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Yakuza 5 Videos Let You Hunt, Drive a Cab

by Joey Davidson | October 19, 2012October 19, 2012 11:00 pm PDT

Sega has released two lengthy clips for their upcoming Yakuza 5. We’re sure they’re completely foreign, not just literally, to those of you who have never played a Yakuza game.

First of all, shame on you! Yakuza games are fantastic; they’re a great chunk of overblown Japanese culture and a wonderful host to fun gameplay elements. Second of all, it’s time for you to pony up and find an entry in the series. You’ll need a PlayStation, though.

They’re both in Japanese, if you haven’t already started watching them, but they do represent a great slice of what Yakuza‘s all about: doing stuff, man. Doing stuff.

The clip above features the game’s new hunting element. In the scene they show, players will be placed in a snowy environment. The cold actually deteriorates your health, so hunt quickly.

Here’s the second clip, where fans catch a look at the cab driving segments in action. Notice that players will actually get experience points for driving well, not hitting pedestrians and delivering their patrons quickly.

Yakuza 5 will release for the PlayStation 3 in Japan this December. It has not been confirmed for an international release yet. We’ll be all over it if and when that happens.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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