Yakuza 0 will be coming out January 24th 2017 only on the PlayStation 4, this entry will be a prequel if the zero in the title didn’t already give that away. The Yakuza franchise has done fairly well, more so in Japan but the US and EU sales have been solid. The game takes place during the 1980’s which brings up a lot of great options for the extremely campy series. Some of the features fans of the games can look forward to are long-time NPC Goro Majima is playable, fast swapping combat styles for even more intense game play, and what sounds most amazing betting money on pocket car races.
The story tells the tale of Kazuma Kiryu and the previously mentioned Goro Majima before they got their iconic nicknames, Kiryu’s story follows his rise through the Yakuza crime circuit until he is blamed for a debt collection gone wrong. Goro on the other hand is busy running “cabaret” and wants nothing more then get back to his Yakuza days. If you haven’t played any of these games you can get Yakuza 5 for free on PlayStation 3 next month in the PlayStation Plus line up. I think I might give five a try before the newest entry hits shelves to see if this is the crime filled series I need in my life.
Check out the trailer above.
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