Yakuza Restoration Shows Off Its New Dungeon Crawling Segments

By Sato . November 11, 2013 . 4:35pm


Yakuza Restoration won’t be just about running around feudal Japan while dual-wielding swords and pistols to take out rebels as Ryoma Sakamoto. There will also be a dungeon crawler mode, with collectible allies who’ll be helping you out. Famitsu gives us a first look at the game’s dungeon exploration segments.


Since Ryoma won’t be able to take dungeons on alone, he’ll be able to recruit help from fellow Shinsengumi members, who will appear in the form of cards, as seen above. In order to acquire these cards, you’ll first need to beat them up on the streets, as they appear as your regular Yakuza thugs looking for trouble.


As you beat up different thugs, you’ll acquire their cards which consist of different unit types, such as attacker, defender, and healer; so putting together a team that fits your playstyle will be an important factor in the dungeon runs. There will also be rare units that are much more powerful than your average ones.


As you progress through dungeons, you’ll get to level up your units. Additionally, you’ll also be able to combine cards to further gain experience.


There’s also a chance to acquire rare items you wouldn’t normally find outside the dungeons.


These rare items can be used to enhance Ryoma’s weapons, or they can also be used to sell for some extra pocket money.


According to Famitsu, the number of dungeons are quite impressive, and there are several strategies required to take them on. For example, some will be simple enough where you just need to prepare yourself and things will go smoothly, then there are some where you’ll be required to carefully choose your allies.


Yakuza Restoration is slated for release in Japan on February 22nd, 2014 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

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  • TheExile285

    Sega plz, I need this game D:

    • leingod

      me too, but I need Yakuza 5 first.

    • Learii

      me too girl me too

      • DyLaN

        Exile a dude IIRC.

  • Longsun_Zhao

    I really can’t express the sadness it makes me feel that I will never get to play this.

  • Nanaki

    All my wants!

    Is there any way we can express the same desire as the Hatsune Miku games to Sega and get them to consider bringing them over?


    The more I read about this game, the more I want to play it, and the more it hurts. Long-range internet stabbing from Japan first pioneered by Sega, impressive technology.

  • Thatguy

    So… it’s like a SMT action game?


  • raulrain

    WHY SEGA WHY!!!!!!! T_T my Yakuza 5 . . . . WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Asclepius

    I suddenly feel an Onimusha vibe..

  • ragingmerifes

    Atlus influence.

  • As if Yakuza games didn’t already have enough replay value and longevity!

  • 60hz

    to hell with you sega. bring this over or go to hell.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    SEGA do us a favor and localize this.

  • artemisthemp

    Am I the only one who, though Pyramid head after seen the first picture?

  • Sega, I want it :( :( Could we not have a digital-only release

  • Bacon_n_Lettuce

    Damn, this keeps getting better and better. I’d buy a PS4 for this if it was localized!

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