Sega Announces Details On 'Yakuza 5'

Sega released details on their upcoming 5th entry to their Yakuza franchise.

According to Famitsu, Yakuza 5 will be a direct sequel to Yakuza 4.  Also, Yakuza 5 will take place in five cities: Sapporo, Nagoya, Tokyo, Fukuoka and Osaka and feature five playable characters: Kazuma Kiryu, Taiga Saejima, Shun Akiyama, Tatsuo Shinada and Haruka.

The game is going to run a brand new system and it is 70% complete.

Sega also confirmed that Mike Hayes, the Europe and USA CEO, will leave the company after 8 years running the Western side of the company.

Yakuza has a small but loyal fanbase in the US and has always been a solid seller for Sega in the USA but prove to be an even bigger hit in Japan.

The game will be released in Japan this December

Are you excited for Yakuza 5 for the PS3?

Source: ComputerandVideoGames      Wired