Yakuza’s prequel is coming to PS4 next year

Yakuza’s prequel is coming to PS4 next year
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Yakuza, the critically-acclaimed open-world action adventure franchise based on Japanese crime gangs, is getting a prequel next January.

Yakuza 0 will take players back in time to 1988, when protagonist Kazuma Kiryu is just 20 years old and only getting started with his career in the yakuza in Kamurocho.

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Fans of Yakuza’s previous releases, which were immensely popular on the PlayStation 2, will remember them for their dramatic storylines. The upcoming PS4 exclusive promises to build on that with a deeper look into the inner workings of a criminal organization and how characters of various ranks relate to each other.

For added immersion, the title will feature chapter titles, character introductions, opponent names and on-screen directions in English instead of subtitles for the Japanese kanji. The characters will also be voiced in Japanese for authenticity, and the English script will include Japanese honorifics.

Yakuza 0 will be available in physical and digital editions on January 24.

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