Watch First Yakuza 6 Footage
Actor Takeshi Kitano features in new teaser.
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Sega's teaser trailer for its upcoming action game Yakuza 6 has emerged online via YouTube user Nammo P. The video was first shown at the Sega booth during Tokyo Game Show, which ran from September 19-20. The trailer features renown Japanese actor Takeshi Kitano, who is confirmed to be in the game.
Kitano's involvement is appropriate, given his experience in directing several Yakuza films in the 90s. He is also well known for his work hosting the comedy game show Takeshi's Castle.
Yakuza 6 was announced exclusively for the PlayStation 4 during Sony's press conference at this year's Tokyo Game Show. The game will be released in Autumn 2016 for Japan, although no release in the West has been announced yet. In addition to Yakuza 6 Sega also announced Yakuza Kiwami for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, a remake of 2005's Yakuza. Yakuza Kiwami will be released on January 21 in Japan.
The appearance of a new Yakuza was teased earlier this month, when the website for the series--known as Ryu Ga Gotoku in Japan--pointed to an announcement of sorts on September 15.
The Yakuza series follows Kazuma Kiryu's rise through the ranks of the Yakuza and his ongoing conflicts with rival factions of the crime family. The latest numbered entry in the series, Yakuza 5, will be released digitally world-wide in Fall this year via the PlayStation Network.
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