Punch-up Yakuza demake Streets Of Kamurocho is out today – Rock Paper Shotgun

There’s still some time before Yakuza: Like A Dragon punches an RPG-shaped hole in the series proper this November. Up until then, though, there’s a somewhat more pixellated Yakuza game to tide you over, in the kind of side-scrolling beat ’em up Streets Of Kamurocho.


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Developed by Empty Clip Studios (who have form on this things, developing a comparable demake for Dead Island) Kamurocho reimagines Yakuza as a Streets Of Rage 2 influenced brighten. The game’s blurb does not discuss why your pixellated young boys Kiryu and Majima are punching up half of Japan, mind– but as a complimentary little interest, it appears a fun little timewaster.

The demake is another part of Sega’s big 60th birthday occasion over on Steam, and is just one of lots of demakes coming out from the publisher’s various studios. Unlimited Legend devs Amplitude have actually launched arcade shooter Endless Zone, while the RTS enthusiasts at Relic have developed top-down Company Of Heroes tank battler Armor Of Heroes. A jokey attempt to launch an unfinished Golden Axe prototype didn’t sit to well with the game’s developers, mind, with Sega ultimately eliminating some kinda mean-spirited language from the video game’s store page.

Hey– at least Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is free to keep forever.

You’ve just got a number of days to snag the side-scrolling Yakuza demake, mind. Streets Of Kamurocho will only be readily available on Steam until 6pm UK time on Monday, at which point Sega close the curtains on their big birthday bash.

Between karaoke, criminal activity drama and investor conferences, it’s safe to state Yakuza is about a lot more than simply fighting. However you do punch a lotta blokes in those games. If you wished to punch an entire lot more, Streets Of Kamurocho reimagines the Sega series as a side-scrolling brawler. Simply be quick– the free demake is only readily available ’til Monday.

You do punch a lotta blokes in those video games. To experience this #content, you will require to make it possible for targeting cookies. Established by Empty Clip Studios (who have type on this things, developing a similar demake for Dead Island) Kamurocho reimagines Yakuza as a Streets Of Rage 2 inspired punch up. You’ve just got a couple of days to snag the side-scrolling Yakuza demake, mind.

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