New Yakuza 5 Screenshots Pull No Punches

Sega have today revealed a plethora of screenshots to the upcoming western release of Yakuza 5, showcasing the in-game combat and the unique characteristics of each of the game’s protagonists whom, according to the latest press release possess ‘unique fighting styles, skills, and upgradeable special abilities that give them an upper hand’. Safe to say, Sega aren’t holding back on the rather brute and blunt characteristics to the Yakuza series either.

“One of the most important things a Yakuza must know is how to beat people’s faces to a pulp. We’re talking about brutal, bloody and no-holds-barred street fighting. Kiryu and Saejima didn’t get street cred by adopting puppies and saving the trees, they got it by beating the ever-living crap out of everyone who dared stand in their way.”

Yakuza 5 will launch exclusively on the PS3 and while there remains no confirmed release date, expect it to drop within the next couple of months.