Famitsu has released a number of screens for Ryu ga Gotoku 3 (Yakuza 3 here in the US) for the PS3. I just got Yakuza2 last week for the PS2 and it’s pretty damn fun. Got an interesting story, characters, and the fighting is quite satisfying. To slam a thug’s face into a wall, then knee them in the back of the head back into the wall as they fall down is…an awesome feeling lol.
Kiryu Kazuma lookin at something in Kamurocho
Kiryu Kazuma, aka “The Dragon of Dojima”
13 year old (I think) Haruka, chillin at an Okinawan beach.
Kamurocho as envisioned on the PS3
I think the guy on the right there is the Fuma lookalike
Majima Goro, former head of the Majima family affiliate of the Tojo Clan. I get confused by all the levels of heirarchy within the game, so I don’t really know which family goes where lol.
Some place in Okinawa
Okinawan beach…I want to go to Okinawa someday…
Haruka. She’s got kind of a big nose… I liked her look more in Yakuza 1 and 2….much cuter… lol
I haven’t finished Yakuza 2 myself, but Famitsu’s already got a summary of what’s to happen in the game:
Yakuza 3 takes place two years after the events of Yakuza 2. Kiryu Kazuma (the main character) and Haruka (the girl that was involved with the events in Yakuza 1) have moved south to Okinawa, to live a more peaceful life away from the seedy underground of Kamurocho (an area in Tokyo where the bulk of the first and second games took place). They’ve opened up an orphanage there called “Asagao” (“Morning Glory”. Kiryu himself was an orphan that grew up in an orphanage called “Himawari”, or in english, “Sunflower”, which was supported by a Yakuza man. Haruka as well grew up there). The sudden pending buyout of the land that they’re on threatens to shut down the orphanage, and seems to be fueled by ulterior political motives. In addition, it seems that not only the Yakuza organization that Kiryu belonged to back in Kamurocho may be involved with this. The simultaneous shootings of two people, one in Okinawa and one in Kamurocho, raises Kiryu’s eyebrows, and begins his quest to get to the bottom of what the crap’s goin on. His first clue is word that an apparent eyewitness to both incidents (hmm…) looks like a man that was like a father to Kiryu, both at his time in the orphanage and in the yakuza, named Fuma Shintarou…
I kinda prefer the look of both Kiryu and Haruka from Yakuza 1 and 2, but Majima (the guy with the eyepatch) looks pretty nice. Kiryu kinda looks like his face is always scrunched up somehow…
No release date for Ryu ga Gotoku 3 at the moment, but it seems they will be showing the game off at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show. Definitely gettin this one.