In Sega’s Yakuza series, you take on gangs, rival mobsters, and occasionally zombies. In the recently announced game, Yakuza Restoration, you will play as Kazuma Kiryu, who’ll be assuming the roles of Sakamoto Ryoma and Saito Hajime during the Bakumatsu period. This week’s Famitsu magazine shares more details.
Yakuza Restoration will start out with the iconic scene of Sakamoto Ryoma’s death where he met his end after being hunted down by Bakufu supporters. The game’s prologue will take place in Tosa, but most of it will be take place in the historic city of Kyoto. While Kyoto will keep true to its appearance from the era, it will be similar to present day Kyoto in terms of cityscape.
According to the magazine, the name Kazuma Kiryu is never mentioned, and the protagonist won’t have any tattoos. One of Sega’s biggest focuses for Yakuza Restoration, is to make it more enjoyable than any JRPG out there. They’ll be focusing on more RPG features, such as being able to enhance your abilities as you go around town, and weapon forging.
Weaponry will consist mainly of swords and firearms, and there will be an abundant amount of arms available for the player. Another goal of Sega’s is to make Yakuza Restoration’s battle system have more depth and a more refreshing feel to it than any of the past titles of the series. The difficulty of battles will also be higher, as they’ll be making it tough to advance if your stats and weapons aren’t up to par. The level cap is also set at 99.
Sega has not announced which console(s) Yakuza Restoration is in development for.