Shun Akiyama revealed for ‘Yakuza 5′

Sega today announced a 3rd playable character for their upcoming but unnamed 5th game in the Yakuza series. (Not including spin-offs)

Yakuza 4’s Shun Akiyama will return with a pair of nifty handguns to join existing cast of badass Goro Majima and tiger puncher Kazuma Kiryu.

Each character so far has had a gun or guns in hand, what does this mean for the series that has always been a brawler… Well I hope that they have incorporated shooting levels and areas into the existing game play as they did chasing people down in Yakuza 3 and not all out changed the game into some kind of 3rd person shooter.

We’ll just have to wait and see but I will say one thing… I think this game will have the best playable cast yet.

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6 responses to “Shun Akiyama revealed for ‘Yakuza 5′

  1. Shun looks to be pulling off a Sonic Adventure pose.

  2. Aki-at says:

    Great to see Akiyama returning, out of all the new characters in Yakuza 4, he was my favourite.

    Really interested into seeing what the team has cooked up this time in terms of the gameplay, with the guns that Kazuma and Majima have been give so far though, Akiyama's seem a little tame.

    Still, fighting with two guns ought to be fun!

  3. cube_b3 says:

    All I know about him is that their is a video that insinuates that he is masterbating in a gacuzi, before playing table tennis.

    That said, isn't it alittle early to say the, "best playable cast yet", given that Yakuza 4 was the game that introduced more than one player and this is the immediate follow up.

  4. Pao says:

    I like how the characters never change their clothes the entire series.

    I wonder if this is going to be TPS.

  5. Sega Uranus says:

    Every time we hear something more I get more interested, but more worried. The suspense is killing me!

  6. Sharky says:

    @Cube… No, because it does seem to be the best cast! I've wanted to play as Goro Majima since Yakuza 2.

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