Yakuza: Of The End Has A Bit Of Dead Rising And A Bit Of Dungeon Crawling

By Spencer . January 14, 2011 . 2:36pm

Sega released a new gameplay video for Yakuza: Of the End, which shows Kazuma Kiryu and company wasting zombies with tanks, chainsaws, and bicycles. Similar to Dead Rising players can use ordinary objects to fend off flesh-eating zombies in this PlayStation 3 game.

 

Background objects are even deadlier when targeted with the game’s heat snipe system. Instead of shooting a zombie, you can target a car to blow it up or hit an electrical panel to shock a group of zombies. Each character’s trusty firearm can be upgraded by collecting dropped items.

 

 

And it seems like Kamurocho Underground will be a good place to find parts. This area is an underground, zombie killing dungeon where you can clear missions. Even though Kamurocho is in ruins, the game includes real life brands and a cabaret club where you can play a massage mini-game.

 

This second video explains the background story. As explained earlier, Kamurocho is overrun by zombies and grotesque creatures. Overwhelmed by the monsters, Japan’s Self Defense Force constructs a wall and seals the district in. Complicating matters further, Haruka, a key character from the Yakuza games, has been kidnapped. Kazuma returns to Kamurocho to rescue her. Four characters from the Yakuza series: Kazuma Kiryu, Shun Akiyama, Ryuji Goda, and Goro Majima band together to save the town.

 

 

Japanese comedians David, Esper, and Terry Ito appear in Yakuza: Of the End as zombies. Sega announced the collaboration with a press event where series producer Toshihiro Nagoshi explained players will run into the "Triple Ito" group while playing through the game normally.

 

Yakuza: Of the End comes out in Japan on March 17. We’re still waiting on Yakuza 4, which Sega will release in North America the same week.


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  • SneakyHawk

    *Prays for Western release*

    • FlamingSausage

      You still haven’t? Shame on you!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

      Buy Yakuza 4.

      Seriously. If we want to see this, people should buy that. Even people without PS3′s. Even people with videogame systems. Just everyone should.

      • http://twitter.com/petelechem Peter Le Cheminant

        I will be buying Yakuza 4 when it is released in UK in March. Loved Yakuza 3, so hard to complete everything, but so much fun trying.

        Not sure I like the zombie concept in this though, but will probably buy anyway :)

  • PrinceHeir

    i look forward in getting this :D

    could this really be the last yakuza game? hope not though

    • MrRobbyM

      I really doubt it is.

  • http://slitherup.tumblr.com/ THRONE

    As a zombie fan, I’m seriously seriously looking forward to this game. Don’t mess this up for me SEGA.

  • epy

    … still can’t believe this is an actual game.

  • Guest

    Hmmm…the Cabaret girls look kinda creepy this time around. WHy not just put Maria Ozawa in it

    • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

      Why do they even have cabarets and casino running in the midst of a zombie attack? That is even more puzzling

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

        In times of stress, those places would do even more business.

        Provided everyone who worked there didn’t get eaten first.

        • http://twitter.com/gabriel_may_uk Gabriel May

          And also keep everyone’s morale up.

  • rainfire2010

    I was under the impression that the Yakuza games were realistic veiws of what the Yakuza gang is and is about. I have never played one but am I wrong?

    • Interface23

      If the real Yakuza punch tigers then you are right.

      • rainfire2010

        Now it sounds weird to me…. Guess I had the wrong ideas of the series… but it sounds fun lol

  • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

    If this game had multiplayer, it’d be EXTREEEEEEME. Killing zombies with yakuza buddies sounds badass

  • HarryHodd

    Game looks absolutely amazing.

  • http://twitter.com/RizduanS RizduanS.

    3.29 is that kugimiya rie?! o_o

  • http://twitter.com/gabriel_may_uk Gabriel May

    Providing this game gets a western release and the controls aren’t dodgy, this game is going to be tons of fun :D

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