Sega Europe Ltd and Sega of America, Inc. recently announced the celebrity cast for its upcoming video game, [i]Yakuza[/i]. Slated for release on Sept. 1st 2006, the critically acclaimed game is currently being localized for a western audience. To ensure a fully cinematic experience for players, the game will feature the distinctive voice work of Hollywood actors including Michael Rosenbaum, Michael Madsen, Eliza Dushku, Rachel Leigh Cook, and Mark Hamill to compliment its stunning visuals and engaging storyline. [i]Yakuza[/i], scripted by noted Japanese novelist Hase Seishu, features an intricate storyline driven by loyalty, honor, and revenge. The seasoned Hollywood cast will bring the widely varied characters to life with both subtle and impassioned performances.
A press release from Sega went on to say, “[i]Yakuza[/i] was an immense hit in Japan, and in bringing the game to the U.S. market, we wanted to ensure that the subtle nuances of the game were brought to life,” said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, Sega of America, Inc. “The title delivers the cinematic visuals and fast-paced action gamers demand, and with these top notch performances, they will experience a deep, character-driven storyline like nothing they have encountered before.” [i]Yakuza[/i] is an all-encompassing, immersive chronicle that captures the full scope of Japan’s underground by authentically recreating Tokyo's clandestine nightlife and unveiling the mystery surrounding the [i]Yakuza's[/i] traditional honor, respect, and loyalty system.
[i]Yakuza[/i] will be released on the PS2 on 9/1, and the game will carry an ESRB rating of M for mature. Stay with MyGamer for more [i]Yakuza[/i] related news.