Yakuza 5 will be released in 2015, it was announced by Sony alongside SEGA of America.
The fifth installment in the critically acclaimed series will continue the story of Kazuma Kiryu alongside four other protagonists, following their struggles and conflicts in the seedy underbelly of Japan’s Yakuza underworld.
It will feature a brand new graphics engine and more mini-games than previous titles, a modified battle system as well as enhanced customizations and interactions in the signature hostess bars of the franchise.
Also included is “Another Drama”, a series of side stories that focus on each protagonist in-depth and are separate from the main story of the game.
“The world of the Yakuza series has fascinated gamers in Japan and the West for many years,” said John Cheng, COO and President of SEGA of America.
“We know fans have been eagerly awaiting a release of Yakuza 5 and we are thrilled to finally launch this spectacular entry in the series in North America and Europe.”
It will launch in 2015 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Network.
A launch trailer is available above as well as several screenshots below.