Ryu ga Gotoku 3 Offers Full Hostess Sim


Soon to arrive Japanese PS3 title, Ryu ga Gotoku 3 (or Yakuza 3), the latest in the series of highly acclaimed story driven yakuza simulators, will allow you to create your own 3D bar hostess as well as partake in numerous activities with her, to say nothing of the usual violence and intimidation the game faithfully promises.

The trailers should give you an idea of the game as a whole:

This time the series will be back in the present day (the last game was set in the Tokugawa period), and will be shifting from Tokyo to Okinawa, so expect bikinis aplenty.

Activities include bowling, karaoke, darts and pool. Interaction reminiscent of a typical eroge will be present as well, in the form of a wooing simulator.




No information is currently available regarding what kind of “action” will occur after playing with your hostess, but the customizable aspect looks quite appealing regardless.

Via Netharuka.

The series has been doing extremely well in Japan, and will likely be well worth picking up. Release is on February 26th. Of course, whether it can compare to GTA is another matter…

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  • The game looks awesome, can’t believe the game is coming out in less than a year after Yakuza 2. Loved Yakuza 1 a lot and pretty much finished the game. Too bad I can’t play Yakuza 2 on my PS2, can’t read certain NTSC games for some reason. =/

    • um yakuza 2 came out in japan 2006 so its been 26 months since yakuza 2 was finished. It just took two years for the game to be released in north america and then we still need to get ryu ga gotoku kenzan first.

  • They need to take this one step further and have Kazuma train his bitches to fight. That way they can join him during the random street brawls and do team attacks and stuff.

    And as an added twist, if any of the girls’ morale becomes low they can defect and become enemies. Kazuma had better keep his pimp game tight, or else.

  • well if the game is anything like Ryu ga gotoku and ryu ga gotoku 2 (yakuza and yakuza 2 in North america) then the screen will fade to pink and you will be transported to the love hotel district and the girl will leave you with some comment about how Kazuma (player character) is a stallion/beast/dragon/god and a couple minutes latter your cellphone will ring and show you have gotten an e-mail from the girl with a picture of her attached.

    • It’s not even remotely similar, the last two games went as such

      Game movies, exploring the city, random fights with other gangsters (in traditional third-person real time fighter), throw in some side jobs for cash (working as a host, etc) for fun.

      Only thing is, the game is based around a badass yakuza named kiryu, who, after leaving his group after being in jail for 10 years, literally crushes and brings rise to entire yakuza groups.

      • “Over the course of the game, CJ gradually unravels the plot behind his mother’s murder while [reestablishing his gang] and exploring his own business ventures. Like other games in the series, San Andreas is composed of elements from driving games and third-person shooters, and features [“open-world”] gameplay that gives the player more control over their playing experience. The game adds several features, such as [gang wars], car customization, and character personalization.”

        Yeah sounds nothing like GTA

        • Aaaah! I really want this in english!! I played the demo of this, and yeah it’s NOTHING like GTA. It feels far more polished and the gameplay feels deeper too, which is unprecedented for a sandbox game (which is why I stayed away from them).

          But one thing I wish they’d equal or exceed GTA in is eroness. C’mon, just a hostess sim? Tokyo has strip clubs and sex hotels, right?? Or would going that far ruin the image of the character that the developers are trying to present?

        • Maybe if you had actually played either of th existing games, your opinon would matter.

          Yakuza bares only a faint resemblence to GTA in that it is an open world game with gangster themes. Other than that, they have very little in common. GTA combat is laregly gun-based, Yakuza is a hand-to-hand combat. GTA revolves around driving (the driving in GTA has always been horrible), Yakuza is running. In Yakuza, you have to protect a young girl. Yakuza has a stronger plot. Yakuza is set in Tokyo. Yakuza has a real combat system equal to what you’d find in a fighting game, as opposed to the button mashing of GTA. Yakuza features real locations, brand names, stores, etc, while GTA takes place in a parody of America.

          Yakuza has far more in common with Shenmue than GTA. Some would say its the spiritual successor.

  • Oh, wow.. my blood is boiling with excitement

    manly game displaying yakuza in manly and harsh world with eroge in it sure is WIN, not to mention added loli in it
    expecting some gar action to play XD

    • Buy them from 3rd world countries like mine. It’s friggin cheap because its unhacked and can only play original games, whilst the Xbox is more expensive because of its hackability.

      I think you can get it for 350USD.

      I got an old 3D0 which I never knew we could afford…