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

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

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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.

Characters

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

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

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

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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.

Gameplay

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.

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

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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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