Ryuji Goda will be making his returning to the Yakuza franchise, but only through Yakuza Online. As previously announced, the Yakuza 2 antagonist will be receiving his own story through the app. While this story isn’t so much of an extension, this new chapter will cover Ryuji’s life before he became leader of the Go-Ryu Clan. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
Goda finds himself expelled from the Omi Alliance and arrives in Tsukimino only to meet a mysterious man. That person is none other than Joon-gi Han of Yakuza 6 (and Yakuza: Like A Dragon) fame. A new video teasing Joon-gi’s involvement in this story, along with a new key art image, have also been published. You can find the trailer for this new chapter of Yakuza Online below. While Joon-gi Han’s role in the story hasn’t been detailed, his connection to the Jingweon Mafia will probably be important.
Yakuza Online is a mobile game where you can collect your favorite characters and brawl through the streets of Kamurocho and now Tsukimino. Since its release numerous fan favorites have been added, such as Kazuma Kiryu and Akira Nishikiyama. Players can also participate in several mini games from the console titles as well. These include the cabaret club, baseball, and other activities. Previous updates include the ability to play through the stories of mainline entries such as the original Yakuza title and Yakuza 2.
Yakuza Online is available on Android devices, iOS devices, and the PC in Asian regions. There has been no word of a worldwide release.