Yakuza: Like a Dragon Details Legendary Former Yakuza Members

■ Legendary Former Members of the Yakuza

Kazuma Kiryu (voiced by Takaya Kuroda)

The former fourth head of the Tojo Clan. He boasts the nickname “The Dragon of Dojima” and is a legendary yakuza notorious among members of the underworld. He was reporte as “dead” in 2016.

Goro Majima (voiced by Hidenari Ugaki)

The former head of the Tojo Clan underlings and head of the Clan’s subsidiary family, the Majima Family. Because of his vicious attitude and actions, he is called “The Mad Dog of Shimano” and is regarded to be an extremely violent yakuza. He has gone missing since the “Kamurocho 3K Operation” conducted by the metropolitan police.

Taiga Saejima (voiced by Rikiya Koyama)

The former head of Saejima Family, a subsidiary family of the Tojo Clan. He is a legendary yakuza for spending 25 years in prison and bears the title of “18 Yakuza Killer”. He and Majima are close and call each other brothers. He has gone missing since the “Kamurocho 3K Operation” conducted by the metropolitan police.

Their Battle Styles

Goro Majima’s Battle Style

Majima uses a combination of kick and demonic flame dagger attacks in a violent flurry. He uses a variety of unpredictable attacks that include wide-range strikes and attacks that can cause paralysis.

—Majima attacks unpredictably and continuously with kicks and slashes. The attacks with a purple lightning effect around it may paralyze Kasuga and company.

Taiga Saejima’s Battle Style

With punches, kicks, shoulder tackles, and more, every one of Saejima’s blows is a heavy hitter and has enough power to send the opponent flying upon contact.

—While Saejima’s attacks are not as frequent, they packs an abnormal amount of strength. One clean hit may be enough to knock you out.

Majima and Saejima’s Tag Team Attacks

When Majima and Saejima are both fighting together, by meeting set conditions Majima’s dagger and Saejima’s power can be combined to inflict a combination attack called “Goujin Gousatsu.”

—“Goujin Gousatsu” is powerful and unavoidable attack. Be sure to watch your HP at all times.

Kazuma Kiryu’s Battle Style

The legendary dragon Kazuma Kiryu will change his battle style and relentlessly attack. He has a total of four battle styles. Determining what battle style he is using and acting accordingly is the key to victory, otherwise you will get hit with a powerful counter blow.

  • Brawler Style: A common style that combines simple brawler-style punches and kicks.
  • Rush Style: A style that specializes in high speed rush attacks and evasion. Some attacks will cause you to “faint.”
  • Breaker Style: A powerful style that uses swinging attacks and heavy weapons.
  • Dragon of Dojima Style: The final style. It unleashes Kiryu’s three secret techniques, which are parrying, repelling, and the Tiger Drop.

—The strength of the legendary man has not rusted at all. Use every means possible to strike him with all your power.

—As the battle against Kiryu progresses, he will change his battle style to Breaker Style, where he picks up weapons to unleash destructive attacks. He will even pick up heavy drum cans to mow down Kasuga and company.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is due out for PlayStation 4 on January 16, 2020 in Japan, and in 2020 in the Americas and Europe. A demo is available now.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo Intro Leaked

The introduction scene for the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo has leaked online.

A link to the file server hosting the demo (among files for various other games), the PlayStation Store listing of which leaked last week, was posted by Twitter user @raziel2001. YouTube user Lystrasza was able to install and run the demo, likely on a jailbroken PlayStation 4 (as another Twitter user managed to install it, but was unable to get the demo running). The full game was reportedly also listed in the same file server, but has already been removed.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is due out for PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020.

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Langrisser I & II Coming to the West in March 2020

Langrisser I: The forces of darkness are descending upon the kingdom of Baldea. Take up your sword as Prince Ledin, and discover the evil that lies in the heart of the Dalsis empire.

Langrisser II: The forces of darkness once again threaten the realm. Thrust in between warring factions, it is up to our hero Elwin to navigate this war and determine which path will bring peace to this conflict.

Langrisser I & II is returning with both classic stories of good and evil now remade in beautiful high-definition visuals, reorchestrated music, and quality-of-life improvements to the gameplay and user experience that made these strategy RPGs truly legendary.

Key Features
• A Blade Honed to Perfection – Experience two classic titles with new art, music, and presentation.

• Modernizing a Timeless Tale – Perfectly re-tuned gameplay for a modern SRPG feel.

• Langrisser and Alhazard – Two legendary swords, two legendary tales—brought back to life with new localization and a new character!

