through 30-plus songs set within five themed Clouds: Classic, Cool, Cute, Elegant, and Quirky. Along the way, the crew will unlock module costumes to outfit with stat-boosting accessories. Players can also put together concerts with everything they’ve unlocked, and dole out gifts to improve their friendships with the singers. Both versions also support cross-buy for downloadable content, all of which, and there’s quite a bit of it, have been posted below.

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