Yakuza Zero Launches Early 2017 in the West
The game tells the origin story of Kazuma Kiryu and details his ascension into the ranks of the Yakuza. It’s gameplay focuses on “navigating the seedy underworld of Japan,” and users will also get to play as long-time NPC Majima Goro, the Mad Dog of Shimamo. Voices are in Japanese with English subtitles.
The story starts in the familiar location of Kamurocho. A young Kiryu is blamed for a debt collection that quickly ends in murder, this murder happens on a coveted plot of land in Kamurocho and Kiryu finds himself over his head trying to regain his honour and save the reputation of his savior and father figure, Shintaro Kazama.
Yakuza Zero launches in the Americas & Europe for PlayStation 4, early 2017. That’s PlayStation 4 only… even though the game released on PS3 and PS4 in Japan, only the PS4 version will be released in the west.
Sega also announced that Yakuza 5 for PlayStation 3 is on sale for 25% off till April 5.
Check out the Trailer:
“SEGA is delighted to announce that the long-awaited Yakuza 0 is coming to North America and Europe in Early 2017. Available for PlayStation 4 both physically and digitally, Yakuza 0 is the origins story of Kazuma Kiryu and details his ascension into the ranks of the Yakuza – the name given to members of notorious Japanese crime organisations. Newcomers to the Yakuza series will be able to experience the action-packed, story-driven adventure from the very beginning of Kazuya’s story, one that focuses on navigating the seedy underworld of Japan while Yakuza fans will have the added joy of also getting the chance to play as long-time NPC, Majima Goro – the Mad Dog of Shimano.”
Full Press Release – Source