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon details Sujimon Encyclopedia, sub-stories

Sujimon Encyclopedia

The Sujimon Professor is researching “Sujimon,” the name he gave to the dangerous men, or “sujimono,” of Isezaki Ijincho. By cooperating with the professor to collect data, he will give you items in return.

Meeting the Sujimon Professor

When walking about town, a degenerate suddenly attacks protagonist Ichiban Kasuga and company. After repelling the lowlife, a mysterious man with a scarred face who calls himself the Sujimon Professor approaches and invites Kasuga and company to his laboratory.

For the sake of peace in the city, the Sujimon Professor is collecting data to create an app called the “Sujimon Encyclopedia.” Sujimon is the name he has given to dangerous men in the city. Witnessing Kasuga and company’s strength, he requests their cooperation in collecting their data on. This was the start of Kasuga’s journey to become a “Sujimon Master”

Registering Data to the Sujimon Encyclopedia

The Sujimon Encyclopedia is a smartphone app developed by the Sujimon Professor, which he installs onto Kasuga’s phone. By fighting enemies, their data will automatically register to the app.

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon Gets a New Gameplay Trailer

Sega has released the latest gameplay trailer for Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

The trailer showcases battles against formidable foes, character-exclusive jobs (classes), job changes, sub-story characters, summons, buying and equipping weapons, dungeons, crafting, three locations (Kamurocho, Tokyo; Sotenbori, Osaka; and Isezaki Ijincho, Yokohama), secret areas, various Play Spots, and more.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is due out for PlayStation 4 on January 16, 2020 in Japan, and in 2020 in the Americas and Europe. A demo is available now.

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon details ‘Life Experience’

“Life Experience” not only develops resistances to “status ailments” and increases the effects of Kiwami Skills (special moves) in battle, it is also essential to meeting new characters and developing deeper relationships with girls.

By building up Life Experience, protagonist Ichiban Kasuga will be able to obtain new jobs. Some of Kasuga’s jobs at Hello Work, the place you will go to change jobs, require that certain Life Experience conditions be met.

Build Up Life Experience to Gain Advantages in Battle

By building up Kasuga’s Life Experience, you will obtain resistances to “status ailments” in battle. It should be noted that this will only effect Kasuga.

  • By building up Enthusiasm, you will become resistant to the “Kiwami Skill Seal” status ailment.
  • By building up Mentality, you will become resistant to the “Sleep” status ailment.
  • By building up Kindness, you will become resistant to the “Rage” status ailment.
  • By building up Cheerfulness, you will become resistant to the “Fear” status ailment.
  • By building up Intelligence, you will become resistant to the “Brainwash” status ailment.
  • By building up Stylishness, you will become resistant to the “Charm” status ailment.

Life Experience can also enhance the effects of certain Kiwami Skills obtainable by Kasuga’s “Hero” job.

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DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment Announced

Today we’re excited to introduce the DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment to gamers of all skill levels who enjoy playing competitively. This new attachment elevates your gameplay by delivering more versatility and performance, while maintaining the comfort and feel of the DualShock 4 wireless controller you’ve come to love.

Its sleek design, with two programmable and highly tactile back buttons, allows you to utilize more of your hand to shorten your response time and gives you more flexibility in competitive gameplay.

• Responsive Back Buttons and High-fidelity OLED Screen: The two back buttons can map up to 16 different actions such as triangle, circle, R1 and R2 to name a few and provide amazing tactile feedback, so you can jump and slide without missing a beat. The attachment also features an integrated OLED display that provides real time information around button assignments.

• Highly Configurable: A dedicated button allows you to remap back button inputs on the fly, so you are always prepared no matter what game you’re playing. Furthermore, you can save and choose up to three different profiles for use in various games and there is also a headset pass-through for connecting any 3.5mm wired headset to the controller.

• Developed by PlayStation: The product is tested and approved for all of your favorite PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR titles, and is built with the ergonomics of the DS4 in mind.

The Back Button Attachment launches in US and Canada on January 23, 2020, for SRP $29.99 USD, $39.99 CAD, so make sure to pick one up if you’re looking to play and compete at your best.

Ike Nnoli – Peripherals Global Marketing, SIE

Source: blog.us.playstation.com

Ghost of Tsushima Launches in Summer 2020

Here are the latest details, via the PlayStation Blog:

Today, we debuted a brand-new trailer that delves deeper into the identity our hero is forced to adopt in order to save his home: The Ghost. While Jin starts our game as a samurai, he’ll learn skills and adopt tactics that are decidedly not samurai-like, and you can get a small taste in the footage we revealed today. In the months ahead, we’ll share more about Jin, the threats he faces, the allies that help him along his journey, and what he’ll have to give up to become this new kind of warrior.

