TV Squad has four amazing giveaways this week! | Add to My AOL, MyYahoo, Google, Bloglines

Rumor: Sega may be counting down to new Yakuza

A lot of Sega fanboys would cry out for Shenmue 3 at this point, but we don't think that's what's getting announced at the Tokyo Game Show in a matter of weeks. If you check out the official Japanese website for Yakuza 2, at least what we assume is Yakuza 2, a strange thing happens -- a knife stabs a piece of paper and a number, written in Japanese, pops up. It's the number 8, and it's apparently been counting down for a while.

What's in eight days? According to IGN, the first Tokyo Game Show briefing. Will Sega announce a new entry into the surprisingly decent Yakuza franchise for the PS3? Rumors about that the game is supposed to move players beyond anything felt in recent games. Sega's most successful game to move players is arguably Shenmue. People weren't as excited over Shenmue 2, regardless, a third entry into the series has been desired by fans for years. But why would it be advertised on a Yakuza site? They are remotely related -- they've got similar gameplay and storytelling aspects. Whatever the ultimate result, we'll bring it to you on the 14th!

[via IGN]

Related Headlines

Reader Comments

(Page 1)

1. I would kill for another Shenmue...

Posted at 8:23PM on Sep 5th 2007 by PS!CHO

2. I would kill for another Yakuza...
Too bad I never finished it.

Posted at 8:34PM on Sep 5th 2007 by Ghost

3. I got confused. I read that Yakuza was a surprisingly decent franchise for ps3. I was like... I don't remember this game, at all.

Now I'm wondering... what are these games? RPGs? Nick is excited, so I'm thinking so. But what's so great about them?

The next great thing I'm waiting for from Sega is a glorious 2d Sonic for next-gen.

I held my breath for all of 2 seconds.

Posted at 8:36PM on Sep 5th 2007 by John

4. i finished Yakuza. the first one. the story was pretty good, good enough to keep me playing. the fighting system wasn't top notch, but it still kept things fun.

now when are they bring Yakuza 2 state side?!
i could care less about a PS3 entry for the franchise.

Posted at 8:38PM on Sep 5th 2007 by Alex

5. @ John -- nah, it's not an RPG. Sort of a brawler with dramatic storytelling. A modern day Onimusha, of sorts, but less cheesy... which makes it sort of cheesy. I only played a demo that I got from GameStop for free, but it wasn't bad.

...I've always liked Sega, too, so the opportunity for them to make a good game again is very appealing to me. Until they make a regular Phantasy Star V RPG, I'll keep a watchful gaze over Sega.

Posted at 8:43PM on Sep 5th 2007 by ndoerr

6. I hated the boss with the duel guns! WTF was that About, how am I supposed to beat him.

Posted at 12:12AM on Sep 6th 2007 by sicklesdawg


I am more interested in whatever the other one happens to be.

Posted at 2:10AM on Sep 7th 2007 by Sammy

Add your comments

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.

To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use


New Users

Current Users


PS3 Fanboy interviews Everyday Shooter's Jon MakPS3 Fanboy interviews Udon Comics and Street Fighter!Check out the PlayStation Fancast podcast!


Contests and Giveaways (6)
Community (61)
Galleries (32)
Guides (1)
Hands-on (4)
Interviews (194)
Podcasts (11)
Polls and Surveys (36)
Rants (15)
Reviews (29)
Wallpapers (2)
Blu-ray (167)
Business (19)
Deals and Bargains (32)
Demos (43)
Downloads (80)
e-Distribution Games (71)
Firmware Updates (33)
Game Patches (15)
Hacks and Homebrew (19)
Hardware (10)
Multimedia (26)
New Releases (108)
News (143)
Peripherals (28)
PlayStation Network (144)
PlayStation Store (152)
Previews (474)
Rumors (316)
Videos and Screenshots (352)


Powered by Blogsmith

Sponsored Links

Featured Galleries

LocoRoco: Cocorecho
Ratchet & Clank: Concept Art
Ratchet & Clank: Renders
Heavenly Sword: Motion Capture
Heavenly Sword: Weapons & Environments
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Online
Resident Evil 5
Super Puzzle Fighter II HD
Soulcalibur IV


Most Commented On (14 days)

