I've played this game all week and nowhere near completion; Yakuza 0 is absolutely enthralling in the best way possible, and this video is a little teaser of the gameplay and experience I've had so far. More Yakuza videos to come!
Yakuza 0 (Japanese: 龍が如く0 誓いの場所 Hepburn: Ryū ga Gotoku Zero: Chikai no Basho?, lit. "Like a Dragon 0: The Place of Oath") is an open world, action-adventure video game and is also a prequel to the Yakuza series of video games, developed and published by Sega. The game takes place in December 1988 in Kamurocho, a fictionalized recreation of Tokyo's Kabukicho and Shinjuku Golden Gai areas and Sotenbori, a fictionalized recreation of Osaka's Dotonbori. It was released in Japan for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in March 2015, with the Taiwanese version released in May 2015. It was released in North America and Europe for the PlayStation 4 on January 24, 2017.
A free accompanying game application for PlayStation Vita, titled Ryū ga Gotoku 0: Free to Play Application for PlayStation Vita (龍が如く0 基本無料アプリ for PlayStation Vita?), was released on February 26, 2015.
Yakuza 0 is an open world, action-adventure video game. The game takes place in December 1988 in Kamurocho and Sotenbori, a fictionalized recreation of Tokyo's Kabukicho Shinjuku Golden Gai areas and Osaka's Dotonbori areas.
A major innovation of 0 is the addition of styles for both Kiryu and Majima that can be switched in the middle of battle. Kiryu has Brawler (a balanced style similar to the one he's used in the previous entries), Beast (a powerful but slow style that allows him to use heavy weapons), and Rush (a fast boxing style that emphasizes mobility) while Majima has Thug (a balanced style), Slugger (a weapons-oriented style with liberal use of a baseball bat), and Breaker (a tricky style utilizing dance moves).