As I mentioned, Ghost of Tsushima is huge—the biggest game Sucker Punch has ever made by a wide margin. Our trailer includes some quick glimpses of the vibrant, diverse open world you’ll get to explore, but we’ve barely scratched the surface.

I’m also happy to reveal our box art today, featuring Jin in his Ghost armor as a growing storm looms behind him. You can also get a peek at some of the gear and upgrades Jin will acquire throughout his journey, which we’ll share many more details about next year.

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Fast & Furious Crossroads announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Fast & Furious Crossroads, a team-based, vehicular-heist action game set in the adrenaline-fueled Fast & Furious universe. Coming to PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via Steam, the game is set to launch in May 2020. The Ninth Chapter in the Fast & Furious film saga hits U.S. theaters May 22, 2020.

Featuring an authentic storyline, and packed with heroes, gadgets, cars and non-stop cinematic-style action, Fast & Furious Crossroads will deliver pulse-pounding gameplay both in single player story mode and a soon-to-be-revealed multiplayer mode.

The Fast & Furious Crossroads story mode expands the Fast & Furious universe—with Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson reprising their roles as Dom, Letty, and Roman in an action-packed adventure set across stunning global locations.

Joining the cast are Sonequa Martin-Green (Star Trek: DiscoveryThe Walking Dead) and Asia Kate Dillon (BillionsJohn Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum).

Players will travel from the streets of exotic locales to the murky world of international espionage, pulling off high-speed heists and stunts as they battle to take down a new threat.

Fast & Furious remains one of the most beloved franchises of all time and continues to innovate in extraordinary ways,” said Jim Molinets, SVP of Production, Universal Games and Digital Platforms. “Fast & Furious Crossroads is an authentic experience that stays true to the series by amplifying the signature elements that fans love—a star-studded cast, high-stakes story, over-the-top action, deep family ties and, of course, fast cars.”

“We are thrilled to have Fast & Furious Crossroads as a tentpole offering in Bandai Namco Entertainment’s family of titles for 2020,” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. “The action-packed gameplay, all-star voiceover cast, and authentic Fast & Furious experience continues our mantra of delivering ‘more fun for everyone’ and is an exciting addition to our robust catalogue of entertainment for fans of all ages.”

“As huge fans of the franchise, it’s an honor to be able to expand the Fast & Furious franchise into the world of video games with a brand new story, the introduction of a new crew with ties to beloved characters, and iconic and stunning set pieces,” said Andy Tudor, Chief Creative Officer, Slightly Mad Studios. “With Easter eggs throughout for fans and an intense multiplayer experience, Fast & Furious Crossroads is a thrilling collision course that puts players behind the wheel.”

Ys: Memories of Celceta for PS4 Coming in Spring 2020

About the PlayStation 4 Version

Developed by Nihon Falcom as part of their long-running Ys series and originally released for PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation 4 remaster will support 60 frames per second with full high-definition graphics and optimized controls to reproduce the touch screen functions of the PS Vita version. The company is also pleased to confirm that the PlayStation 4 version will support dual audio, allowing the game to be played with English voices or the original Japanese, and that this feature will be released as a free patch to the existing PC release in the near future.

About the Game

Experience the world of the Japanese cult classic Ys IV and discover the land and characters of Celceta for the first time on PlayStation 4 in Ys: Memories of Celceta. Explore one of the most expansive locales in the series, complete with a robust and detailed mapping system that includes customizable waypoints to keep adventurers from losing their way as they unearth the many secrets hidden within the wilderness. The established multi-character party system with real-time combat first introduced in Ys Seven makes its return in Ys: Memories of Celceta to deliver fast-paced yet strategic action punctuated with meaningful player choice.

Knowing nothing but his name, Adol Christin awakens to find himself in the town of Casnan—a bustling frontier village at the edge of an endless sea of trees and untamed wilderness. Bereft of past and purpose, he is left to wander the town until a mysterious information dealer named Duren who claims to know him joins Adol on a sudden mission to rid the local mine of monsters. This unexpected quest reawakens Adol’s instincts as an accomplished swordsman, and their exploits quickly attract the attention of Griselda, a Romun Army general stationed in the town. Impressed with their skills, she enlists the pair to assist in mapping the Great Forest of Celceta – a task which many have attempted but none have ever returned from. Far from the frontier’s edge, Adol and Duren must brave the dangers of Celceta while constantly keeping watch for any clues that may help Adol recover his lost memories. More importantly, Adol must use his best judgment to decide who he can trust and who is using his memory loss in order to deceive him.

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