SEGA has released a punchy Yakuza Zero launch trailer for your viewing pleasure to mark the launch of the gangster-’em-up for PlayStation 4 in the U.S. and Europe today.
Originally released in Japan almost two years ago for PS3 and PS4, Yakuza Zero functions as an origins title, taking place in the late 1980s as series protagonists Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima dabble in the shady dealings of the Japanese underworld. Outside of the main quest, there’s heaps of mini-games and other activities to pursue, with downloadable content also planned.
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Yakuza Zero is the latest entry in the long-running action franchise, which began on the PlayStation 2 in 2005 and has sold over 7.8 million copies worldwide as of November 2014. While the series has found its core popularity in Japan, SEGA has made an effort to localise the main series entries for western gamers since the original game.
Following Yakuza Zero, SEGA has confirmed that Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza 6 will hit the U.S. and Europe in summer 2017 and early 2018, respectively. Read our Yakuza Zero review and check out the launch trailer below (via Gematsu).
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"Yakuza 0 tells the origin stories of Kazuma Kiryu, the rising Dragon of Dojima, and Goro Majima, before he’s known as the Mad Dog of Shimano, as they fight, hustle, flirt, and dance their way through the seedy underbelly of Japan. Taking place in a chilly but electric Kamurocho, Tokyo in December 1988, Kiryu’s story follows his steady ascension up the ranks of the Dojima yakuza crime family until he gets blamed for a debt collection gone wrong. Kiryu must utilize his cunning and his fists in order to regain his honor and save the reputation of his father figure, Shintaro Kazama. Meanwhile, Goro Majima is running a popular cabaret in Osaka, but he wants more than anything to rejoin the yakuza clan that ousted him. He’ll need to complete a series of impossible tasks set by his bosses, but will these tasks push Majima past the point of no return?"