Yakuza invites the player to step into the shoes of the notorious Japanese underworld and experience the darker side of Tokyo like never before. As Kazuma Kiryu, you fast get drawn into the dark and seedy underworld of the Yakuza facing brutal hand-to-hand combat with everyone that gets in your way.
Having been paroled after ten years for a crime you didn't commit, you return to find that your childhood friend, Yumi, is missing, your closest ally Nishikiyama has become your greatest enemy and the entire Japanese underworld is searching for 10 Billion yen which has mysteriously disappeared.
Caught between your search for Yumi, a young girl Haruka, who you feel honour-bound to protect, and the Yakuza's hunt for the key to a 10 billion payday, you quickly end up caught in a vast network of violence and mistrust as the entire Yakuza rises up against you they will stop at nothing to find their mark.
Set in the fictional Kamura-cho, a spectacularly authentic, seedy neon district, you'll find yourself facing off against thugs, punks and rivals using a fully-fledged, and evolving battle system. For a touch of reality you will even find the popular Japanese Suntory beverages and retail stores that have been replicated even as far as in the in-store layout and accompanying background music. The game offers a complex and extraordinary storyline which delivers richness and depth through cinematic cut-scenes as well as including gambling, batting practice, nightclubs and other mini games along the way.
Yakuza offers you the opportunity to fully experience the darkness of the Japanese underworld &in all its glorious brutality.
-Experience the Yakuza lifestyle: The most realistic Yakuza experience to date, allowing you to become immersed in the brutality of the Japanese underworld like never before.
-Cinematic Storyline: An engrossing cinematic storyline spanning over 12 intricately detailed chapters, which unveil an increasingly intricate plot capturing the vast web of deceit, violence and mistrust of Japan's underworld network.
-Authentic Tokyo: Explore the night life of Tokyo in amazingly authentic detail - from the sprawling neon-lit streets and nightclubs, to actual shops licensed specifically to deliver the authentic feel of this bustling city.
-Stylish New Fighting Engine: Bring out the best of your street-brawling skills by taking on numerous enemies at once and taking them down in style. String together a combination of fighting moves to take out multiple enemies simultaneously, or simply grab a nearby object and smash it over an opponent's head.
-Develop your character's fighting skills: Build up experience points from brawls and use the RPG style levelling up to improve your strength, stamina and techniques.
-Deep Gameplay: Accumulate weapons and items, engage in numerous side missions, interrogate and bribe informants, gamble, practise your swing in the baseball batting cages or improve your combat skills in the fighting cages.