Japan Will Get Yakuza and Yakuza 2 HD on the Wii U...and We Probably Won't

May 17, 2013

During the Japanese version of today’s Nintendo Direct we got an interesting surprise. Remember Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition for the PS3? Wii U owners are going to be able to enjoy it as well this August.

The Wii U version will have exclusive features and will be playable entirely on the GamePad.

The downside? Considering that the announcement was excluded from the western version of the Nintendo Direct we probably won’t get it in the west, and I’m also starting to wonder if we’ll ever see Yakuza 5

If only Sega West set aside those mediocre Sonic & Mario games  and started working on bringing over the true gems they have (and on marketing them properly)… I know, I won’t hold my breath on that.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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