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|Developer: Ryu ga Gotoku Studio|
|System(s): PlayStation 3|
|Number of players: 1|
Yakuza 5, known as Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono (龍が如く５ 夢、叶えし者) in Japan is the fifth main game in the Yakuza series. It was released for the PlayStation 3 in late 2012 in Japan.
At the PlayStation Experience event held on December 6, 2014 in Las Vegas it was revealed that the title would be coming to western territories exclusively as a digital download. This was after Sony Computer Entertainment America started an online campaign called #BuildingTheList where they asked fans which games they want to see on PlayStation systems, with Yakuza 5 being one of the most requested titles. The release also includes all of the downloadable content that was released in Japan.
Gameplay is similar to the previous games. Just like Yakuza 4, game will include multiple main characters and like Yakuza 2 and 3, four different locales.
Taking place several years after the end of Yakuza 4, in 2012, Yakuza 5 tells the story of five individuals who end up getting involved a conspiracy that will shake the Japanese underworld. Just like previous games, Yakuza 5 has many sub-stories for each character and some character specific side stories.
Kiryu, main character of the Yakuza series, leaves the the Sunshine Orphanage for some unkown reason and settles down in city of Nagasugai with a fake name and works as a taxi driver. However, once again, his new life shatters when his friend and current chairman of the Tojo Clan, Daigo Dojima dissappears, presumably killed. Since Daigo dissappeared shortly after he attempted to talk to Kiryu, Kiryu is being hounded by both Police and other Yakuza families. Reluctant to return to fight, Kiryu eventually decides to investigate the matter himself after he realizes the conspiracy might end up harming Haruka, her adopted daughter.
Kiryu's home territory is Nagasugai, which is based on Fukuoka. Kiryu's side story involves driving the costumers around with his taxi and thwarting a dangerous street racer gang which starts targeting Kiryu.
Surrendering himself to the authorities after the end of Yakuza 4, Saejima decides to serve up end of his sentence. (Since it was revealed that he didn't commit any murders, his sentence is commuted to prison, presumably because even though he didn't kill anyone, he still committed "assault with deadly intent") Saejima spends one last day in Kamuro-cho with his sworn brother Goro Majima then surrenders to the authorities. In the jail however, he is repeatedly attacked by a group of Yakuza members. Saejima eventually receives the word that Majima in danger and somebody is trying to have him killed. With the help from the friendly warden of the prison he is staying in, he makes his escape to find out who is responsible for the recent troubles.
Majima's home territory is Tsukimono, based on Sapporo. His side story involves "hunting" side story in which he hunts wild life with a hunting shotgun. (The gun cannot be used outside the hunting mini game) After his life is saved by a hunter living in a small hunting community, Saejima decides to stay and help them, going after a monstrous, almost supernatural creature named Yama-no-Oroshi.
Kiryu's adopted daughter, Haruka has his own chapter. Leaving Sunshine Orphanage for Sotenbori, Haruka starts training to become a teen idol under strict but supportive guidance of Mrs. Park, owner of the idol agency she is working for. Half way through her story however, Park is murdered and Haruka joins forces with Akiyama to solve the mystery.
Naturally, since Haruka is only 16, (and a teenage girl) she does not engage in fights but instead enters "dance battles" with other dancers.
Haruka's home territory is Sotenbori, one of the locales from Yakuza 2, which is based on Osaka. Haruka's own side story involves her struggle to become an idol and dealing with an unfriendly group of teenage singers.
Akiyama, one of the main characters of the Yakuza 4, temporarily moves to Sotenbori to open up a branch of the Sky Finance. Soon after opening up the office however, he receives the word that his would-be business partner, Park is murdered. While investigating what happened, Akiyama meets Haruka again and they decide to work together. Akiyama becomes Haruka's protector as they try to find out who is responsible for Park's murder.
Akiyama and Haruka share the same home territory but not the sub missions. Akiyama has no side story.
A likeable loser, Shinada is a former baseball player who got banned for life after he was found guilty of match fixing and now lives a poor life in the streets of Kineicho, doing odd jobs and occasionaly working for an adult magazine as a reporter. His life turns upside down after he is targeted by the local Yakuza family for an unkown reason and receives the word that the people who framed him years ago might be in the town.
A new character to the series, Shinada uses baseball moves for attacking and is exceptionally skilled with use of weapons.
His home territory is Kineicho which based on Nagoya. His side story involves him accepting challenges from various people who want to prove themselves against the former baseball player.
580,000 copies of the game had been sold by the third quarter of Sega's 2012-2013 financial year.
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| Based on|
|PlayStation 3, TW|
|Yakuza/Ryu ga Gotoku series of games|
|Yakuza (2005) | Yakuza 2 (2006)|
|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)|
|Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou (2010) | Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura Hen (2012)|
|Ryu ga Gotoku 1&2 HD Edition for Wii U (2013)|
|Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin! (2014) | Yakuza 0 (2015) | Yakuza Kiwami (2016) | Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (2016)|
|Yakuza/Ryu ga Gotoku related media|
|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)|
|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)
|Like a Dragon: Prologue (2006) | Like a Dragon (2007)|