Yakuza 0's E3 trailer shows more mobster madness

Teases Telephone Club gameplay.

Yakuza 0 has received a new E3 trailer showing us more of the game's English version ahead of its "early 2017" release on PS4.

You got this one, Kiryu!

Set in 1988, this prequel serves as an origin story for series stalwart Kazuma Kiryu and fan-fave mob boss Goro Majima. Both will be playable. This will be the first time Majima, the Mad Dog of Shimano, will be playable in a numbered Yakuza title. He was previously only playable in the goofy zombie spin-off Yakuza: Dead Souls.

This latest trailer shows us some more of Yakuza 0's distinctly Japanese pastimes, like talking to a sex worker at one of those "Telephone Clubs" where all you do is talk to women on a phone who you observe behind glass (like visiting someone in prison), because that's a thing over there. Look carefully at the 1.07 mark of the trailer and see a flustered Kiryu ponder if he should ask this woman about baby ferrets, your blue feathers, your bath faucet, or your best feature. No one said being a gangster was going to be easy.

Yakuza 0's western release will be subtitled in English, though the voice acting will remain in Japanese.

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