The glitz, glamour, and unbridled decadence of the 80s are back in Yakuza 0. A prequel to the long-running series set in Japan's criminal underworld, this entry introduces mainstay protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and series regular Goro Majima as they fight like hell through Tokyo and Osaka in their climb through the yakuza ranks. Along the way, players can interact with all the vices 1988's Japan had to offer: from discos and hostess clubs to classic SEGA arcades, there are tons of distractions to pursue in the richly detailed, neon-lit world.At its heart, Yakuza 0 is a classic 3D brawler, where players roaming the streets of Tokyo or Osaka will encounter all manners of goons, thugs, hoodlums, and lowlifes to beat up. Featuring an engaging combat system allowing players to switch between three different fighting styles instantaneously, Yakuza 0 gives players fluid, free-flowing fights that are easily learned and a joy to master. Take combat up a notch by using environmental objects such as bicycles, sign posts, and car doors for bone-crunching combos and savage take-downs.
A Hard Boiled Crime Drama
The story follows Kazuma Kiryu as a junior yakuza member who finds himself in a world of trouble when a simple debt collection goes wrong and his mark winds up murdered. Meanwhile, Goro Majima is living a "normal" life as the proprietor of a cabaret club, but is doing whatever it takes to rejoin the yakuza. What that entails isn't exactly easy.
Fight Like Hell
Kiryu and Majima can each switch between three brutal hand-to-hand combat styles on the fly to create the most fluid beat downs ever experienced in a Yakuza game. Use Heat Actions to trigger violent special attacks, or pick up environmental objects to whale on enemies!
Two Vibrant Cities Come to Life
Kiryu and Majima will find themselves interacting with many of the colorful denizens of Tokyo and Osaka in some of the most absurdly comedic and heartwarming tales from the red light district. From helping a budding S&M dominatrix learn her profession to ensuring a street performer can make it to the bathroom in time, there are 100 incredible stories to discover. Players can go to hostess and telephone clubs for some female companionship, disco halls and pocket car races to blow of some steam, hit up the CLUB SEGA Arcades for classic 80s video games, and more!
Every member of the yakuza knows that the key to a good criminal organization is a legitimate business front. So to help that, the upcoming PlayStation®4 exclusive Yakuza 0 will have a special “The Business Edition” for pre-orders and launch day copies! Because business card culture in Japan has its very own etiquette rules, “The Business Edition” includes a stainless steel business card holder! Printed with the ‘Ryu’ (dragon) and ‘Hanya’ (skull) tattoo designs, the business card holder will surely convince others that you run a legitimate operation! We’ve also included replicas of the protagonists’ in-game, bi-lingual business cards! And because you can’t have organized crime without ties to the red-light district, there’s a third card featuring five of the lovely hostesses you can interact with in-game....read more