The Yakuza games have allowed players to beat up thugs and explore the streets of Japan for over 15 years. With a dozen different localized releases to choose from, RPGamer takes a crack at helping players figure out where to get into this unique series.
A prequel to the cinematic Yakuza series.
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It’s another explicit week, as Sam calls Chris poopy. Anna Marie can’t understand Dutch (even though she likes to think she does), while Pascal imagines he’s eating a sausage. Josh is slowly falling under the spell of Mass Effect Stockholm Syndrome, and somehow Chris is equally obsessed with shoes, jeggings, and dead Google products. Save us.
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Yakuza 0 is now out on Xbox One. This game serves as the introductory story of Kazuma Kiryu’s journey through the life of a fledgling yakuza and the drama that follows.
During its X019 event, Microsoft revealed that the Yakuza series is coming to Xbox. Yakuza Zero, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 will all be released on Xbox One early next year.
PC RPGamers wanting to travel to 1988 Japan can now do so as Yakuza Zero arrives on Steam. A launch trailer helps introduce the younger versions of Kiryu and Majima and some of the things they get up to.
Sega has announced that it will be releasing more Japanese titles on PC. Yakuza Zero, Yakuza Kiwami, and Valkyria Chronicles 4 join the previously-announced Shining Resonance Refrain and Shenmue I & II remasters.