Pistols And Gatling Guns In Feudal Japan? Yep, It’s Yakuza All Right

By Sato . October 15, 2013 . 9:45pm

When Yakuza series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu isn’t fighting local Kabukicho thugs after being accused of stepping on their shoes, he takes on the roles of Ryoma Sakamoto and Hajime Saito in Yakuza Restoration. This week’s Famitsu magazine shares the latest details on the game’s system and weaponry.


In Yakuza Restoration, the character level and style will be two different things. By increasing your style, you’ll get to acquire spirits and enhance your abilities.


Famitsu also say there will be special weapons that include swords, guns, long swords, spears and cannons. As far as armor goes, there will be equipment for your head, chest and arm.


In our earlier report, it was revealed that Yakuza Restoration will have RPG features such as weapon forging, and according to the magazine report, there will be modifications like pistol silencers and even Gatling guns.


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

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  • Pablo Sanchez

    american release please!!!!!!

  • s07195

    I wonder how cannons would work into the game.

  • Ryujin

    So long as I’m not really being forced into using the fireams, I don’t really mind how goofy some of those ideas sound. It could be incredibly badass, but either way, I’m thinking I want to live by the sword in this game. :P

    • katamari damacy

      Yakuza never really forced firearms on you, but later on when all the enemies carried guns, it became necessary. It will probably be something similar. Unless you’re like Kenshin and can deflect bullets with your sword.

      • Ryujin

        One of the cinematics shows the protagonist (don’t really know whether I should call him Ryoma or Saito) deflecting a bullet, so who knows, maybe there’ll be ways for us to do the same in gameplay.

      • leingod

        Dead Souls forced firearms on you. And that made me sad.

        • katamari damacy

          Yea dead souls sucked. you can’t just suplex zombies ya know.

          • leingod

            Well, firearms made sense in the context of the game, but they were implemented badly (in a gameplay sense). Sad thing is, Dead Souls may be the last Yakuza game we ever get :(

      • Setsu Oh

        you can in the trailer

      • Setsu Oh

        in reality too

  • Tom_Phoenix

    …Well, that will certainly make the fights very one-sided affairs.


  • Setsu Oh

    IT IS NOT FEUDAL JAPAN not anymore. this is the revolution that ends the era of samurais. btw 250years before this game’s story, ôda nobunaga used guns so it isnt that weird and the gatlings were introduced during the western/railroads era not that far from it either.

  • Ric Vazquez

    Mega hyped!

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