Brutal new Yakuza 4 screens

Play as Kiryu Kazuma and three other characters for the first time next spring

Sega's just passed along a batch of new screenshots for Yakuza 4, which is due to hit Western shores as a PlayStation 3 exclusive next spring.


"For the first time, Western fans will be able to experience the Japanese underworld not just through the eyes of Kiryu Kazuma, but three intriguing new characters each with their own compelling back-story and a gripping interwoven plot," the company says.

Hostess Club management and other major features cut from the Western versions of Yakuza 3 should be present this time around, too.