Sega will be bringing over a localised version of Yakuza 0 to New Zealand shores in January 2017.
Yakuza 0 will be released on January 24th, 2017 exclusively for the PS4. It will be available in both physical and digital formats. The game is a prequel to the main series as you play as both Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima. Features for the game can be seen below.
· The Dragon’s Origins: What lies in a man’s past defines his future, and in this case, we learn a lot about what inspires Kiryu down the paths he takes in the rest of the Yakuza series. Plus, you don’t get to be called “Dragon” without being able to knock a few heads. Combat styles can be hot-swapped during fights for some of the most intense battles in the Yakuza series to date.
· Embrace the Mad Dog: For the first time in a numbered game, long-time NPC Goro Majima is playable. With his own fighting style, abilities, and his penchant for turning sleaze into profit, stepping into the role of Yakuza’s most eccentric character will provide some eye-opening insight.
· The Decadence of the 1980s in Japan: Cash rules everything in the world of Yakuza 0, and in the game, there are a million ways to spend, make, or take money. 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.
If you are a fan of the Yakuza series, you'll be happy to know that Yakuza 5 will be free to download on PS3 via PlayStation Plus this August.