Yakuza Zero Time Period and Setting Revealed

Two days ago we reported on Sega’s announcement of Yakuza Zero. At the time we didn’t know a whole lot about the game, other than its logo and the presumption that it would be a prequel to the original PS2 game. Today, however, we got confirmation that the game will indeed be a prequel, and will take place in December of 1988. Moreover, it was unveiled that the adventure’s backdrop will be Kamurocho, Tokyo as well as Soutenbori, Osaka.

In the same Famitsu article, it was made clear that Zero will star a 2o-year-old Kazuma Kiryu in addition to 24-year-old Majima Goro. Apparently Kiryu is working as a bill collector at the time, under the Tojo Clan’s Dojima Family. Goro being, well, Goro is said to be a cabaret club manager. Furthermore, a plethora of other characters from the series will make appearances, with events of Zero being directly connected to the first Yakuza.

Yakuza Zero is currently in development for PlayStation 4 and 3, and is about 65-percent complete.