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