Goro Majima Enters the Fray in New Yakuza 0 Gameplay

October 3, 2016 Written by Michael Briers

Goro Majima, Mad Dog of Shimano and Sotenbori’s Lord of the Night, enters the fray in this extended gameplay demo for Yakuza 0.

Due to hit these shores early next year, when SEGA’s long-anticipated sequel will be going up against Resident Evil 7, this latest snippet hails from IGN and offers some insight into the origin stories of Kazuma Kiryu, the rising Dragon of Dojima, and Majima-san himself before he developed a reputation in Japan’s criminal underbelly as the Mad Dog of Shimano. Expect Japanese with English subtitles.

Adding context to that 17-minute sizzle reel, here’s an overview of the Yakuza 0 story:

Kiryu’s story follows his steady ascension up the ranks of the Dojima yakuza crime family until he gets blamed for a debt collection gone wrong. Kiryu must utilize his cunning and his fists in order to regain his honor and save the reputation of his father figure, Shintaro Kazama. Meanwhile, Goro Majima is running a popular cabaret in Osaka, but he wants more than anything to rejoin the yakuza clan that ousted him. He’ll need to complete a series of impossible tasks set by his bosses, but will these tasks push Majima past the point of no return?

Although it launched for PlayStation 3 in Japan, when Yakuza 0 makes the trip west (read: Europe and North America) on January 24, 2017 it’ll only be available on PlayStation 4.

[Source: IGN (YouTube)]