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Yakuza 1 & 2 HD: first Wii U trailer and screens

Updated games launching on Nintendo's console this August

Sega has released the first trailer and batch of screens for the Wii U edition of Yakuza 1 & 2 HD.

At Friday's Nintendo Direct conference, Nintendo confirmed that the HD pack would hit its latest console on August 8 in Japan. International Wii U launch plans for the release haven't been announced.

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The first two entries in the Yakuza series were released exclusively for PS2, with Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 5 subsequently appearing on PS3. A HD re-release of the first two games launched on PS3 in 2012.

The Wii U release will mark the first time the series has appeared on a non-Sony platform. The Wii U edition will support GamePad features such as a touch screen map and off-screen play.

PS3 exclusive Yakuza 5 released in Japan last December and sold 357,000 copies in its debut week, which was more than the combined total of the top three Wii U launch games. Western launch plans for the title haven't been confirmed.

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