In the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu, it was revealed that SEGA will release the PlayStation 4 version of Yakuza 5 this summer. The game is set to launch on June 20, 2019 in Japan for ¥3,990. The game will feature high resolution and 60fps
Yakuza 5 first launched on PlayStation 3 in December 2012 in Japan. Three years later, the game got western localization and launched as a digital Only title in December 2015.
There’s no word on a western release but since we don’t even have the PS4 version of Yakuza 3, it looks like we may have to wait for a while.
Here’s a summary on Yakuza 5 via PlayStation.com
The legendary dragon returns to the criminal underworld of Yakuza. Kazuma Kiryu, once known as the Dragon of Dojima, was living a quiet life as a taxi driver in Hakata after severing all his ties with the underworld. However, at the dawn of the bloody turf war between the Tojo Clan and the Omi Alliance, Kazuma is forced to accept his inescapable fate and returns to a life filled with crime and violence to protect his loved ones.
Yakuza 5 continues the epic story of Kazuma Kiryu and four other protagonists—Haruka Sawamura, Taiga Saejima, Tatsuo Shinada, and Shun Akiyama. The saga plays out across five major Japanese cities—Tokyo, Osaka, Hakata, Nagoya and Sapporo. Yakuza 5 also features “Another Drama,” which is a series of extensive sub-plots that focus on each protagonist. The battle system and customization system have been enhanced from Yakuza 4 and various mini-games are available in the well-known locales from the series including night clubs and popular Club Sega locations.
- Five locations to explore, five stories to tell. For the first time in the series, explore the stories of five playable characters in five settings across Japan.
- A newly enhanced battle system provides seamless transitions between Adventure mode and Combat mode.
- Get to know all five characters through extensive sub-plots in Another Drama mode.
- Explore Japan’s neon-lit nightlife with enhanced nightclub interactions and over 30 mini-games.