Sega Europe and Sega of America today announced that Yakuza: Dead Souls will be hitting stores this week. This is the latest installment in the Yakuza (Ryu Ga Gotoku) series which will put us up to date with Japan – and will be available on the 13th March 2012 in North America, 15th March 2012 in Australia and the 16th March 2012 across Europe… all exclusively on the Playstation 3.
Taking place in the well-known Kamurocho district, Dead Souls sees the return of the charismatic Yakuza hero Kazuma Kiryu, accompanied on his adventures by three other playable characters: Shun Akiyama, Ryuji Goda and Goro Majima. In Dead Souls, not only will Kazuma have to go deep into the underworld to rescue his kidnapped step-daughter, but now he will also have to face an army of zombies laying waste to his beloved Tokyo streets!
In addition to melee combat featuring punches, kicks and the possibility to use objects during fights, Yakuza: Dead Souls features gunplay for the first time in the Yakuza series where everything from pistols, machine guns and rocket launchers can be employed against your enemies. Just remember to save some ammo, in case you run into something far more terrifying than zombies! With all the depth, story and the plethora of minigames of a Yakuza title, plus the addition of exciting shoot-outs and previously unplayable characters Ryuji Goda and Goro Majima,Yakuza: Dead Souls is definitely worth dying for.
Expect a review for the game this weekend.