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Archive for February 7th, 2011


Yakuza 4 hits the US with free DLC packed in

When the news about the Kuro and Shiro editions of Yakuza 4 hit the net, the questions began to fly. Was the US missing out on this content completely? Were those awesome unlockable costumes going to come with our version too? And what about all those extra post-game elements, like the survival mode, or the underground fighting arena?

Today we can confirm that all copies of Yakuza 4 in the US will come pre-packaged with these codes right inside the box. Specifically, this includes:

  • Bonus costumes for Kazuma, Akiyama, Taiga, Tanimura, and Haruka
  • Survival Mode
  • Underground car park racing
  • The much-loved underground Fighting Arena

Like Yakuza 3, these codes will be one-time use, so you’ll want to make sure you’re buying a new copy of the game if you want to enjoy the bonuses. Consider it our little way of saying thank you to the many fans out there who are doing their part to help the Yakuza series succeed here in the west. (Hostess clubs included!)

We may not be getting the shiny black cover, but all the costumes you see above, as well as all the DLC, will come free inside every new copy here in the US.

We also have another special bonus here in the US for anyone who pre-orders from Gamestop: you can say hello to the lovely ladies of Yakuza 4 with an exclusive Dynamic Hostess Theme for PSN, free for all who pre-order on their side. If that sounds like your cup of virtual tea, you can pre-order online here.

There’s lots more on the way as we gear up for the big release of Yakuza 4 next month, so stick with us for even more news and awesome, M-rated goodness in the weeks to come!


Worst Ice Skater Ever?

If you read our blog or watch our YouTube channel regularly, you might expect the video below to be the one of Julian (aka ClumsyOrchid) skating and falling down during our Sonic Colors skating event in NYC’s Bryant Park. And really, I don’t blame you. That’s what I thought too when I was first sent a YouTube link with “Bryant Park” and “worst ice skater” in the description. And while we’re both incorrect, we’re not too far off, either.

Instead, the video below is from Improv Everywhere, a group that “causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places”. Their latest mission involved an ice skater stranded alone on the rink and… well, I won’t spoil the ending for you. But this is indeed the exact same rink that we had our Sonic Colors event in last year, and you can see a Sonic Colors sign on the side of the rink at several points in the video.

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