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Yakuza: Dead Souls

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Yakuza: Dead Souls
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): PlayStation 3
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sony PlayStation 3
JP
¥7,600 (7,980)[1] BLJM-60316
Sony PlayStation 3
JP (The Best)
¥2,800 (2,940)[2] BLJM-55054
Sony PlayStation 3
US
$? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
US (Download)
$19.99[4] NPUB-31509
Sony PlayStation 3
UK
£? BLES-01399
Sony PlayStation 3
FR
€? BLES-01399
Sony PlayStation 3
DE
€? BLES-01399
Sony PlayStation 3
ES
€? BLES-01399
Sony PlayStation 3
IT
€? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
EU (Download)
€19.99[5] NPEB-02034
Sony PlayStation 3
UK (Download)
£15.99[6] NPEB-02034
Sony PlayStation 3
AU
$? BLES-01399
Sony PlayStation 3
AU (Download)
$24.95[7] NPEB-02034
Sony PlayStation 3
KR
₩59,800[8] ?
Sony PlayStation 3
AS
? BLAS-50440
Sony PlayStation 3
RU
?RUB ?



Yakuza: Dead Souls, known as Ryu ga Gotoku of the End (龍が如く OF THE END) in Japan, is an action game developed and published by Sega for the PlayStation 3 in 2011.

Dead Souls is a spin-off (or parody) of the Yakuza franchise not considered part of the main canon, wherein a zombie outbreak occurs and characters from the series are forced to take up arms. Dead Souls is a third person shooter, unlike previous games which were akin to more traditional beat em' ups.

Story

A zombie outbreak occurs in Kamuro-cho. Dead rise from their graves and attack the living. Those who bitten, turn to zombies and no cure for the infected seems to be avaiable. The Japanese Self-Defense Force called in and they attempt to block parts of the city in order to prevent the spread of disase further. It is eventually revealed that this is not a natural disaster, rather a well planned and executed attack on Kamuro-cho, aimed at Tojo Clan, particulary the fifth chairman, Kazuma Kiryu.

Gameplay

Similar to Yakuza 4, Dead Souls has four main characters and main story is divided between four parts, culminating in the final fifth part.

Characters

Shun Akiyama One of the main characters from Yakuza 4, Akiyama continues his life as a money lender with his secretary Hana. His somewhat dull life is shattered when he finds himself in the middile of the zombie outbreak. Escaping from his office, which is in the sealed-off section of Kamuro-cho, Akiayama attempt to find a safe place for Hana who is now going down with a fever.

Akiyama's signature weapons are a pair of fast firing handguns.

Goro Majima One of Kiryu's closes allies (and a fan favourite) Goro "Mad Dog" Majima starts his part of the story in the Millenium Tower, where the office of the Majima Family is located. After the tower is attacked by zombies, Majima gleefully grabs his shotgun and happily joins the fight to save the Kamuro-cho from undead.

Majima's signature weapon is an automatic shotgun.

Ryuji Gohda Primary antogonist of Yakuza 2, Gohda, who was presumed killed at the end of that game, returns as a playable character. Kicked out of Omi Alliance after the events of the Yakuza 2, Gohda settles down in Kamuro-cho as an assistant Takoyaki chef. He is involved with story when, Tetsuo Nikaido, his underling from his days as a member of Omi Alliance, visits him and asks him to join up with him again. Not wanting to go back his old life, Gohda refuses and immediately the town is overrun by zombies. Worried that Nikaido might have a hand in this, Gohda enters the fight.

Gohda's signature weapon is his robotic right arm which can transform into a gattling gun.

Kazuma Kiryu Kiryu returns to Kamuro-cho once more when his adopted daughter Haruka is kidnapped by an unkown man. Not wanting to kill people, he initially refuses to use guns but finally relents after witnessing the death of a fellow yakuza.

Kiryu's signature weapon is a powerful anti-materiel rifle, which he gains at the end of part 4.

History

Development

Yakuza: Dead Souls was intended for release shortly after Yakuza 4, but was delayed due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

Legacy

Dead Souls, unlike previous games (particulary Yakuza 3 and 4) received mostly mixed reviews from overseas reviewers due to its shift in genre and tone as well as several fundemental design problems. The controls were especially criticised (for example, the left stick is used for aiming firearms instead of the right stick like most shooting games).

