So, Yakuza 4 walks into a bar...

by: Chad -
According to Sega, players will have a chance to "experience a side of Tokyo rarely seen in" Yakuza 4.  The title is set in an authentic recreation of Tokyo's Sin-City District complete with Hostess clubs, karaoke, and pachinko parlors. Yakuza 4 will be played through the eyes of four distinct characters each with different missions and viewpoints.  

You can watch the trailer below and also see screens of the main characters.  Look to experience the underworld and adult entertainment like never before in Yakuza 4 exclusively on PS3 in Spring 2011.


CAN YOU SURVIVE THE DANGERS OF YAKUZA 4?


Experience a Side of Tokyo Rarely Seen in Part 4 of the Cult ClassicSAN FRANCISCO (September 2nd 2010) – SEGA® of America, Inc. today released the first gameplay trailer specifically created for the Western markets for Yakuza™ 4. The title, which was a surprise announcement at the 2010 E3 Expo, will be available exclusively on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in Spring 2011.

Set in a fully realized, authentic recreation of Tokyo’s “Sin-City District” the deep and interweaving crime drama of Yakuza 4 unfolds through the eyes of four unique and dangerous characters.  Playing as the legendary Kazuma Kiryu, the loan shark Akiyama, escaped convict Saejima or detective Tanimura, players will need to survive the dangers and temptations of the Japanese underworld.

Visit Hostess clubs, try karaoke, or experience the pachinko parlors and other adult entertainment, only found in Tokyo. Each character will take on different missions, allowing the player to interact with the city from their unique viewpoints and experience every taboo in the underground world of Tokyo.  And, for the first time in the series, you can explore the spectacular backdrop of the city’s skyline in addition to the city’s intricate underground system and its rich and realistic backstreets.

“The Yakuza franchise provides an unparalleled experience of Japanese culture and Yakuza 4 brings a little known side of Tokyo to life in a truly authentic manner” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe Ltd. and SEGA of America, Inc. “This time not only through the experiences of Kazuma, but three new gritty and unique individuals from his world.”

For more information on the Yakuza series please visit www.yakuza-games.com. For press assets please visit www.sega-press.com.

About SEGA® of America, Inc.:
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home.  The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.  SEGA of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com

About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s web site is located at www.sega.com

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