Sega has finally revealed the first details for the fifth Yakuza game in the series, and five is definitely sounding like the magic number.
Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume Kanaeshi Mono, which literally translates to Yakuza 5: Person Who Fulfills Dreams, will take place in five cities: Sapporo, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka, and feature five playable characters: Kazuma Kiryu, Taiga Saejima, Shun Akiyama and Haruka.
Also joining the long-time cast members is Tatsuo Shinada, a former baseball player drowning in debt and banned from the sports due to excessive gambling.
According to Famitsu (via Andriasang) Yakuza 5 will be a direct sequel to Yakuza 4 and could be out in Japan by December.
Sega has confirmed that respected Europe and America CEO, Mike Hayes will leave the company this summer, after 8 years running the Western business.