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Check out two new Yakuza 4 Trailers

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Yakuza 4 – Akiyama Trailer

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New Yakuza 4 Story Trailer – Tokyo in a box

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Behold the greatest Yakuza Wallpaper ever created

When Yakuza 4’s box art was first revealed for the west, fans across the US and Europe were shocked.

“It’s… good,” they said. “… really good.”

Traditionally speaking, it’s pretty rare that Japanese RPGs or adventure games get cooler box art in the US than they do in Japan. There are a few exceptions though – and you can add Yakuza 4 to that list, with both fans and our teams here at SEGA stoked at how awesome the box art came out.

Fans asked us for high res art, and even a wallpaper in the forums, and today we’re happy to give out both in one! Presenting our first community exclusive Yakuza 4 wallpaper:

(Click here or on the image for full size)

Glorious. Red. Big.

We love it – and we hope you guys do too.

Let us know what you think in the comments below, or in the official Yakuza forum!


SEGA @ PAX Community Event: Epic Raffle Prizes!


SEGA and the community team is headed to PAX 2010 to show off our games, have some fun, and throw a Community Event at the Gameworks right next to the convention center! Our community event kicks off at 8pm on Saturday and will feature live music from Cash Cash (creator of the Sonic Colors theme song), free food & drinks, access to some classic SEGA arcade games, and a chance at some of the epic swag we’re raffling off!

The Raffle Prizes & Sweatshirt

Our Pile o' Swag for the PAX Community Event

Epic swag you say?? We’ve secured some of our best SEGA swag from years past and present and are rewarding attendees with some really good stuff. To sweeten the deal, we’ve created a very special sweatshirt that’s only available at PAX Community Event – we think you’ll agree, it’s sweet. The sweatshirt comes in black and is heavy duty; very thick. There are four signature controllers from classic SEGA consoles embroidered across the front; we love how they turned out and cannot wait to pass them out. As mentioned, this is only available for our PAX Community event for these special giveaways, so you’ll have to come out and take a chance at winning one!

How to enter?

Very simple – Attend the event and you’ll get a raffle ticket. We’ll hold the prize giveaway later that evening and you’ll need to be in attendance to pick up your prize – it’s that easy! To help save on shipping costs and awkward travel situations (“Is that a Bayonetta gun in your bag, Sir?”) from the show – we are awarding sweatshirts on the floor and shipping all prizes out to winners after the PAX weekend.

Individual Raffle Prizes

We’ve got a total of twenty mixed prizes, spread across a wide range of SEGA brands and even some consoles to giveaway.  Keep your eye on the blogs for updates leading up to PAX 2010 that detail the individual prize packs!  We hope to see you at the event – if you are coming, let us know by signing up on our Facebook Event page!


SEGA PAXtravaganza – Booth and Community Event!


SEGA is headed to the Penny Arcade Expo, and we’ll be both on the convention floor and hosting an exclusive community event after the show on Saturday night! On the floor we’ll be showing off playable versions of our games, including:

Sonic 4
Sonic Colors
Conduit 2
Yakuza 4
Phantasy Star Portable 2
Valkyria Chronicles 2

Also in appearance is a look at the recently announced Shogun 2: Total War. In a guided demo, Creative Assembly will be on hand to show off the game, it’s features, and answer any questions you may have about the game!

In addition to the Creative Assembly team, we will also have developers on hand from High Voltage Software. If you’ve got a question about Conduit 2 or Shogun 2: Total War, they’ll be on the floor to dish out answers and tell you first hand about the games they are creating.

We’ve got a big show planned, so head to booth #3625 and check out everything SEGA!

SEGA Community Event @ PAX

We’re throwing a community event to celebrate all the fun we’ve been having in the SEGA community; if you are at PAX or around the Seattle area, we want you to attend! The event kicks off at 8pm on Saturday, September 4th right across the street at the SEGA Gameworks Arcade. It will be first-come, first-served, so get there early if you want to be guaranteed a spot inside. Attendees will have access to free food & drinks, exclusive SEGA swag, musical performance by Cash Cash, free Arcade play, and raffle prizes throughout the night from SEGA’s past and present.

SEGA Arcade Games at Gameworks

Sonic Air Hockey
It wouldn’t be a proper SEGA community event without a nod to our Arcade roots. At the Gameworks space, there are ton of classic SEGA games to be enjoyed, including:

After Burner Climax
Daytona 2
F355 Challenge
House of the Dead 4
LA Machine Guns
OutRun2 SP
Ollie King
SEGA Rally 3
Sonic Air Hockey
Star Wars Pod Racer
Virtua Fighter 5
Virtua Tennis 3
And more!

RSVP on Facebook!

To RSVP for the event, head over to our Facebook event page and let us know you’re coming! Since the event is open to the public, this will get you one step closer to joining the fun on Saturday night. To register your interest in the event, head here:

We hope you can make the event, and we look forward to seeing you at the Penny Arcade Expo!


Yakuza 4 announced for the US!

Alright Yakuza fans – time for some good news.

After some amazing passion seen across the board from fans regarding the release of Yakuza 3, SEGA is proud to announce that the fourth installment of the Yakuza series is heading west, and will be releasing exclusively on the Playstation 3 in the spring of 2011!

Yakuza 4 also builds on the style of the original Yakuza foundation by adding three new playable characters, each with a distinct personality and fighting style. They all have connections to the Tojo clan – but what those connections are, and what they mean with regard to a man named Kazuma Kiryu, is just one part of what will truly make things interesting.

Finally, we’d like to let you  guys field questions to the man whose name goes hand in hand with the Yakuza (or Ryu Ga Gotoku in Japan) series  himself – Nagoshi-san! Write them in the comments below, and with a bit of luck, your question will be among others asked after next week’s E3!

Good luck, and we hope all you Yakuza fans out there just found your day got a little brighter. If you’ll excuse us, that plush cat in the UFO Catcher at Club SEGA has been making fun of us all morning, and it’s about time we showed him our perception skills.