During the last Nintendo Direct, we learned that Japan had an announcement that the rest of the world didn’t; Yakuza 1 & 2 would get an HD remake on the Wii U console. This pleased many fans of the series as it seemed to hint that the games would be coming to the west as well. Now Sega’s chief creative officer and Yakuza producer Toshihiro Nagoshi says it’s more an experiment than anything else.
“To be honest, we’re not aiming to see if the game will be a smash hit. Our real intention is that we want to see how people respond. The existing [Wii U] users are different [from PlayStation owners], so isn’t it hard to say if it makes sense?”
It makes sense to test the waters for something like this before throwing it into mass production, so how well this bundle sells in Japan will likely be tied to future Yakuza releases on Nintendo consoles, as well as whether or not this bundle will make its way to the Western market. Many seem to want it though, so that’s certainly a good sign. What do you think? Would you buy the bundle if it were made available to you?
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