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 Kazuyaâ€™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 Yakuzaâ€™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.