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Don't Miss The Yakuza 3 Demo Today

Normally, we don't dedicate entire news stories to a single demo appearing on the PSN but we figured Yakuza 3 deserves a little extra attention.

We know that because it launches here in the US on March 9 - yep, same day as Final Fantasy XIII and one week before God of War III - it's going to get overshadowed. Furthermore, as it's the first entry on the PS3 and the past couple of installments on the PS2 didn't exactly tear up the sales charts, it's unlikely that many are anxiously awaiting the release of Yakuza 3. However, we should remind you that this PS3 exclusive got very high review scores in Japan; most critics agree it's the best title in the franchise thus far. And if you want to get a taste of the atmospheric GTA-style street brawler, you should download the demo today. If it's not on the Store just yet, it should pop up within the next few hours so keep checking back. The story will also be a focal point and we just can't wait to tear into some thugs once again; it's kinda like a modernized take on Streets of Rage or Double Dragon, only with a far more advanced battle system, and an intricate environment to go along with it.

You should at least check it out. Although we can't tell you to pick this one up ahead of FFXIII or GoWIII, we know some of you will really enjoy this type of game.

Related Game(s): Yakuza 3

2/18/2010 10:51:28 AM John Shepard

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Comments (42 posts)

Oxvial
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:10:52 AM
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awesome!! gonna play the karaoke game again xD

another game you can compare Yakuza would be a modern River City Ransom.

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Oyashiro
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 4:38:00 PM

OH! I never thought about that comparison to RCR but it really is like that. That does explain why River City was one of my favorite games on the NES.

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SnipeySnake
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:39:25 PM

You were right! This game is so awesome! Its nothing like gta. Im definitely getting this.

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Oxvial
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 2:53:02 AM

SnipeySnake I'm glad you are going to give this game a chance ! I can't blame you if you don't buy it next month but try to get it at some time.

btw I'm kind of sad =S...in the demo they cut 2 minigames the jpn demo has(trivia arcade game in the sega club and the hostess bar)... well at least there's still the karaoke game.

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SnipeySnake
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 5:54:54 PM

Next month? I'm getting this the second it comes out, or whenever i have enough to buy it lol.

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Gamer4Life
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:16:41 AM
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I played the japanese demo a year ago. The games is a beast. But still like so many others it shall be put on the back burner for the giants FFXIII & GOW3.

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:19:22 AM
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Definitely will, I really enjoyed the 1st one and the PS2.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:19:23 AM
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No doubt, not gonna miss this demo

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mike rlz
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:24:23 AM
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#1, thank you ben, for reminding me about the streets of rage series. streets of rage 2 was a great game!
#2, i also think the last guardian will run into the same problem this year, just like ico did. ico (and shadow of the colossus) is still one of my favorite games. even then was a game of the year contender but it was overshadowed by the likes of halo, gta III, and mgs 2

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 12:42:41 PM

It depends on the competition for The Last Guardian, I think.

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Feregrin
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 2:50:51 PM

I doubt we'll be seeing TLG on the market this year, so it won't have to compete with the giants.

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rossinator_99
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:28:27 AM
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good, something to do while i'm doing nothing today. i've heard a lot of good things about this series,so i am justifiably intrigued. my tax return is supposed to be deposited tomorrow, and apparently i'm getting an extra 400 of my own money back. maybe all these titles coming out will make their way into my loving arms.

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FullmetalX10
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:51:12 AM
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definately gonna check this demo out, not today though, too much school work... btw, im typin this from ma new HTC HD2, one awesome phone I must say(I know I'm always nagging over not having any cash, but I didn't have to pay for it, so it's all good) anyways, goodday to you all, ima work a bit now.

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Silent_J
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 1:32:19 PM

im planning on getting that phone too or The Nexus One,not sure yet.

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G8GTdriver
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:52:13 AM
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I don't plan on getting GOW or FF so this demo will surely be downloaded by me. Was there a GOW of demo?

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tridon
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 12:21:31 PM

There was a GOW demo released through the last episode of Qore. It was also attached to the District 9 Blu-ray.

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tridon
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 12:22:36 PM
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I have it downloading off of the Europe store right now. I'm quite pumped about playing this. I'd say it's the game I'm looking forward to most in March after God of War III (looking forward to Just Cause 2, too).

