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Yakuza 5 built using new engine, has 5 playable characters

New character joins Kazuma and the gang

Sega has finally revealed the first details for the fifth Yakuza game in the series, and five is definitely sounding like the magic number.

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Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume Kanaeshi Mono, which literally translates to Yakuza 5: Person Who Fulfills Dreams, will take place in five cities: Sapporo, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka, and feature five playable characters: Kazuma Kiryu, Taiga Saejima, Shun Akiyama and Haruka.

Also joining the long-time cast members is Tatsuo Shinada, a former baseball player drowning in debt and banned from the sports due to excessive gambling.

According to Famitsu (via Andriasang) Yakuza 5 will be a direct sequel to Yakuza 4 and could be out in Japan by December.

Sega has confirmed that respected Europe and America CEO, Mike Hayes will leave the company this summer, after 8 years running the Western business.

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