Yakuza 0 was first released back in January of 2017 for the PS4 but the PC version came out this August 1st. It marks the first time that a Yakuza title is released on PCs and it seems like it won’t be the last given that Yakuza Kiwami is to be released this year and there are rumors that Yakuza 6 is heading to a computer near you as well! As such, Yakuza 0 positions itself as an appropriate starter to the series given that the plot revolves around the background stories of the main casts.
So what to expect of Yakuza 0? The official Steam page offers the following synopsis:
The glitz, glamour, and unbridled decadence of the 80s are back in Yakuza 0.
Fight like hell through Tokyo and Osaka with protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and series regular Goro Majima. Play as Kazuma Kiryu and discover how he finds himself in a world of trouble when a simple debt collection goes wrong and his mark winds up murdered. Then, step into the silver-toed shoes of Goro Majima and explore his “normal” life as the proprietor of a cabaret club.
Switch between three different fighting styles instantaneously and beat up all manner of goons, thugs, hoodlums, and lowlifes. Take combat up a notch by using environmental objects such as bicycles, sign posts, and car doors for bone-crunching combos and savage take-downs.
Fighting is not the only way to kill time in 1988’s Japan: from discos and hostess clubs to classic SEGA arcades, there are tons of distractions to pursue in the richly detailed, neon-lit world.
Interact with the colourful denizens the red light district: help a budding S&M dominatrix learn her profession, or ensure a street performer can make it to the bathroom in time – there are 100 incredible stories to discover.
Does this mean that it is finally time for PC gamers to dive into the treacherous life of a Japanese yakuza? Find out by clicking away on the link below!
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Yakuza 0 Official GBAtemp Review