, originally released in Japan as , is the sequel to the video game Yakuza
. The title was released on December 7, 2006, for the PlayStation 2 video game console
in Japan and in September 2008 in North America and Europe.
Its sequel Yakuza 3
(龍が如く3, Ryū ga Gotoku 3
) was released in Japan on February 26, 2009 and in North America on March 9, 2010.
As with the first episode, half of the game takes place in Tokyo
ward, most noticeably a recreation of Shinjuku's red-light district Kabukichō
The other half takes place in Osaka
, with the fictitious Sōtenbori and Shinseicho areas modeled after Osaka's respectively Dōtonbori
districts. Although these areas were recreated as fictionalized versions, much real life landmarks remain such as Dōtonbori's Sammy Ebisu Plaza (サミー戎プラザ) and Shinsekai's Tsutenkaku Tower
(通天閣) and Billiken
The intro of the game starts in the early 1980s, a detective is chasing after somebody and witnesses a murder of a Korean mob boss who says in Korean "Even if you kill me, our organization will live on
". And the murderer happens to be Kazuma Kiryu
's foster father, Shintaro Kazama
(Fuma). After Shintaro Kazama runs off, the mysterious detective checks on the man who tells him in Japanese that his child is in danger just ahead before he dies. The detective heads in that direction and notices a... Read More