SEGA Europe has confirmed that Yakuza 0 will be coming to Europe in early 2017. Available for exclusively PlayStation 4 both physically and digitally, Yakuza 0 tells the origin story of Kazuma Kiryu and details his ascension into the ranks of the Yakuza.
Newcomers to the Yakuza series will be able to experience the story-driven adventure from the very beginning of Kazuya’s story. A dark story that focuses on navigating the seedy underworld of Japan while Yakuza fans will have the added joy of also getting the chance to play as long-time NPC, Majima Goro.
SEGA also revealed a few details about the prequel:
- Learn about what inspires Kiryu to take path he takes in the rest of the Yakuza series by taking a trip in Japan during the 1980s.
- Improve combat abilities bringing the most intense battles in the series to date.
- Long-time NPC Goro Majima is finally playable. With his own fighting style, abilities, and his penchant for turning sleaze into profit, stepping into the role of Yakuza’s most eccentric character will provide some eye-opening insight.
- Endless possibilities to earn cash: From cash spilling out of the pockets of gang members you fight to Telephone Clubs, Disco Halls, or even Pocket Circuit car races, there are tons of ways to be a well-to-do gangster.
Yakuza 0 will release with Japanese voice over and English only subtitles. Expect SEGA to announced additional details about the retail edition at a later date.