15 minute video game trailers are awesome. It’s like Cliff’s Notes of games – learn all you need to know without playing the whole thing. It’s especially awesome if there’s a ton of talking and in a language you don’t understand. That’s the experience you’ll get watching all 15 minutes of the new Yakuza Zero trailer.
Don’t want to watch it? Here’s the Cliff’s Notes version:
It’s 1988 and there’s money, night clubs, bright city lights and hot women in tight outfits. There are two young Yakuzas (supposed to be younger versions of characters from other Yakuza titles). They’re tasked with small Yakuza missions like beating up dudes, taking money, running night clubs and killing people. One young dude looks bad and he looks like he wants to be more bad. The other young Yakuza is bad and he wants to be bad but he’s good. He’s got a pony-tail and an eye patch. He goes to kill someone but he’s not there. Instead, he meets a blind girl who he saves from other Yakuza, runs away with, and probably falls in love. There’s also some dude with power to turn off all lights in the city. Is it a super-power or is he just that rich? I don’t know, I don’t speak Japanese, but I wish I did because I’d like to know.
So do I want to play this game? Heck yeah. It’s the 1980s, man. The ‘80s is my fave decade.
The game is out March 2015 in Japan for PS3 and PS4.