Yakuza 5 Slated For December Release In Japan

By Ishaan . September 19, 2012 . 10:23pm

Sega have released new trailers for Yakuza 5 at TGS along with a release date announcement. First, the trailers. Here you go:



Yakuza 5 begins with Kazuma Kiryuu working as a taxi driver, and living a regular life with a lady named Mayumi. Mayumi works at a cabaret club and cares for Kazuma. You can learn more about the other characters surrounding the two of them in this earlier report.


Sega have also revamped the game’s battle system, to where battle transitions are seamless. Yakuza 5 will be released on December 6th in Japan.

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  •  Just got into the series and I’m hooked! Always hoping for localization; this looks to be great.

  • Shiki

    I’m really hyped up for the game , I dunno if they’ll localize it , but i’m getting it no matter what
    CAN’T WAIT <3

  • kupomogli

    So when is the western release, Sega?

  • sibarraz

    I need this game like yesterday

    Also, the game will include virtua fighter 2? Fucking Awesome

  • Luis Camargo

    Sega, please, confirm a western release. Please.

  • Kiryu X Mayumi?

  • XiaomuArisu

    I have no words to descripe the awesomnes…Taiga vs. Bear,poor bear.

  • The game looks great but I wonder if Sega will be able to make faster translations instead of releasing the game in the west a whole year after the Japanese release. With that said, I hope we get the HD collection of 1 and 2 ‘cus I never played those two yet.

  • Göran Isacson

    That is truly an insane amount of minigames. Also, this may just be me being weird, but for some reason I’d like to see a role-reversal here: idol-girl curbstombing some mooks, and hunter dude having a dance off with a bear. Don’t deny it would be amazing.

  • Kristina Wright

    After watching demo footage and these trailers my wallet threw itself at my monitor!

    Really hope SOA brings this and HD1&2 stateside.  

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