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Guns Won't Rule New Yakuza, Melee Combat Returns

When everyone learned that Yakuza: Of The End would feature gun play, long-time fans issued one cohesive, simultaneous groan. Would it completely replace the melee combat that is the staple of the franchise...?

The good news is that no, it most certainly will not. According to Andriasang, Sega has revealed that hand-to-hand fighting would still be a big part of the newest Yakuza installment; some of the screenshots you see through the link prove that. Furthermore, fans will be happy to know the use of environmental objects as weapons is another returning trait; you'll be able to use everything from trash cans to bikes when facing off against zombie enemies. Furthermore, based particularly on the one pic you see here, it appears we'll be able to execute melee attacks while holding our firearms. They've also simplified the shooting aspect as you just turn in the direction of the approaching hordes and fire; there is no aiming element...unless you want there to be. If you switch to "Aiming Mode," you can try for some head shots and attempt to nail a foe's weak spot. Oh, and handgun-type weapons have infinite ammo, too.

Those of you who are familiar with the series will remember the Heat moves; these will return in the form of Heat Snipe moves, which are basically gun-based versions of those super-cool skill maneuvers. But we're just happy to see that once again, Kazuma and Co. will be able to use their fists and feet to dole out pain. The combination of melee and shooting ought to be pretty freakin' fun, right?

Related Game(s): Yakuza: Of The End

Tags: yakuza of the end, yakuza, yakuza sequel, sega

10/25/2010 10:21:27 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (11 posts)

Orvisman
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:02:28 AM
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This game looks like it will be way better than Dead Rising 2.

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BeezleDrop
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:20:24 AM
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In ways it should be, I am actually enjoying Dead Rising 2, minus the ungodly attempt to not try to hide the low-res textures. And a 6/10?? Better than that.

I have been wanting to get Yakuza 3 I really enjoyed the demo, and I tried the Japanese demo of Yakuza 4 and thought it was awesome. Regardless, I believe they need to modernize Yakuza with it's presentation, in some of the games you can notice parts of the last gen lingering around.

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nilos95
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:45:43 PM

Actually, if they implement voices in dialogues completely and have some really small technical upgrade, i will be happy!

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Deleted User
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:40:18 AM
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cool can't wait for yakuza. I played 3 did not really care for it. like what mr ______ said at one time all you do is fight blah blah blah play with kids blah blah blah so on and so forth it gets old fast so i hope they do something different.

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Alienange
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:59:37 AM
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I'm supposed to be pulling off awesome melee moves while reading subtitles?

Gosh.

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Kiryu
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 12:35:27 PM
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I saw the new trailer thank god they are still keeping all the side missions and mini games and the melee combat.It will be awesome!

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Orvisman
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 1:27:59 PM

You've completely changed your opinion of this game. In the beginning, you were really upset with the story and gameplay additions, specifically the gunplay.

Day 1 import for me.

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Kiryu
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 2:03:59 PM

After i learned this is a spin-off not yakuza 5 then i was ok.

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main_event05
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 12:46:34 PM
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I want another RE Outbreak.

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Drake_RB3
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 1:27:42 PM
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Nothing left a better taste in my mouth than using a fish to knock out a thug in the market in Yakuza 3.

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___________
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 3:43:56 AM
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of course not, melee is the staple of yakuza there not going to change that!
now enough about the zombie game, and more about the release of yakuza 4 in the west god dam it!
o, and god help you sega if you remove those hostess bars again!!!!!!

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