Sega has released a new trailer for Yakuza 0 which centers around Goro Majima, one the game's playable characters. The trailer gives us a glimpse of his life as a disgraced member of the Tojo Clan, which happens several years before he became the "Mad Dog" of Shimano Family.
"Since the game is a prequel to the series, you'll first meet Majima as a disgraced member of the Tojo Clan running the magnificent Grand Cabaret in Sotenbori, Osaka as a civilian," said SEGA. "Due to a past transgression, his bosses have appointed him manager of the club and he's tasked with making an exorbitant amount of money in order to regain his yakuza status.
"Fortunately, Majima excels at the role, becoming a legend in the nightclub scene and making cold hard cash hand over fist. Unfortunately, he's making his punishment look way too easy, so his handler has devised a harder test of loyalty…. one that involves blood. Majima must successfully perform his first hit. Can he do what needs to be done, or will his job be derailed by unforeseen circumstances?"
Yakuza 0 takes place seven years before the events of the original game and is described as a perfect opportunity for newcomers to dive into the series, as it offers an action-packed, story-driven adventure from the very beginning of Kazuya's story. In addition to Majima, the game will also allow us to play as Kazuma Kiryu as we witness his ascension into the ranks of the Yakuza.
Yakuza 0 releases on PS4 on the 24th of January in North America and Europe.