As part of the “New Yakuza series” project, SEGA has announced Yakuza Online, a free-to-play game for PC and mobile. Yakuza Online is set after the events of Yakuza 6 and stars a new protagonist named Ichiban Kasuga.
Here’s the official details and prologue
Kamurocho, Toyko, the great entertainment district of the east. This city, which is known as the city that never sleeps, has been long dominated by the Tojo Clan, Eastern Japan’s greatest yakuza organization.
However, it is 2018. The collusion between the police and the Omi Alliance have overtaken control.
Kamurocho, where both the “public appearance” and “behind scenes” are thoroughly controlled by the police and Omi Alliance, had lost its former passion and began heading towards a slow death.
Meanwhile, one man rises to take back the city as it once was. Born and raised in Kamurocho, Ichiban Kasuga is as stubbornly honest as he is pure.
Working with his allies who share the same ambition, he will confront the major powers that be. But they will encounter an unexpected conspiracy—.
Ichiban Kasuga (voiced by Kazuhiro Nakaya)
A former wakashu of the Tojo Clan’s Aragawa family. 40 years old. Born and raised in Kamurocho.
He does not know of both the mother who gave birth to him or his father. He was raised by a woman who runs a local snack bar and homeless with criminal records.
He admired a man of the violent Aragawa yakuza who rescued him, a complete stranger, in his youth, and, ignoring those against the idea, went to visit the Aragawa family.
A few years later, on January 1, 2001, he took the wrap a crime committed by a subordinate of the same family. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison, and is now returning to his hometown of Kamurocho. But awaiting him there is a city that has undergone a sea of change and fallen comrades of the past.
And the truth of a “betrayal” that he could not believe…
Yakuza Online launches in Japan in 2018 for PC and mobile devices. There is no word yet on a western release. Check out the trailer above and let us know what you think in the comments below!