Yakuza 5 coming west this summer

Yakuza 4 and Yakuza: Dead Souls getting PSN release.

Yakuza 5

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced a partnership with Sega of America and Europe during its PlayStation Experience keynote to bring Yakuza 5 to PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network in North America and Europe this summer.

Find a summary of the game’s story and features below.

A direct sequel to Yakuza 4, the game continues the epic story of Kazuma Kiryu alongside four other protagonists, following their struggles and conflicts in the seedy underbelly of Japan’s Yakuza underworld. Featuring a new graphics engine versus its predecessor, Yakuza 5 takes players to five major Japanese cities to venture through a life of crime and power.

Yakuza 5 features 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. In addition to these features, Yakuza 5 also introduces “Another Drama” which is a series of side stories that focus on each protagonist in-depth and are separate from the main story of the game.

Additionally, Sony announced that both Yakuza 4 and Yakuza: Dead Souls are now available as digital titles on PlayStation 3.

Watch the announcement trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

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