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What? Yakuza: The End is a zombie shooter?

September 15, 2010

With the fifth Yakuza game, ready to be presented at Tokyo Game Show, it will come as a surprise to many that this fifth title in the series deviates greatly from it’s typical crime drama, in ways you couldn’t possibly imagine:

When Sega published a teaser image for the fifth instalment in the Yakuza series carrying just two words – ‘The End’ – everybody presumed that the popular Japanese gangster series was coming to close.

But it seems that the truth is far, far stranger.

Siliconera reports that Yakuza: Of The End is in fact, of all things, a zombie shooter, backing up seemingly far-fetched mumblings that had appeared on Twitter yesterday.

Set in Kamurocho, the game sees what is known as the Japanese Self Defence Force being overrun by legions of the undead. Series stars Kazuma, Goro, Ryuji and Shun are also at hand to fend off their supernaturally animated opposition, and will be able to customise guns and weapons.

OK, it’s almost feels like the Yakuza creators said: “Hey. let’s get some ideas from The House of the Dead crew.”

This is really freaky.

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