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Ryu ga Gotoku for Twitter


Mar 23, 2011

Release of the much-awaited next instalment in the Yakuza series, Yakuza: Of the End (龍が如く Of the End) may have been postponed because of the Tohoku earthquake, but impatient fans can show their support with the free iPhone app, Ryu ga Gotoku for Twitter.

Perhaps the main feature of Ryu ga Gotoku for Twitter is the six theme options, and by theme I mean large, distracting background image. Choose from Kiryu Kazuma, Akiyama Shun, Majima Goro, Ruji Goda, the game logo or a back drop of Kamuro-cho–complete with zombies! Another unique feature of the app is the button that leads to a screen exclusively for following the official 龍が如く Twitter account, whee!

Available for download in any store regardless of region, I believe
Sexy splash screen

It’s business as usual besides that. As a TweetDeck user it took a bit of time to get used to the app, but it comes with a number of features that would make life easier than said software does. Things like threaded DMs, easy access to lists, and a proper “save as draft” system (sometimes I have to wonder where my saved posts in TweetDeck disappear to..). Downsides would include a lack of geotagging (if you’re into that sort of thing) and the fact that you must load your timeline, @ replies and DMs separately.

The app is on any iTunes store, from what I can see, but is only available in Japanese.

Some screenshots:

Would have liked a zombie yakuza theme!
In case you can't figure out how to follow them yourself..
Check out the convo in other people's @replies
Basic reply and retweet functions
My favourite feature--see who is following you (No surprise that AP isn't!)
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