Putting the term “organized” in “organized crime” means one thing and one thing only: Taking care of business. And in Yakuza 0’s 1988-era Tokyo, business is BOOMING. And I say that with zero hyperbole because Yakuza 0’s main protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu goes from debt collector (the physical kind) to real estate mogul within the red-light district of Kamurocho. Or in Goro Majima’s case, the manager of The Grand Cabaret. What, you thought Kiryu just swaggered around town in his boss suit for no other reason that it made him look like a badass? WRONG! It’s to look like a badass AND take care of business.
So, in keeping line with that tradition of getting things done, we’ve created the Yakuza 0 “The Business Edition” for everybody who pre-orders or manages to snag a launch day copy of the game. How will this help, you might ask? Because we’ve included the following:
A Stainless Steel Business Card Holder – This edition of the game will come with an ultra sleek business card holder tailor made for gangster executives. Show everyone in the boardroom you mean… business when it’s time to whip out the cards, because Kiryu’s ‘Ryu’ (dragon) and Majima’s ‘Hanya’ (demon) tattoo design adorn each side of the card holder.
Three Business Cards – In addition to the card holder, the Business Edition also comes with three professional business cards from Tachibana Real Estate’s Kazuma Kiryu, Cabaret Grand’s Goro Majima, and the cabaret club Sunshine’s hostesses. A major key to business is networking, so it would probably be a good idea to keep these cards somewhere close at hand. Besides, who wouldn’t want a colorful card graced with the lovely ladies from Sunshine?
Yakuza 0 Features:
- The Dragon’s Origins: What lies in a man’s past defines his future, and in this case, we learn a lot about what inspires Kiryu down the paths he takes in the rest of the Yakuza series. Plus, you don’t get to be called “Dragon” without being able to knock a few heads. Combat styles can be hot-swapped during fights for some of the most intense battles in the Yakuza series to date.
- Embrace the Mad Dog: For the first time in a numbered game, long-time NPC Goro Majima is now playable. With his own fighting style, abilities, and his penchant for turning sleaze into profit, stepping into the role of Yakuza’s most eccentric character will provide some eye-opening insight.
- The Decadence of the 1980s in Japan: Cash rules everything in the world of Yakuza 0, and in the game, there are a million ways to spend, make, or take money. From cash spilling out of the pockets of gang members you fight to Telephone Clubs, Disco Halls, or even Pocket Circuit car races, there are tons of ways to be a well-to-do gangster.
Yakuza 0 is being localized by SEGA® of America, Inc. and will be released physically and digitally in the Americas and Europe beginning Jan. 24, 2017. The game will be available on PlayStation 4 systems for $59.99 (with comparable prices throughout the Americas), and is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information, please visit: yakuza.sega.com/yakuza0
For those eagle-eyed people who noticed our boxart has a Console Exclusive tag on it and are wondering about the possibility of a PC port, well, it’s time to temper expectations! This rumor showed up around yesterday afternoon and we’ve already got a statement: “All that is confirmed and all that players should expect is a PlayStation 4 release. There is no PC version in production.”