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Yakuza 5’s Supporting Cast Gets Profiled

Yakuza 5 - Gamers Heroes
Yakuza 5 – Gamers Heroes
The diverse cast and crew of Yakuza 5 is almost ready to make its stateside debut. Get ready to meet manipulative cops, sadistic prisoners, and angry lieutenants in these character profiles, courtesy of SEGA.

Masaru Watase

Masaru Watase - Gamers Heroes
Masaru Watase – Gamers Heroes

“This imposing gentleman is Masaru Watase, an ambitious lieutenant for the Omi Alliance who wants to be the next chairman . You can tell by his permanent scowl that he is not someone you want to mess with. Watase wants the Tokyo-based yakuza – the Tojo Clan – to be at their strongest, because he would love nothing more than to have a good ol’ fashioned gang war.”

The Osaka Detective

The Osaka Detective - Gamers Heroes
The Osaka Detective – Gamers Heroes

“The stoic Osaka Detective is a mysterious figure that shows up in most of the protagonists’ storylines. He often drops important clues and “helps” steer the main characters towards a specific goal. Are these manipulations based on a personal vendetta or is there a larger picture that our protagonists can’t see?”

Goro Majima

Goro Majima - Gamers Heroes
Goro Majima – Gamers Heroes

“This familiar face is the Mad Dog of the Shimano Family, Goro Majima. He has a quick temper and a violent streak, but is loyal to his friends, in his own twisted way. Majima is up to his old tricks in Yakuza 5, but nothing important happens with him. Nope, nothing at all.”

Hiroshi Kugihara

Hiroshi Kugihara - Gamers Heroes
Hiroshi Kugihara – Gamers Heroes

“This ghoulish looking figure is Hiroshi Kugihara, a sadistic inmate doing hard time alongside Saejima. Although Saejima simply wants to carry out his prison sentence in peace, Kugihara and his accomplices attempt to make Saejima’s stretch a living hell by constantly beating him up. Saejima has been able to keep his cool and not retaliate, but this is Saejima we’re talking about and he can only hold off for so long…”

Sosuke Komaki

Sosuke Komaki - Gamers Heroes
Sosuke Komaki – Gamers Heroes

“As you can see, Sosuke Komaki is all about fighting and rocking the 90s grunge look. Although Sosuke may seem like a bad guy for wanting to beat up Kiryu, he’s actually a trainer who helps Kiryu get back into shape. Long-time Yakuza fans may recognize the lineage of Sosuke’s fighting style… ”

Yakuza 5 will come out for the PlayStation 3 in 2015.

Source: Press Release

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