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.

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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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