Japan Import: Yakuza: Of the End gets charitable on June 9, 2011

April 8, 2011 - 2:00 am No Comments

Japan Import: Yakuza: Of the End gets charitable on June 9, 2011

Section: Gaming News, Features, Japanese Imports, Consoles, PS3, Game-Companies, Developers, Publishers, Genres, 3D, Action, Adventure

Yakuza Of the End PS3 Box artYakuza: Of the End (Ryu ga Gotoku: Of the End) no longer lingers in release date limbo! After the March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan, Sega decided it would probably be in everyone’s best interest if the latest Yakuza game, one set in a post-apocolyptic Kamurocho beseiged by zombies, not be released on March 17, 2011. So it slapped the game with a TBA and then stayed pretty much silent for almost a month. The TBA has officially been replaced now with a June 9, 2011 release date.

If you placed a pre-order somewhere, then prepare to get your game a little over two months from now. Actually, Sega’s also done something special that will make you feel a little better about paying ¥7,980 (around $94, but it’s $89.90 at Play-Asia) for your import PS3 game. Yakuza: Of the End is now partially a charitable endeavor. Sega’s donating some profits from the game to the Japanese Red Cross, and is letting everyone know by tagging the PS3 box. All games from the initial box will have a sticker on it that says, “Ryu go Gotoku Ganbaro, Nippon!” Essentially, it’s saying, “Let’s do our best, Japan!”

In Yakuza: Of the End, Kazuma Kiryu, Shun Akiyama, Goro Majima and Ryuji Goda are all fighting off zombies and trying to survive in Kamurocho. I guess Sega wanted to show how the Yakuza world would handle a zombie outbreak. Despite the darker subject matter, the game will still feature many Yakuza trademarks, like mini-games. If you get tired of zombie killing through each of the heroes’ stories, then you go play some ping pong or go fishing. Oh, and there’s karaoke too!

We still don’t know for sure if Sega will take a chance on releasing Yakuza: Of the End outside of Japan. I’m leaning towards yes, since North America has seen Yakuza 1-4. Perhaps we’ll hear something at E3 2011!

Read [Ryu ga Gotoku (Japanese)] Via [Joystiq] Also Read [Andriasang]

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