SEGA have suddenly announced today that Yakuza 5 will be released on the PlayStation 3 starting December 8th 2015 in both North American and PAL region markets. Unlike all other Yakuza games which have received a retail release, Yakuza 5 will only be available as a digital download via the PlayStation Store.
Yakuza 5 does not take place in one or two locales, but five cities across Japan. Also fitting for the number of cities on offer, the game follows five different playable characters – including Haruka Sawamura who will be making her playable debut in this game.
All five protagonists have been involved with various Yakuza syndicates in the past, as followers of the series will already know. Through a series of events, the protagonists are forcibly dragged back into the seedy underworld of Japan and will need to rely on their fighting, driving, shooting, and dancing skills to survive.