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The year is 1988, a chilly but electric Tokyo is the backdrop for the rise of the Dragon of Dojima. See the genesis of series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu as he ascends the ranks of the Yakuza.
Yakuza 0 launches in the Americas & Europe for PlayStation 4, early 2017. That’s exclusively on PlayStation 4. Even though the game released on PS3 and PS4 in Japan, only the PS4 version will be released in the west.
The story starts in the familiar location of Kamurocho. A young Kiryu is blamed for a debt collection that quickly ends in murder. This murder happens on a coveted plot of land in Kamurocho and Kiryu finds himself in over his head trying to regain his honour and save the reputation of his savior and father figure, Shintaro Kazama.
Yakuza 0 Features:
– The Dragon’s Origins: What lies in a man’s past defines his future, and in this case, we learn a lot about what inspires Kiryu down the paths he takes in the rest of the Yakuza series. Plus, you don’t get to be called “Dragon” without being able to knock a few heads. Combat styles can be hot-swapped during fights for some of the most intense battles in the Yakuza series to date.
– Embrace the Mad Dog: For the first time in a numbered game, long-time NPC Goro Majima is now playable. With his own fighting style, abilities, and his penchant for turning sleaze into profit, stepping into the role of Yakuza’s most eccentric character will provide some eye-opening insight.
– The Decadence of the 1980s in Japan: Cash rules everything in the world of Yakuza 0, and in the game, there are a million ways to spend, make, or take money. From cash spilling out of the pockets of gang members you fight to Telephone Clubs, Disco Halls, or even Pocket Circuit car races, there are tons of ways to be a well-to-do gangster.
Yakuza 0 launches in the Americas & Europe for PlayStation 4, early 2017.