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Yakuza 4

aka: Yakuza 4: Remastered
Moby ID: 50955
PlayStation 3 Specs
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In 1985 18 men were shot dead in a ramen shop. This event marked a turning point for the Ueno Seiwa clan, but the truth behind the incident has remained hidden. In 2010 four men, a chivalrous money-lender, a condemned man sitting on death row, a crooked cop, and the Dragon of Dojima, are drawn together as a plot 25 years in the making nears fruition.

Yakuza 4 introduces three new characters to the Yakuza franchise: Shun Akiyama, Taiga Saejima, and Masayoshi Tanimura. Each character has their own storyline that ties into the overall events taking place, and in combat each controls similarly to Kiryu, although with their own simplified move set and personal flourishes: Akiyama has several moves involving taunting, Saejima can use his immense strength to lift heavy objects and people, and Tanimura can counter attacks while blocking as well as chain a combo into a HEAT action.

Although the game predominantly takes place in the fictional Tokyo district of Kamurocho, the area has seen some expansion in the way of newly accessible rooftops, an underground mall and parking garage, and a sewer system. As in previous Yakuza games, side stories and mini-games can be found by wandering the streets and entering businesses. Hostess clubs and a massage parlor also make their return after having been excluded from the western release of Yakuza 3; the only content cut from the western release of Yakuza 4 is the Answer x Answer arcade game and the theme song "Butterfly City".

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Credits (PlayStation 3 version)

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Kazuma Kiryu
Shun Akiyama
Taiga Saejima
Masayoshi Tanimura
Takeshi Kido
Daigo Dojima
Goh Hamazaki
Junji Sugiuchi
Kage the Florist
Makoto Date
Kazuo Shibata
Yoshiharu Ueno
Mei Hua
Junichi Sudo
Saito the Prison Guard
Daisaku Minami
Satoshi Hisai
Isao Katsuragi
Goro Majima
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This game, much like its predecessors, is a mix of actual and imaginary names and locales. For example, while places as Tokyo or Okinawa obviously exist, places like Kamurocho where the games take most of the time are in fact based on Kabukicho area which is located in Shinjuku ward. When it comes to stores and cafes, some are also licensed and use their real names and interiors, such as Don Quixote variety store or Pronto restaurant. The others remain similar to actual places, but with slightly different logo and title, such as Peter's Blend which looks like obvious replica of Starbucks, or Wild Jackson which looks a lot like Denny's or Jonathan's.


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Lain Crowley.

Windows, Xbox Series, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Xbox One, Windows Apps added by Sciere. PlayStation 4 added by MAT.

Additional contributors: MAT.

Game added April 14, 2011. Last modified January 31, 2024.