Meet the Unique Cast of Unsavory Supporting Characters in New Yakuza 5 Screenshots

on December 4, 2015 9:49 PM

The latest info for upcoming action title Yakuza 5 reveals the eclectic and unsavory characters the protagonist will encounter and sometimes be forced to work with.

Masaru Watase – an ambitious lieutenant for the Omi Alliance who wants to be the next chairman . You can tell by his permanent scowl that he is not someone you want to mess with. Watase wants the Tokyo-based yakuza — the Tojo Clan — to be at their strongest, because he would love nothing more than to have a fashioned gang war.

Osaka Detective – a mysterious figure that shows up in most of the protagonists’ storylines. He often drops important clues and “helps” steer the main characters towards a specific goal. Are these manipulations based on a personal vendetta or is there a larger picture that our protagonists can’t see?

Mad Dog of the Shimano Family, Goro Majima – a quick temper and a violent streak, but is loyal to his friends, in his own twisted way. Majima is up to his old tricks in Yakuza 5.

Hiroshi Kugihara – a sadistic inmate doing hard time alongside Saejima. Although Saejima simply wants to carry out his prison sentence in peace, Kugihara and his accomplices attempt to make Saejima’s stretch a living hell by constantly beating him up. Saejima has been able to keep his cool and not retaliate, but he can only hold off for so long.

Sosuke Komaki – is all about fighting and rocking the 90s grunge look. Although Sosuke may seem like a bad guy for wanting to beat up Kiryu, he’s actually a trainer who helps Kiryu get back into shape. Long-time Yakuza fans may recognize the lineage of Sosuke’s fighting style.

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