First Yakuza 5 screens released

Thursday, 24 May 2012 08:52 GMT By Alex Donaldson

SEGA has released the first screenshots of Yakuza 5 via the official website showing off the game’s five-strong playable cast in action.

The newly-opened official website contains a bunch of screenshots – mostly of angry-looking old men – but Yakuza 5 has a twist in the playable status of Haruka, series lead Kazuma Kiryu’s adopted daughter. Also playable are Kiryu himself, Taiga Saejima, Shun Akiyama and Tatsuo Shinada.

There’s also a few images of the game’s locations, which include areas of cities including Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo. Famitsu revealed that the game will pick up where Yakuza 4 left off with Kiryu living a quiet life in Fukuoka as a taxi driver earlier this week.

The game’ll release in Japan in December this year. A Western release is currently unannounced, but Yakuza 3, 4 and Yakuza: Dead Souls, a non-canon post-apocalyptic spin-off, all made it West.

Thanks, Andriasang.