Haruka who we’ve seen since the first Yakuza title is a playable character in Yakuza 5. Since she’s only 16 years old she can’t hang around cabaret clubs or gambling dens. Sega is creating new areas and events just for Haruka.
Another interesting twist is Haruka won’t beat up hoodlums, but she has some kind of battle component Sega is keeping a secret for now.
Yakuza 5 is slated for release on PlayStation 3 in December.