New Yakuza Ishin Artwork Showcases 21 Characters, Many Well Known Faces

on September 13, 2013 2:53 AM

During the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia press conference on Monday, Producer Toshihiro Nagoshi said that the PS4 launch title (at least locally) Yakuza Ishin will have a large cast, but just how large is it?

Today Sega released a large batch of artwork that gives us a a good glimpse on the main characters and on the Shinsengumi (a special police force during the last years of the shogunate in Japan) that will appear in the game, for a total of 21 characters. It’s worth noting that this isn’t the whole cast, but just part of it, with more to be revealed at a later date.

If you played the previous games of the Yakuza series, you’ll recognize quite a lot of faces in the gallery below, since many of those historical characters have been given the likeness of popular¬†Yakuza¬†characters.

 /  Executive News Editor
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