Yakuza 1 and 2 HD Edition Announced for Wii U, Gets Itself a Trailer

We already reported on the Nintendo and Sega partnership that was announced during this morning’s Nintendo Direct. In that initial story, we mentioned that, among the many games Sega has planned for Nintendo’s systems, Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition would be coming to Wii U. While this specific announcement only pertained to Japanese audiences, with no talk of a North American release, it’s nevertheless exciting to see Nintendo gobbling up a huge series like Yakuza (read: huge series in Japan, even though we absolutely adore it here at Hardcore Gamer). This is what the Big N needs to do if they hope to legitimately compete with their competitors this coming fall.

Nevertheless, to accompany this announcement, Sega and Nintendo also released a trailer for the Yakuza bundle, which can be peeped below. Be sure to watch it, and either: A. remind yourself how fantastic the franchise is or B. fall in love for the first time with a series that is seriously under-appreciated, but amazing all the same.

  • JPeeples

    Love the series, and I’m kind of tempted by this…but a bit turned off by the super-bright cover art that will probably be used.