*OUT NOW* Yakuza 5 Characters: Gameplay, Playable characters, Release date, Trophies

Fans of the franchise will be delighted to hear which characters will be returning to the remaster.

Julian-Sims by Julian Sims

Despite the franchise being over 15 years old, Sega’s JRPG series, Yakuza, is still massively popular.

Yakuza 3 and 4 have both been released and Yakuza 5 has finally joined them!

The PS4 Remaster of Yakuza 5 has now officially launched – check out the launch trailer here!

Keep reading for more info on Yakuza 5‘s characters.

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Yakuza 5 follows on from the epic story of Kazuma Kiryu and 4 other protagonists:

Haruka Sawamura, Taiga Saejima, Tatsuo Shinada and Shun Akiyama.  

ANOTHER DRAMA: Each protagonist’s story is explored in this new feature

Kazuma Kiryu, who was once known as the Dragon of Dojima, had been living a quiet life as a taxi driver in Hakata after severing his ties with the criminal underworld.  

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However, in the face of what will be a bloody war between the Omi Alliance and the Tojo Clan, Kazuma is forced to accept his fate and return to a life filled with crime and violence.

The saga plays out across Tokyo, Osaka, Hakata, Nagoya and Sapporo, and features “Another Drama” – a series of sub-plots that focus on each protagonist.


The Yakuza 5 remaster runs the game at 1080p and 60fps, and features the exact same content that was in the original game on PS3.

READY… FIGHT! Some of the mechanics have been tinkered with, but on the whole, the game is largely the same as the original

The battle system and customization system have been enhanced from Yakuza 4, and various mini-games are now available in the well-known locales from the series.

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These include infamous night club spots and popular CLUB SEGA locations.

For a closer look at Yakuza 5 Remastered, you can check out the Official Trailer here.

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