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How Realistic is Yakuza 6? Behind Japan's Long History of Crime Syndicates

How close to reality is the Yakuza series' depiction of Japan's underground crime syndicates?

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Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Valkyria Chronicles 4 Are Coming to PC

Yakuza 0 will be out this August.

How Realistic is Yakuza 6? Behind Japan's Long History of Crime Syndicates

How close to reality is the Yakuza series' depiction of Japan's underground crime syndicates?

A Yakuza Primer: Everything You Need to Know About the Series Before Yakuza 6

From Yakuza 0 to Yakuza 5, here's the hypercondensed version of everything you need to know about Kazuma Kiryu before his final bow.

Yakuza Special Announcement Teased for Yakuza 6 Art Show

Gallery Nucleus is partnering with Sega to celebrate the art of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life.

USgamer's Top 20 Games of the Year 2017: #5-#2

You thought you were getting our Game of the Year today? Sorry to break the news: but Day Four only leads to our second top choice of GOTY.

Hirun's 10 Favorite Games of 2017: The Digital Beast in the East

It's been a year to remember for single player and Japanese games.

Majima Does More Than Just Pop Up Everywhere in Yakuza Kiwami

You can pre-order the Yakuza remake today.

USgamer's Favorite Games of 2017 (...So Far)

Holy cow, June's already over? This year is flying by.

The Yakuza Series Is Left Purposefully Undubbed to Emulate a "Foreign Film Experience"

We chat with Sega's localization producer about the upcoming release of Yakuza Kiwami and keeping the series culturally in tact.

In Yakuza 0, Food Heals More Than Just Health

Chicken Soup for the Yakuza Soul.

Yakuza 0, a Fascinating Game Completely at Odds With Itself

SEGA's crime odyssey isn't afraid of a little tonal whiplash, which sometimes can be a good thing... but not always.

How Japan is Taking Back Console Gaming in 2017

2017 IN PREVIEW: A new wave of Japanese console games is taking over 2017.

Persona 5 and Yakuza 0 Aren't Coming to Switch or PC

People are driving Atlus mad with platform questions about upcoming titles.

Yakuza 0 Revisits Kazuma Kiryu's Karaoke Past on Jan 24, 2017

Sega has a release date for the Yakuza prequel in North America and Europe.

You Don't Have to be an ’80s Kid to Appreciate Yakuza 0

...you just need a healthy love of the ridiculous.

What Does Sega's Yakuza 5 Announcement Mean for the Future of the Series?

Sony and Sega's surprise Yakuza 5 announcement suggests the series might not be on life support in the west after all.

Trapped in the Yakuza Cycle

Yakuza Zero looks like it could be great, but that's assuming Sega has the will to actually release it in the west.