Rating: 18 and over
Players: 1 – 2
Explore the gritty and violent side of Japan and combat your sordid past on PS3.
Japanese author Masayoshi Yokoyama delivers the next chapter of Yakuza, bringing the game to life through a rich cast of characters and dozens of stories.
Brace yourself for intense fights more brutal than ever before thanks to the improved fighting engine and the power of PlayStation 3.
Discover the authentic, sandy beaches of Okinawa or travel to the neon-lit adult playgrounds of Tokyo to uncover hidden truths and new missions.
Exit the dragon
After ruling the Tokyo underworld in the first two Yakuza games on PlayStation 2, Kazuma Kiryu moves to Okinawa, a chain of small islands south of mainland Japan, in search of a more sedate life. Along with Haruka, the orphaned daughter of his childhood love, Yumi, he opens an orphanage beside the sea.
For a while, Kazuma’s only concerns are his and the children’s happiness, but when he receives an eviction notice and two suspicious men start hanging around the orphanage, he is forced to take action.
It emerges that the land on which the orphanage lies is to be used to build a holiday resort, although this is merely a smokescreen for a government plot to place a military base on the sleepy island. Connections run deeper than Kazuma could have imagined and the arrival of an old friend suggests that leaving the Yakuza life won’t be so simple.
His past clings to him like the dragon tattoo on his back.