It is believed that Binary Domain, another third-person shooter released in early 2012 by many of the same team members, was designed based on experience and feedback learned from Dead Souls.

Magazine articles

Main article: Yakuza: Dead Souls/Magazine articles.

Artwork

Physical scans

PlayStation 3, US
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Limited Edition
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Steelbook Edition
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Limited Edition
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PlayStation 3, FR
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Limited Edition
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Steelbook Edition
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PlayStation 3, DE
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Steelbook Edition
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Limited Edition
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PlayStation 3, IT
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Steelbook Edition
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PlayStation 3, KR
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PlayStation 3, Asia (Ryu ga Gotoku)

PlayStation 3, Asia (Yakuza)
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PlayStation 3, RU
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External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/bljm60316.html (archived 2011-02-16 16:06)
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/bljm55054.html (archived 2013-01-31 03:03)
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://blogs.sega.com/2012/03/16/yakuza-dead-souls-released-worldwide/
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://archive.is/5nWte
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://archive.is/PSu6s
  6. 6.0 6.1 http://archive.is/S0t8x
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://archive.is/Lo7Zk
  8. http://www.playstation.co.kr/news/18947 (archived 2017-04-24 00:44)
  9. https://archive.is/BeB9p


Yakuza/Ryu ga Gotoku series of games
Sony PlayStation 2
Yakuza (2005) | Yakuza 2 (2006)
Sony PlayStation 3
Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! (2008) | Yakuza 3 (2009) | Yakuza 4 (2010) | Yakuza: Dead Souls (2011) | Ryu ga Gotoku 1&2 HD Edition (2012) | Yakuza 5 (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (2013) | Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin! (2014) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kiwami (2016)
Sony PlayStation Portable
Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou (2010) | Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura Hen (2012)
Nintendo Wii U
Ryu ga Gotoku 1&2 HD Edition for Wii U (2013)
Sony PlayStation 4
Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin! (2014) | Yakuza 0 (2015) | Yakuza Kiwami (2016) | Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (2016)
Yakuza/Ryu ga Gotoku related media
Music
Ryu ga Gotoku & Ryu ga Gotoku 2 Original Sound Track (2007) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! Original Soundtrack (2008) | Ryu ga Gotoku 3 Original Soundtrack (2009) | Ryu ga Gotoku 4 Densetsu wo Tsugumono Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (2010) | Ryu ga Gotoku 4 Densetsu wo Tsugumono Original Soundtrack Vol.2 (2010) | Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinsho Original Soundtrack (2010) | Ryu ga Gotoku of the End Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (2011) | Ryu ga Gotoku of the End Original Soundtrack Vol.2 (2011) | Ryu Uta: Ryu ga Gotoku Karaoke Best Selection (2011) | Ryu ga Gotoku The Best Original Sound Track (2011) | Majima no MajiROCK (2012) | Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Asura Hen Original Soundtrack (2012) | Entenka / Shonan no Kaze (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5 Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5 Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Featured Songs (2012) | Ryu Uta: Ryu ga Gotoku 5 The Best Songs Collection (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5 Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Original Soundtrack Vol.2 (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku Series Best Soundtrack (2014) | Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (2014) | Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! Original Soundtrack Vol.2 (2014) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho - 80's Hits! Collection (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho - 80's Hits! Collection (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho Original Soundtrack Side A (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho Original Soundtrack Side B (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kiwami Original Soundtrack (2016)
Book
Yakuza Official Strategy Guide (2006) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (2013) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 6: Inochi no Uta Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (2016) | Ryu ga Gotoku 6: Inochi no Uta Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (2017)


(unsorted): Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shin Fumi Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura Hen Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura Hen Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 2 Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 2 Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 3 Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 3 Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu o Tsugumono Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu o Tsugumono Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! Kouryaku Shinan no Sho | Ryu ga Gotoku of the End Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku of the End Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Thank You no Sho (20xx) |

Film
Like a Dragon: Prologue (2006) | Like a Dragon (2007)