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Yakuza 3 trailer drops jaws, kimonos

It's looking awesome. That's really all we can say about this Yakuza 3 trailer, containing more samurai action you can shake your bamboo sword at. Our inability to understand Japanese is becoming more of an issue with all these excellent game announcements, but fear not, as we're hard at work taking some lessons so we can sound slightly more impressive. The announcement for this game was very, very recent, so already having this amount of footage means Sega has probably been hard at work for a while and we can expect something new at TGS next week.

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1. All I can tell is that is that this seems to be set before the meiji era, where the yakuzas were could be the protectors or destroyers of communities.

When the main character was called to it was "Wait master!", which makes him a head of a family or sect.

In the part where the girl carries the Katana, she's asking whether if he will do anything for the right amount of money, he says yes that's right, so then she asks him to please kill someone.

I'm illerate though, so don't ask me what the characters mean. But it looks good, since I believe those are not prerendered.

Posted at 1:46PM on Sep 14th 2007 by ruibing

2. Hells yeah!

Posted at 1:50PM on Sep 14th 2007 by SimplyB

3. The girl says "Miyamoto" at the end. Maybe Mario is the final boss.

Posted at 2:45PM on Sep 14th 2007 by Mango

4. It's Miyamoto Musashi and I am assuming that the man he is dueling with is Sasaki Kojiro. They were both rivals in the feudal era of Japan and I guess that Yakuza 3 has a storyline revolving around that rivalry at one point.

The dual-wielding swords gave him away, as did Kojiro's O-Katana during their battle. Plus, the girl at the end calls the title character "Miyamoto".

Looks awesome and I cannot wait.

Posted at 3:02PM on Sep 14th 2007 by Aurvant

5. Yes. That looks pretty and all, and the music makes you shake it, but I don't think any of that was even gameplay footage. I'll reserve getting excited about this until I see the actual game, not just FMV.

Posted at 3:07PM on Sep 14th 2007 by Dan

6. Nah doubt that was FMV looks like VF5 graphics

1. Said that she want's him to kill some one I'm assuming its Miyamoto Mushashi.

I read somewhere that this would be a retelling of the first game not too sure tho after this trailer. However apparently the main characters got Kiryu in his name and looks like Kazuma Kiryu of the first game and the little girl is called Haruka same as the little girl from the first game...

Posted at 3:35PM on Sep 14th 2007 by boltu222

7. pshh @ #5 cg could be 10 times better.
Have you seen oblivion?

This is (99%) most likely Gameplay

(hell MGS4 gameplay even looks better)

Im not saying this game looks bad by any means though... it looks freaking sweet... but dont doubt the graphics

Posted at 3:53PM on Sep 14th 2007 by KiraXD

8. Never fear PS3Fanboy, your readers will do the work for you!

Translation of the text in the video:

Introducing new work “like a dragon”
Director: Nagoshi ….
Year 1605 Gion
The lone guardian of the geisha district
His two names: Kiryu Kazuma and Miyamoto Musashi
The man with two names sweeps through the town of Kyoto
List of actor names
Behold! “like a dragon”
“like a dragon” spring of 2008, behold!

So when the girl asks him to kill Miyamoto Musashi, she's asking him to kill... HIMSELF!

Posted at 3:53PM on Sep 14th 2007 by Tonbo

9. FMV? Hahahahah...the PS3 is _easily_ capable of graphics this good. Heavenly Sword looks 5x better in motion than this does. Not to say this looks bad, but accusing it of fmv? LOL.

Posted at 3:53PM on Sep 14th 2007 by Popfrogs

10. Eh, looks like PS2 game movies.

Posted at 4:07PM on Sep 14th 2007 by Metoo

11. I hope if they release it over here, they leave the japanese voices and have subtitles, the translation and lip sync goes to rat shit when they convert it.

Posted at 7:27PM on Sep 14th 2007 by finelicker

12. The reason I think that's mostly pre-rendered is not the quality. I completely understand that the PS3 is capable of some amazing real-time rendering. I think it's mostly not gameplay footage because there's no HUD, no menus, and not many actions that would make sense as gameplay actions.

Posted at 11:17AM on Sep 17th 2007 by Dan

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