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Real Japanese Models For Yakuza 3

Why bother designing a hot video game girl from scratch when you can simply use real girls as the basis for your creation?

The Japanese know how to promote their games, but this sounds like something the U.S. would do- Sega has entered into an interesting partnership with Japanese fashion magazine Koakuma Ageha for the purpose of implementing real girls into Yakuza 3. See, the publication boasts many of Japan's top models - one pictured here - and Sega will now use a few of them in the game; they will appear as hostesses, according to IGN. Seven smokin' chicks have secured a place in the action title- Sayaka Araki, Eri Touka, Rina Sakurai, Shizuka Mutou, Riho Nishiyama, Rina Aikawa, and Nemu. Apparently, Sega is going out of their way to bring more of the girl's likenesses into the game, as each will speak and even act realistically; i.e., the way they do in real life. The good news? Unlike Yakuza 2, which never saw the light of day outside Japan, Yakuza 3 should be headed to North America.

We'll let you know when they solidify a release date, but for now, we're just saying...we like this idea. It's not like it hasn't been done before, of course, but to team up with a fashion magazine is an interesting move. How much longer before EA goes in with Glamour to put American models in their games?

Related Game(s): Yakuza 3

8/9/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

Bugzbunny109
Saturday, August 09, 2008 @ 11:18:17 AM
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I hate hot girls in video games for some reason. I dont know why but i just do.

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baseballdude_ [Administrator]
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 10:12:26 AM

You're opening yourself up to gay jokes there. Just had to say it. :)

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shindelion
Saturday, August 09, 2008 @ 12:12:29 PM
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which means you must love the fat princes game.

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Skwidd
Saturday, August 09, 2008 @ 1:04:20 PM
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This can only be a good thing as more girls would get into gaming to follow and see the models. They may discover the new designs, fashion etc. and it opens up the market as well.

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AceTatsujin
Saturday, August 09, 2008 @ 2:15:45 PM
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MGS IV used real models for Beauty and the Beast and that was freaking awesome.

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Reccaman18
Saturday, August 09, 2008 @ 4:08:07 PM
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giggity! I have to get this game now! lol And I thought Yakuza 2 is on its way to the US. But I wonder if they will keep the original language for the game, as dubbing it would screw the crap out of it. The demo was pretty sweet.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, August 09, 2008 @ 4:53:37 PM
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I don't know why
I'm ok with Japanese models

I'm not ok with American models in games...

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AceTatsujin
Saturday, August 09, 2008 @ 6:58:15 PM
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Is this game on PS3?! ...

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Reccaman18
Sunday, August 10, 2008 @ 12:08:52 AM

yeah it is. I'm glad too!

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djduke316
Sunday, August 10, 2008 @ 5:45:53 AM
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BTW, Yakuza 2 is scheduled to be released (for US anyway) outside Japan this year I believe.

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psxjunkhead85
Sunday, August 10, 2008 @ 5:02:52 PM
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Is it exclusive?

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Reccaman18
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 1:04:36 AM

yes, Yakuza has always been an exclusive.

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Minishmaru
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 5:36:06 PM
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Lol I keep hearing how they "don't look japanese" on that IGN site...pretty funny.

But the one girl with long black hair I think number 4 was her...she looks like a anime character seriously which = hot!

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Killa_5150
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 3:30:41 PM
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Haha, nice. Japanese Models are so gorgeous.

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Blood_Haze
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 5:30:12 PM
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yes badass game + hot models = gaming heaven

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SpinningBeat
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 10:19:45 PM
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I can't wait to play this game. My japanese wasn't good enough to understand what was going on in the demo.

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