Come back to US, Yakuza!
The previous Nintendo Direct has revealed that the previously PlayStation exclusive series- Yakuza (龍が如く Ryū ga Gotoku) will be coming to Wii U. You can also check out the trailer below:
The Wii U game will come as a HD remake bundle of the first two games, and it will be called the HD collector’s edition. The game will have enhanced graphics, and players can keep track of their game on the Wii U GamePad without disruption of the game play.
The game will be release in Japan on August 8th. While it seems like a possibility for Western release, Sega’s chief creative officer Toshihiro Nagoshi says it is better described as ‘an experiment’ to gauge people’s reactions.
Here’s what Naogshi states, published by Kotaku:
“To be honest, we’re not aiming to see if the game will be a smash hit. Our real intention is that we want to see how people respond. The existing [Wii U] users are different [from PlayStation owners], so isn’t it hard to say if it makes sense? It isn’t jumping ship to Nintendo hardware – Yakuza 1 & 2 are coming out on the Wii U, and this is what it is.
“[A 3DS version] is not possible. I’d do it if it were okay to have a Yakuza game without many people walking around the city… But it would be forcing it, no?”
So rather we’re getting the game or not, it’s all depending on the sells in Japan. Come on guys, we need you to buy this game so we can buy this game here!
Oh, and that 3DS thing? Totally agree with Naogshi here. What the heck are people smoking to think a 3DS version is possible?
Also, where is Yakuza 5????