We’re getting Yakuza 0 on January 24

Yakuza 0 comes to PS4 Jaunary 24, 2017

Yakuza 0 has been out in Japan since before Donald Trump was even running for president, let alone about to be one of two choices for the office, but the Americas and Europe will not get to play Yakuza 0 until January 24, 2017, a couple days after President Trump is sworn in.

As Kyle noted when we got word Sega was bringing it over in “early 2017,” “The prequel is set in the 1980s and lets players see what Kiryu and Majima’s lives were like as foot soldiers, long before they became the renowned yakuza we’ve seen in previous games.” Sega is localizing the game itself and only releasing it westward for PS4 (it was on PS3 in Japan).

Meanwhile, Yakuza 6: Poetry of Life hits Japan in December. It’s, the “final chapter” for Kazuma Kiryu. If Sega brings that one over too, you’ll get to see his beginning and end.

Until then, I recommend watching Pale Flower to hold you over.

Steven Hansen