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Yakuza 5 is thrilling crime drama for the PS3!

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Alternate Titles 龍が如く5 夢、叶えし者
Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono
Genre Adventure
# of Players 1
Developer(s) Sega
Publisher(s) Sega
Release Dates December 6th, 2012 (JP)
December 6th, 2012 (JP Emblem Edition)
December 5th, 2013 (JP PS3 The Best)
December 11th, 2014 (JP PS3 The Best Reprint)
December 8th, 2015 (NA, Europe PSN)
Release Prices ¥8,380 (Japan)
¥36,000 (JP Emblem Edition)
¥3,800 (JP PS3 The Best)
¥2,800 (JP PS3 The Best Reprint)
$39.99 (NA)
Product IDs BLJM-60489 (Japan)
HSN-0023 (JP Emblem Edition)
BLJM-55065 (JP PS3 The Best)
BLTM-55077 (JP PS3 The Best Reprint)
Barcodes 4974365835835 (Japan)
4974365835910 (JP Emblem Edition)
4974365836047 (JP PS3 The Best)
4974365836207 (JP PS3 The Best Reprint)
Rating D (Japan)
M (NA)

Yakuza 5 Review

We wrote a review for Yakuza 5 that was so large we decided to split it off onto it’s own page. You can read our Yakuza 5 review here!

Yakuza 5 Information

Thanks in part to heavy fan request, Yakuza 5 will be finally making it’s way to the West in ENGLISH on the PS3. The game will be available digitally only on PSN for $39.99. This PSN release will include all of the DLC from the Japanese version of the game.

Sega of America has been adamant at stating there have been no content cuts for this localization. Fan assessment of footage, screens and information provided has agreed to this statement at this time!

Yakuza 5 features five main protagonists and five different cities across Japan. Tensions are running high among the Yakuza clans yet again. Are you ready to get in the middle of things and see how things turn out?

Yakuza 5 is a very large open world game, the biggest in the franchise yet by far. To say we’re eagerly awaiting the English localization would be an understatement!

Main Characters

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Kazuma Kiryu
After the events of the previous Yakuza games, Kazuma Kiryu — the Dragon of Dojima — has retired from the Yakuza to be a common-place taxi driver in Nagasugai, Fukuoka, far away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. But when his junior (and more notably, the Sixth Chairman of the Tojo Clan) disappears, he is dragged back into the seedy underworld of Japan. Kiryu will once again need to rise as the legendary dragon in order to find his friend.

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Taiga Saejima
Taiga Saejima is a legendary Yakuza enforcer, sentenced to 25 years in prison for allegedly murdering 18 rival gang members. After the events in Yakuza 4, Saejima gets re-incarcerated and just wants to serve his new sentence peacefully. But in Saejima’s case, “peacefully” quickly leaves as an option. Which will require his survival skills more? The interior of the prison walls, or the harsh Hokkaido winter?

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Haruka Sawamura
Years after meeting Kazuma Kiryu, 16 year old Haruka Sawamura is living in Osaka to pursue her dreams of becoming a star on TV. At the start of Yakuza 5, she’s already made it to the finals of the Princess League, a competition between rising stars, where the winner goes on to have a successful career. But even though it looks so carefree and lavish, the life of an up-and-coming idol is not without its perils. Haruka learns firsthand just how dangerous the waters of the entertainment industry can be.

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Shun Akiyama
Shun Akiyama is a dubious money lender who owns his own company called Sky Finance. He has a unique test that prospective borrowers must pass in order to receive a loan — he wishes to see how each will change their own destiny with the money. Akiyama is trying to set up the Sotenbori Branch of Sky Finance, but those plans get a wrench thrown in them when he receives a call about the untimely death of a former client.

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Tatsuo Shinada
Tatsuo Shinada had a promising career in the major leagues, but it was cut short when he received a lifetime ban for a baseball gambling/game fixing scandal. Now, Shinada earns a meager living as an adult entertainment writer in the Nagoya region of Kineicho. But his (mis)fortune is in for a turn when a mysterious masked man confronts Shinada and tells him to uncover the truth behind his ban.



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External Links

Official Website

Official US PS Store Site

Order a physical copy of the Japanese game on Play-Asia!

Search for the game on eBay

Special Thanks / Sources

RyuGaGotokuFan for some wallpapers. Check out more of his on his DA page!