Sega have gone and done the world of video games another huge solid today by releasing two brand-new trailers for their upcoming prequel title ‘Yakuza 0’, the first ‘Yakuza’ game to explain the origins of two of the series’ most pivotal characters; Kazuma Kiryu and Majima Goro. ‘Yakuza 0’ is set in 1988 and will tell the story of how these two young men came to be.
It will take place in the well-known city of Kamurocho as well as Soutenbori, both of which are known for their high rate of Yakuza activity. Alongside the release of the two trailers – one titled ‘Introduction’ and the other titled’ Story’ – Sega also discussed the power of money in the latest addition of the highly popular series. It has been said that currency will be just as crucial as combat and that players must make some thoughtful decisions on how they will be using their in-game cash.
Be it property investments or helping to run your very own business, money is most certainly power in ‘Yakuza 0’. No longer will you be rewarded with that sweet dollar only after a scuffle with a few ruffians. During brawls, enemies will drop money that you’ll have to pick up and stash away in your back pocket to use later on things like upgrades that will, in turn, allow you to become a better fighter and then, in turn, allow you to make more money.
It’s a beautiful cycle of fighting and cashing in. It’s looking to be one hell of a good game but you don’t have to take my word for it, below are the two new videos so give them a watch but first…prepare to be impressed. They’re damn good. ‘Yakuza 0’ is set for a release on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in Japan sometime next year.