Yakuza 0 will release across North America and Europe on January 24, 2017, SEGA has confirmed. The game will be available exclusively on PS4, and will release both physically and digitally.
“If you’ve only heard some friends shout ‘Play Yakuza!’ from the rooftops of the internet, Yakuza 0 is the perfect game to get into the series,” localization producer Scott Strichart explained on PlayStation Blog.
“Yakuza 0 is a prequel to all the previous games, where our grizzled yakuza-with-a-heart-of-gold protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu, is a bright-eyed 20-year-old, fresh into the game. Meanwhile, Goro Majima, the guy with the snake-skin jacket and the hot streak of insanity, is a suave and calculated owner of a cabaret. He actually wants to get back into the yakuza.”
The most recent Yakuza game, Yakuza 5, released on PS3 in Europe in December, and was temporarily given away for free to PS Plus users earlier this month.