TGS 2012: Yakuza 5 Gets Two Spectacular Trailers

on September 20, 2012 6:00 AM

Ryu Ga Gotoku 5 (Or Yakuza 5, as we know it in the west) will be released in Japan this december, and Sega showcased two new trailers of the game today at Tokyo Game Show.

The first trailer focuses on the story, giving us a good glimpse on the main characters that we’ll meet in this new chapter of the saga. The second video is a gameplay trailer, that lets us know that Yakuza 5 will be set in five different Japanese cities: The Kamurocho district in Tokyo and the Soutenbori area in Osaka will make a comeback, and we’ll also be able to visit Fukuoka, Sapporo and Nagoya.

There will also be an unprecedented number of minigames, including a fully playable version of Virtua Fighter 2. There’s no doubt that Yakuza 5 will be the biggest game of the series, and probably one of the most content-rich sandbox games of all times.

You can check both trailers below. I don’t know about you, but I’m squealing like a schoolgirl. Sega West needs to localize this one quickly, or the squeals will soon turn into screams of frustration and rage, and they really don’t want to see me angry. They already owe us one for not localizing Valkyria Chronicles 3 (yes, I don’t forgive, I don’t forget).


 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.