E3 2016: Yakuza 0

Earlier today Sega released a new trailer for Yakuza 0. Announced as a sequel in the Yakuza game series, the game would take place in the year 1988 in the town of Kamurocho, a fictional city heavily based in its own series. Yakuza 0, confirmed as a PS4 only exclusive title and slated for a release sometime in 2017. Check out its trailer

Here’s a blog post further explaining the root of Tokyo’s backdrop of its criminal underworld:

“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, the name for the notorious criminal gangs operating in the seedy underworld of Japan.

“For the first time ever, fans of the series will have a unique opportunity to get into the story-driven action and play as the Mad Dog of Shimano; Goro Majima–the most eccentric character in the Yakuza series. Along with his unique fighting style and abilities, players will gain an eye-popping insight into his penchant for turning sleaze into profit–while trying to complete impossible tasks set by seemingly unforgiving bosses.”

For more on everything E3 related, be sure to check out our E3 2016 page.

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