Recent Comments

Weblogs, Inc. Network

  • Autos
    • Autoblog
    • AutoblogGreen
    • Autoblog Spanish
    • Autoblog Chinese
    • Autoblog Simplified Chinese
  • Technology
    • Download Squad
    • Engadget
    • Engadget HD
    • Engadget Mobile
    • Engadget Chinese
    • Engadget Simplified Chinese
    • Engadget Japanese
    • Engadget Spanish
    • TUAW (Apple)
  • Lifestyle
    • DIY Life
    • Gadling
    • Luxist
    • ParentDish
    • Slashfood
    • Styledash
    • That's Fit
  • Gaming
    • Joystiq
    • DS Fanboy
    • Nintendo Wii Fanboy
    • PS3 Fanboy
    • PSP Fanboy
    • Second Life Insider
    • WoW Insider
    • Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • Entertainment
    • Cinematical
    • TV Squad
  • Finance
    • BloggingBuyouts
    • BloggingStocks
  • Retired
    • AdJab
    • BBHub (BlackBerry)
    • Blogging DEMO
    • Blogging E3
    • Blogging ETech
    • Blogging Gnomedex
    • Blogging Milken
    • Blogging Ohio
    • Blogging Web 2.0
    • Future of Music
    • Bluetooth
    • Card Squad
    • CSS Insider
    • Design
    • Digital Music
    • Digital Photography
    • Divester (scuba)
    • Droxy (Digital Radio)
    • DV Guru (Digital Video)
    • Enron Blog
    • Flash Insider
    • Google (Unofficial)
    • JavaScript
    • Live 8 Insider
    • Magazine Design
    • Medical Informatics Insider
    • Microsoft (Unofficial)
    • Mortgages
    • Nanopublishing
    • Office
    • Open Source
    • Peer-to-Peer
    • Photoshop (Unofficial)
    • PVR Wire
    • RFID
    • RSS
    • SAS (Unofficial)
    • SCM Wire (supply chain)
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Social Software
    • Spam
    • Tablet PCs
    • Telemedicine Insider
    • Unofficial Playstation 3
    • Unofficial Xbox2
    • Video Games
    • VoIP
    • WiFi
    • The WiMAX Weblog
    • Wireless Dev
    • The Wireless Report
    • Yahoo (Unofficial)

Other Weblogs Inc. Network blogs you might be interested in:

DS Fanboy
  • Sunrise tests the limits of anime fandom
  • Friday Video: Speeding things up
  • More than just Dragon's Lair coming to the DS
  • Final Fantasy IV site expands
  • Taito goes DS-only at TGS
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Second Life Insider
  • The Sound of Sleep
  • Relationships in SL are real
  • Presence rears its ugly head again
  • Comic - The Houseplant
  • Yesterday's Money: 6th September
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Nintendo Wii Fanboy
  • Friday Video: Wii hates Lego dudes
  • Sin and Punishment rated by OFLC, English-speaking world cheers
  • Wii Fit gets some time in the spotlight on Dutch TV [update 1]
  • Deca Sporta isn't all about fun in the sun
  • MOH: Heroes 2 trailer has one man taking down all of Germany
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • Loads of new Team Fortress 2 vids
  • $299 Premium 360s at Office Depot
  • Want to write for X3F? Read this
  • takes on Covenant weapons
  • Prototype Halo 3 McFarlane figures unveiled [update 1]
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus UMD-capitates March 4, '08
  • Rumor: Sony Ericsson planning motion-sensitive gaming phone
  • Sony sends out 'Lair Reviewer's Guide' -- Must. Not. Laugh.
  • Pachter: $399 PS3 by next April, Xbox 360 rebounding in Aug. NPD
  • Halo 3 'early adopter' banned for many lifetimes
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • Anya Hindmarch Janie Clutch, Handbag of the Day
  • The Tris 3-in-1 Shower Cabin
  • Chinese Spend Big On Unauthorized iPhones
  • 7 of the Craziest Luxury Vodkas
  • Ilha da Josefa, Estate of the Day
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • Two Samsung executives arrested for fraud in Thailand
  • Palm confirms Bird, Plane, but no Centro for September 12th announcement
  • The hundred gadget giveaway: round 16
  • Messaging toaster burns notes into your breakfast
  • iPhoneSIMfree shows us demo of iPhone unlock app, back end -- now due Monday
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget Mobile
  • Palm confirms Bird, Plane, but no Centro for September 12th announcement
  • Sprint scores silly marketing points, pairs BlackBerry 8830 with private island
  • O2 UK kicks off EDGE upgrade
  • i-mate's Ultimate 8150 out and about
  • The hundred gadget giveaway: round 15
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Download Squad
  • Do more with Monolingual, but be careful.
  • Firefox extension mashups
  • Dasher - The psychedelic keyboard alternative
  • Rely on peers for online airport advice
  • Yahoo! releases Messenger for Mac 3.0
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • Photo of the Day: Red Cross helps fight California fires
  • VIDEO: Ford fools people into telling the truth
  • Michelin creates Energy Saver gas-conserving tire
  • Business Week grades Mulally's first year
  • Microsoft and Siemens partner for in-car entertainment system
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
  • TUAW Best of the Week
  • locks out PXL package
  • Does Apple want to sell TV shows for 99 cents?
  • How not to download iTunes Store tracks or previews for Ringtones
  • Create your own iTunes-compatible ringtones
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines