SEGA and Deep Silver have revealed that the remake of the original Yakuza, which released 12 years ago, will be available physically and digitally for PS4 at the amazing price of â‚¬34.99 / Â£29.99. Pre-orders and limited first run copies of the physical version will come packaged in a SteelBook.
As an added bonus for longtime fans and newcomers to the series, SEGA also launched a Yakuza Experience Website featuring a an in-depth Yakuza series interactive timeline and character map, as well as the first issue of a 10-part digital comic series: The Dragonâ€™s Path.
The story begins as Kazuma Kiryu is getting sent to prison for the murder of his family patriarch; a crime he didn’t commit. During the 10 years of his imprisonment, not only does Kiryu’s clan expel him from the yakuza, but Â¥10 billion (~$100 million) goes missing from the clan treasury.
To make things worst, Kiryu’s childhood sweetheart is also nowhere to be found, and with the entirety of the Japanese underworld on the hunt for the missing cash, Kiryu is all but lost until he finds the orphan girl Haruka, searching for her aunt who shares the same name as Kiryu’s missing love. What follows from there is a web of betrayal, underworld politics, and redemption as nothing will stop Kiryu from regaining his honor.
Along with being rebuilt from the ground up with all new HD assets, the developer also added nearly 30 minutes of cutscenes along with a handful of new distractions: Pocket Circuit car racing, MesuKing: Battle Bug Beauties, new hostesses, among others.
Additionally, there’s a new Majima Everywhere system where the one-eyed maniac will come out of nowhere to challenge Kiryu for a fight when he least expects it.