17 Minutes of Yakuza 5 Footage Introduces Story, Characters

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
December PS3 game features 5 locations, 5 playable characters

The official YouTube channel for the Ryū ga Gotoku (Yakuza) video game series began streaming two long trailer videos on Sunday for the upcoming Ryū ga Gotoku 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono video game for the PlayStation 3.

The first 10-minute video features cutscene footage outlining the game's main story and introduces the game's main cast. The second seven-minute video introduces the game's five main locations and playable characters, and features battle gameplay footage.

The game will allow players to explore Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka, and Nagoya, and will feature Haruka Sawamura as a playable character. New character Tatsuo Shinada also joins the cast as a playable character as a baseball player saddled with gambling debts. Main character Kazuma Kiryu returns to the game as a taxi driver. Other playable characters include Shun Akiyama and Taiga Saejima.

Sega will release the game in Japan on December 6 for 8,800 yen (about US$111). The game will also ship in a special Emblem Edition that will bundle a 250-gigabyte PlayStation 3 model featuring gold emblems and a gold controller as well as other extras for 37,800 yen (about US$484).

[Via My Game News Flash]

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