Yakuza 5 will be coming out later this year on PS3, and we have some more information for those of you eager to jump into the seedy underbelly of Japan!
Let’s start with stuff you probably already know about: Yakuza 5 has five protagonists, and takes place across five major Japanese cities. Each character was engaged with the criminal organisation in the past, and are about to get pulled right back into the midst of it.
But like any good open world game, it’s the little things that matter. So outside the main story, you can occupy your time by relieving stress at the batting centre, or test your luck and skills at the UFO Catcher (Claw Machine) mini-game! Or if you’re more of a people person, Yakuza 5 also has options for poker, sea fishing and bowling!
Lesser known about the western release of Yakuza 5 is that it includes all the Japanese DLC, including “Another Drama” which is a series of extensive sub-plots that focus on each protagonist.
Whether you’re training for dance battles, ferrying people around as a taxi driver or even helping out as a temporary ramen cook, there’s a whole world to explore! Head into CLUB SEGA and play some Virtua Fighter 2 with your friends over PSN. Or if you prefer to play something more rhythmic, you can check out Taiko no Tatsujin and drum to the beat of some music.
Oh, and not to mention that the battle system and customisation system have been enhanced from Yakuza 4, so players can fight with the best of them!
We also have the final instalment of the interviews with Yakuza 5’s developers answering questions fans sent via the #Yakuza5PS Twitter hashtag! Learn more details about the music in Yakuza, the developers’ thoughts on the Western release and the overall themes of the game.