Yakuza 0

From West Elmira Computers Museum
Yakuza0.jpg
Yakuza 0
DeveloperRyū ga Gotoku Studio
M2 (classic game emulation)
PublisherSega
SystemsPS3, PS4, Windows, Xbox One
ReleasedPS3 JP: March 12, 2015
PS4 JP: March 12, 2015
PS4 WW: January 24, 2017
Windows WW: August 1, 2018
Xbox One WW: February 26, 2020
Added to
museum
PS4: October 24, 2018
Windows: October 30, 2019

Yakuza 0, known in Japan as Ryū ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho (龍が如く0 誓いの場所, “Like a Dragon 0: The Place of Oath”), is an the sixth mainline game, and the twelfth game overall, in the Like a Dragon series. It is a prequel to Yakuza. It was released for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in Japan on March 12, 2015. It received a worldwide release on PlayStation 4 on January 24, 2017 and on Windows on August 1, 2018.

Plot

Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima are young former yakuza that find themselves involved in a murder mystery surrounding an empty lot at Kamurocho, Tokyo in Japan.

Playable games

At Hi-Tech Land Sega, there are playable Sega arcade games available.

In addition, there are gambling parlors, casinos, cabaret clubs, arenas and bars that allow you to play various parlor games and gamble. The Japanese gambling games that had previously been cut out of previous western releases of Yakuza games are playable, complete with instructions on how to play them.

  • Baccarat
  • Batting Center
  • Blackjack
  • Billiards - includes 4-ball, 8-ball, 9-ball, rotation, and puzzle pool
  • Bowling
  • Catfight Arena - a rock-paper-scissors game with bikini-clad women fighting
  • Cee-lo
  • Cho-han
  • Darts - includes 301, 501, 701, 901, cricket, and count-up
  • Disco button-based rhythm game
  • Fishing
  • Karaoke button-based rhythm game
  • Koi-koi
  • Mahjong
  • Oicho-kabu
  • Pocket Circuit slot car racing
  • Poker
  • Roulette
  • Shogi
  • Telephone Club - telephone-based dating game

Versions

The western release of Yakuza 0 had a few changes, including the name of the game itself. In Japan, it was titled Ryū ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho, or Like a Dragon 0: The Place of Oath. In addition, two licensed songs were removed in the western release and replaced with original instrumental tracks. These songs were "Bubble" and "Kurenai" by the Japanese band Shōnan no Kaze.

In the Chinese localization of the game, Lao Gui's model was changed to resemble his Chinese-language voice, which was provided by the Hong Kong-based actor Sam Lee.