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Yakuza 4 Remastered

A remastered version of Yakuza 4; in addition to Kazumy Kiryu, known from the earlier parts of the series, players play here as three other heroes, whose fates are interwoven with each other.

Action | TPP | Gangster | RPG elements | beat 'em up | reeditions/remasters/remakes | Japan

Yakuza 4 Remastered cover

publisher: SEGA

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

29Oct2019

PS4

28Jan2021

PC XONE

Yakuza 4 Remastered is a remastered version of the fourth installment of the Yakuza series developed by Sega.

Story

The action of Yakuza 4 Remastered begins when a gang member Ueno Seiwa dies in the fictional Tokyo district of Kamurocho, controlled by the Tojo clan. This event becomes the beginning of a struggle for power over the criminal underworld of the whole district and an important element of the intrigue in which the four heroes of the game are involved. In addition to Kazuma Kiryu, known from earlier installments of the series, during the game we also play as the owner of the Sky Finance loan company, one Shun Akiyama, a prisoner sentenced for the assassination, named Taiga Saejima and detective Masayoshi Tanimura. Their stories, often intertwined, are revealed in the subsequent chapters of the story.

Mechanics

In Yakuza 4 Remastered the action is observed from behind the back of the character. The Kamurocho district has an open structure and compared to Yakuza 3, the devs have expanded it with, among other things, a canal system, underground car park, and shopping center, roofs of buildings and Rojiura, an area located at the back of the district. The driving force behind the game again are not only the story tasks, but also a number of different side activities. Among the latter, we can note clubbing with hostesses, where the protagonist can flirt with one of the three girls, ordering meals and drinks, carefully answering her questions and finally giving her various gifts. In addition, more than twenty mini-games such as karaoke, bowling, table tennis, billiards, pachinko machines, golf or even poker are waiting to be tested. The devs have also prepared a number of side tasks presenting the fate of random residents of Kamurocho and several challenges for fans, in which they can test their reflexes in unusual tests, train warriors in the dojo or employ and teach new hostesses in the club.

One of the most important elements of the gameplay are battles with encountered opponents. Each character has a unique fighting style and their own strengths and weaknesses. Akiyama enjoys quick attacks with his legs and provoking adversaries, Saejima has the greatest power and can lift heavy objects and use spectacular throws, Tanimura has a defensive style based on aikido, and Kiryu eliminates opponents with a series of boxing and karate blows. Each warrior has his own finisher, which can be executed by charging a special bar with spectacular combos. As the protagonists progress, they gain experience points and increase their combat potential by expanding the range of available moves and skills.

Technical aspects

Compared to the original version of the fourth installment of Yakuza, Yakuza 4 Remastered boasts improved visuals; the title runs in 60 frames per second and in 1080p resolution. The fictional district where the action takes place is inspired by the real-life Kabukicho.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 GHz / AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTS 450 / Radeon HD 6670 or better
  • 35 GB HDD
  • Windows 7
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5-3770 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 760 2 GB / Radeon HD 7950 or better
  • 35 GB HDD
  • Windows 10
The Yakuza Remastered Collection Available in PS Store
The Yakuza Remastered Collection Available in PS Store

news 20 August 2019 21:56

The Yakuza Remastered Collection compilation was released on European and American PlayStation Store. Although you can now only check out the remastered version of Yakuza 3, we already know how long we will wait for Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 5 remasters.

Yakuza Remastered Collection and Yakuza 6 Coming to PC/Xbox One
Yakuza Remastered Collection and Yakuza 6 Coming to PC/Xbox One

news 11 December 2020 13:49

Sega informed that The Yakuza Remastered Collection and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will launch on PC and Xbox One. They were the only missing main installments of the series on these platforms.

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