The new website for Yakuza 5 has been revealed, and with it comes information of the new characters and locations that will be in the upcoming game. Recurring characters include Kazuma Kiryu, Taiga Saejima, Shun Akiyama and Haruka Sawamura, with Haruka being one of the main characters this time, in other words, she will be a playable character.
Tatsuo Shinada, the newest addition to the group is a former baseball player. He was fired fifteen years ago based on a suspicion that he delt with baseball bettings, but there is a possibility that he may have been innocent. He is currently struggling withe debt and lives in poverty as a writer.
The new locations for the game are as listed:
Tokyo – Kamurocho
Osaka – Soutenbori
Fukuoka – Nagasukai
Sapporo – Tsuimino
Nagoya – Kineicho
Yakuza 5 continues where the previous game has left off, Kiryu has since left Okinawa and is now a taxi driver in Fukuoka. Charged with killing 18 people, Saejima is currently serving a prison sentence when he hears that Akiyama has come to Osaka on business. Haruka has also arrived in Osaka, choosing to leave Okinawa to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an idol. She lives on her own and rehearses her performances by herself, but it turns out the talent agency she’s with has other plans. She will also have a surprise reunion with Shun.
The game is set for release on the Playstation 3 in December.