Japan, 1988. A time of unparalleled excess and indulgence brought on by massive inflation in the country’s stock prices and real estate values. On the surface, it’s a nonstop party; extravagant meals, disco dancing, top-shelf liquor flowing like water, fortunes made and spent on a nightly basis by people seemingly without a care in the world. All that glitz and glamour was bound to cast shadows, and the darkness of peoples’ greed began to permeate beneath the surface.
This is the setting for Yakuza 0. It’s a deeply human story fueled by action, drama, a wide cast of loveable (and more than a few… not-so-loveable) characters, along with a huge variety of hilarious sub-stories and mini-games that will have you saying “閃いた (hirameita)“ (translator’s note – means “That’s rad.”).
Another important note for series newcomers – Yakuza 0 is a complex narrative that takes place in a setting that many Western players may not be familiar with. Our internal localization team has put special care into making sure that Western fans can understand and enjoy all the game’s nuances in English as much as they would in the original Japanese, and we’re particularly proud of our localization of Yakuza 0. Be sure to let us know what you think when you get a chance to dive into the game yourself!
Finally, we’re happy to share a personal welcome and retrospective from Yakuza series Executive Director Toshihiro Nagoshi.
We here at Sega are thrilled to finally introduce players on Xbox One to the world of Yakuza, beginning with Yakuza 0. Yakuza is a series that must be experienced firsthand to truly understand it, and we’re happy to say Yakuza 0 is now finally available with Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PC.