Sega Shows New Yakuza 5 Characters Via Screen Shots


We got our hands on some nice looking screen shots for upcoming open world action-adventure game, Yakuza 5. Yakuza 5 is an upcoming open world action-adventure game published and developed by Sega. The game is an exclusive for PS3. Yakuza 5 will be the fifth main entry in the Yakuza franchise. The game is set to hit the shelves in Japan, this December, later this year. Yakuza 5 will also be featuring a new graphics engine. This is for the first time that a new engine will be used. All the previous installments were built using the same engine that was utilized by Yakuza 3. Check out the screen shots below;



The game picks up right where Yakuza 4 ended, with Yakuza: Dead Souls being conceived as a byproduct. Since then, the main protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu, has become a taxi driver in Fukuoka. Shun Akiyama is residing in Osaka for a business trip. Taiga Saejima is serving a 3 year jail sentence in Osaka following the events of theprevious game. Haruka Sawamura is currently in Osaka pursuing her childhood dream to become an idol and is currently residing in Osaka rehearsing dancing and singing.

For the first time in Yakuza franchise, the game will feature five distinct cities throughout Japan. Kamuro City from previous games will be making a return once again. The four new cities are Soutenbori, a part of fictional Osaka, Nagasugai, which is a part of fictional Fukuoka, Tsukimino, part of the fictional Sapporo and Kineicho, part of the fictional Nagoya.

Being a huge fan of Yakuza franchise, I was highly disappointed by Yakuza: Dead Souls. Here's to hoping that Yakuza 5 covers for all the disappointment. I'm pretty sure it won't be disappointing.