Go Dungeon Crawling With Yakuza Restoration

By Ishaan . September 23, 2013 . 5:00pm


Yakuza Restoration will have a more complex battle system than previous Yakuza titles, Sega say. The game will keep the “Street Brawl Battle” system from its predecessors, but will also bring new features to the mix.


Lead character Ryouma Sakamota (AKA Hajime Saito) uses both a sword and a pistol to fight opponents. As such, the game has four battle styles:


  • A sword style, where you use powerful sword slashes
  • A pistol Style, where you use your revolver to shoot enemies
  • An unarmed combat style, where you employ the use of your fists
  • A fourth style, where you can use the sword and pistol together


Weapons that you can use in the game range from pistols to katanas to spears and even large cannons. Weapons can also be combined, with Sega claiming that a large number of combination patterns exist in the game and that you can level Ryouma up to level 99, upgrading his inventory all throughout.


The game also has two other RPG-like features called “Battle Dungeon” and “Another Life”. In Battle Dungeon, you take your fellow Shinsengumi members along with you to “dungeons” in the form of cards, and can use their various abilities in this manner. The dungeons you’ll enter will confer rare items that you can then use to enhance your weapons in the main game.


Meanwhile, in Another Life, you find yourself living a slow life with a girl named Haruka, indulging in activities like growing vegetables, fishing and cooking. This will feel different from the tense life of a Shinsengumi member.


Yakuza Restoration will be available in Japan on February 22nd, 2014.

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  • ronin4life

    This sounds awesome.

    • TheExile285


  • I saw the trailer for this, and I really want this in America like right now.

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    Hey, as long as it runs better than Yakuza Dead Souls then it’s already a huge improvement.

  • TheExile285

    Mmkay Sega. We wants this. Don’t screw up this time!

    • Pdugna

      Hopefully with the Atlus buyout they can get the AtlusUSA to maybe do this one?

  • InfectedAI

    And like the first part, it probably won’t get a western release. Real shame. I’m actually more interested in these spinoffs than the main series.

  • katamari damacy

    Can you still suplex monsters onto guardrails and fences? Another Life sounds pretty laid back and awesome. Hopefully progress made in Another Life also transfers to the main gameplay.

    • Göran Isacson

      … Now I imagine playing Another Life and suplexing vegetables into a pot. Then Haruka just quietly wonders when her life went so weird.

  • Deebo#Take What I Like

    I’ll be using the Sword Pistol duo.

  • TrueDefault

    Urgh… Stop tempting me!! It’s hard enough already!

  • leingod

    I’m already suffering for Yakuza 5, and this game sounds better by the day… Argh.

  • Luis Camargo

    And we all know who probably is waiting at the end of this Battle Dungeon….

  • Digital-Devil

    It’s time to start a campaign people! We need to let SEGA know we want this game. Let’s petition them on twitter, facebook, myspace, yourspace and any other space we can to get their attention to localize this game. Let’s even ask that new sony playstation dept to get this localized.

  • Bacon_n_Lettuce

    I don’t even care about Yakuza 5 at this point if skipping it means we can get this. Come on Sega, start making use of your acquisition of Atlus!

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      Boo, that’s no way to talk!

      • Bacon_n_Lettuce

        Yeah, it hurt to type that… But I just really, really want this!

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