Kick, punch, and crush ass through the '80s with Yakuza 0


Like A Dragon (in the '80s)

The Yakuza games may be an institution when it comes to high-profile Japanese gaming these days, but strangely enough, they've never portrayed Japan's gangster culture at its true height, during the boom years of the late 1980s. These days Japan's Yakuza are often thought of as a quaint - though still potent - cultural anachronism, a group of aging gangsters slowly losing relevance as time marches on. 

Yakuza 0 is set to correct some of that by going back in time to 1988, and seeing series heavies Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima at a time when their clothing decisions would be considered unironically cool. The new trailer, visible below, promises a lot of stylish violence and a look into what drove the characters when they were just getting their start in the family. The game is due for an early 2017 English-language release, and I already can't wait.

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