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 8:04:17 PM

Ya, Just Cause is looking like an addictive sandbox game. I'm impressed with all the videos I've seen thus far.

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chedison
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 12:24:27 AM

felt sort of weak to me. I played it earlier today, wasn't very impressed.

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fuk u
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 12:50:46 PM
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I might check this demo out and see what other demos are out there... beat Dantes Inferno 3 times and finished the gates of hell to get that platinum I thought it was a real cool game alot of people blew it off... gonna get my GOwI platinum here soon (need to beat in under 5 hours which I saw is possible one guy did it in 2:53:48) and play some Uncharted2 I knocked the rust off last night got my ass kicked a few times lol went like 9-11 / 12-14 / then made a come back with a 6-2 / 16-4 ect. mainly just waiting for HeavyRain though... gonna rent GOW3 and split second looks fun.

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hellish_devil
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 4:28:38 PM

I did it in like 2:30 hours with the cow costume. You get infinite mana with it. Once you get Poseidon's rage, just use it everywhere and.... done!!! And for better results, do it in Easy

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Silent_J
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 1:27:58 PM
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Definitely gonna download the Demo .But I dont understand why they would release this exclusive with 2 highly anticipated games of the year... overshadowed indeed.

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fuk u
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 1:43:32 PM
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there is too many kick-ass games coming out this year.. I dont think it matters when they launch now.

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redman479
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 2:29:48 PM
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Definitely a must buy!!! Loved part 2.

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piratedrunk
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 2:45:10 PM
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Sweet Ive been curious about this one I'll have to check it out

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Superman915
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 3:09:12 PM
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i missed the first 2 Yakuzas, but I wont miss this one.

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www
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 3:17:16 PM
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As long as its GTA-style, am in!

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BikerSaint
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 3:39:13 PM
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I've got the 1st one and almost had a used copy of the 2nd one last week too, but it was with out a manual, plus had some deep disc scratches, so it was a no-sale for me(has to be near-mint, include the cover art, box, & manual to get into my collections).

"Y3" is definitely another "want" for me!

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Lotusflow3r
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 6:19:45 PM
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Best Demo ive played on the PS3. Not because of the game as such but, because of the way it handles itself as a demo. It feels like they designed the demo aside from the game!

kareoke is absolutely hilarious.

Yakuza is march's top game for me. Loaded with details, more to do here then most games.

Now excuse me whilst i continue sobbing over the fact the PS3's top Jrpg, WKC has been put back to Feb 26th.

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soli
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 6:56:10 PM
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fantastic demo!i was thinking bout checking out the game but now its 1st day buy for me..kinda reminds me of persona for some reason.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 8:04:46 PM
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I'm downloading it right now, I look forward to seeing what all the fuss is about.

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LittleBigMidget
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 9:17:11 PM
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God my internet speed is terrible. *Pees on self downloading Yakuza*

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BikerSaint
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 9:30:18 PM
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Yeah LBM, same here
Hi-speed DSL, my a$$!
Been about an hour now & only 74% DL'ed so far.
GRRRRRR!

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WolfCrimson
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 2:29:39 AM

Bikersaint, don't complain. It takes me around 3 hours to download the whole thing.

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piratedrunk
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 9:56:53 PM
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Good demo but I felt a little underwhelmed by the combat

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chedison
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 12:26:14 AM

not sure why you got two thumbs down, but I will tell you I felt the same.

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___________
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 12:35:23 AM
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been looking for this to give the series a shot, but now ive gone over my download usage.
curse you M$!
oh well, i guess ive got another winter warmer.

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Kiryu
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 1:30:52 AM
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I've already finished the game in Japanese.
I tell you people "Don't miss this game".

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 1:31:43 AM
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I've been playing it for about an hour now. Best part thus far was the fight I had with a dozen guys and midway through he pulls out a cigarette and lights it. This guy is a bad ass!

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killzone100
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 8:23:58 AM
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Is this game like GTA? I have never heard of it before.

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 12:05:03 PM

no its not. Thats a disservice to this game.

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Miggy
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 11:17:59 AM
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just played the demo earlier today and I enjoyed it. I might pick it up later on.

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