Sega announced via the PlayStation Blog that Yakuza 0 is headed to North America and Europe in early 2017. Here are some details and a first look at its trailer.
About Yakuza 0:
Yakuza 0 is set in a decadent world of over-indulgence, where cash rules everything and there are a million ways to spend, make or take money – everyone wants to get in on the action!
The year is 1988, a chilly but electric Tokyo is the backdrop for the rise of the Dragon of Dojima. See the genesis of series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu as he ascends the ranks of the Yakuza – the name for the notorious criminal gangs operating in the seedy underworld of Japan.
The story starts in the familiar location of Kamurocho. A young Kiryu is blamed for a debt collection that quickly ends in murder. This murder happens on a coveted plot of land in Kamurocho and Kiryu finds himself in over his head trying to regain his honour and save the reputation of his savior and father figure, Shintaro Kazama.
Meanwhile in Osaka, series familiar Goro Majima is living life and runs an above-board cabaret whilst possessing an intense desire to rejoin the Yakuza clan, he was ousted from.
For the first time ever, fans of the series have a unique opportunity to get into the story-driven action and play as the Mad Dog of Shimano; Goro Majima – the most eccentric character in the Yakuza series. Along with his unique fighting style and abilities, players will gain an eye-popping insight into his penchant for turning sleaze into profit – while trying to complete impossible tasks set by seemingly unforgiving bosses!
Yakuza 0 launches in the Americas & Europe for PlayStation 4, early 2017. That’s PlayStation 4 only…even though the game released on PS3 and PS4 in Japan, only the PS4 version will be released in the west.