(Japan) Yakuza 1 And 2 HD Wii U Demo Released

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

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Yakuza 1 and 2 HD for Wii U - oprainfall

It was recently announced that the highly heralded third-person beat-’em-ups Yakuza 1 and 2 would be getting a HD upgrade made exclusively for the Wii U. The package will include a multitude of Wii U exclusive features, including off-screen play and a much needed HD upgrade to Yakuza 1 and 2 in the graphics department. While all of that sounds delicious, there hasn’t been a lick of news regarding a Yakuza 1 and 2 HD release for the territories outside of Japan. And to make things worse, a Japanese demo got released today on the Wii U eShop.

Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Screenshot - oprainfall

Now that the hammering of you poor souls’ hearts is over, there is some good news. As some of you may know, a recent partnership between Operation Rainfall and Language Automation, Inc. has spawned a poll littered with Japanese game delicacies, with a focus on showing their respective publishers that there is an audience for these games (Yakuza 1 and 2 HD being one of the games listed). So, if you haven’t participated in said poll, then get to it! Every vote counts. More info about this special event can be found  here.

And as always, as soon as a western release date for Yakuza 1 and 2 HD surfaces, we’ll let you all know!


About Arik Yates

Former Contributor- Arik (yes, it's with an "A") is an aspiring video game journalist and professional monster hunter. He joined Operation Rainfall in January of 2013 and has been following since the Xenoblade days. His gaming obsessions include Uncharted, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, No More Heroes, and Bioshock.