Yakuza Online Announced for Smartphones and PC

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Sega has announced Yakuza Online.

The game is the first title in their “New Yakuza Series” project, and its coming to smartphones and PC sometime next year in Japan. The game will be free-to-play, and it will naturally have item-based micro-transactions. Featured above, you can view the game’s announcement trailer.

This “New Yakuza Series” is planned as a new set of games that tell separate stories within Kamurocho, Tokyo after the happenings of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. The protagonist of this first game is an entirely new character, Ichiban Kasuga, who is voiced by Kazuhiro Nakaya.

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  • MISTER6AME

    I prefer The mainline yakusa games on PC SEGA.

  • mega jew

    Truly the master race

  • Madbrainbox

    Fuck off with this shit.

  • DrearierSpider

    As trash as a game like this is bound to be, getting the series onto PC can only be a good thing. It seems inevitable that they will eventually test the waters with a port of one of the main line titles.

  • Dr. Roswell. W

    >The game will be free-to-play, and it will naturally have item-based micro-transactions.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5dfa28ebe5435434e57d089eb43ea4f64dd9c05a08c3fda976c137b837262b9b.jpg

    And naturally, I don’t want to play it.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Well, as long as we still get some proper games…

  • Feniks

    NOT LIKE THIS

    Honestly good call actually. Loot crates and other microtransaction shit does well on PC. They’ll millions selling hats.

  • Adohleas

    Any game that has smartphones or mobile on it as a platform, is automatically registered in my brain as trash unless proven otherwise. There is almost no games on smartphones that doesn’t feel cheap and boring.

  • RichardGristle

    Exactly. This is the door opening.

  • sanic
  • s_fnx

    PC Gamers: We want the Yakuza series on PC.
    Sega: Alright have some shitty f2p mobile game nobody asked for.

  • ProxyDoug

    I wish Sega would translate Yakuza Black Panther.

  • fnd

    Japanese are honorary aryans after all…