Yakuza 5 introduces “Another Drama” side-stories
posted on 06.20.12 at 02:49 AM EST by (@salromano)
Race a taxi cab, challenge a former baseball teammate.

Yakuza 5 will feature a new component called “Another Drama.” Detailed in Famitsu this week, these are side-stories for the game’s five main characters. Sokuho@Hokanko has provided a summary of four characters’ Another Drama stories, each with their own unique gameplay mechanics.

Kazuma Kiryu

  • Kazuma kicks off Yakuza 5 as a taxi driver in Fukuoka. One day, he comes into contact with the “Devil Killer” street racer group, who challenge him to a race on the Fukoka highway. Kazuma’s goal is to make it to the finish line, avoiding other cars and construction along the way.
  • During the race, Kazuma can perform moves such as “Explosion Race Heat Action” and “Secret Exploding Accel.”
  • You will be able to customize your taxi’s tires, turbo, chassis, wheels, body color, and stickers.
  • Separate from the race, you’ll be able to pick up and drive passengers to and from their preferred destinations.

Taiga Saejima

  • Saejima starts off Yakuza 5 on a snowy mountain in Hokkaido. After losing consciousness and almost freezing to death, he is saved by an old man, who tells Saejima of his continued search to find Yama Oroshi, a huge dragon of legend.
  • You will go survival hunting in the snow. Armed with a hunting gun, you must make use of stealthy manuevers, such as traps, to catch your prey.

Haruka Sawamura

  • Haruka is training to become an idol, and is thus competing in “Princess League,” a tournament to determine the number one idol in Osaka.
  • You will play a rhythm game, which involves pressing the face buttons as they move across a static cursor.
  • Haruka will also be involved various other events, including hand shake meetings, talk show appearances, quiz shows, and magazine interviews.

Tatsuo Shinada

  • Shinada reunites with a former high school baseball teammate, who he challenges to a batting contest.
  • You will need to swing the bat in a timely manner, moving the cursor to the ball.
  • Shinada will gain abilities such as slowing down the ball’s speed. He will also reunite with his former coach, and further develop his skills.
  • RyougaZell

    All while Akiyama sleeps :D

  • RoboShinKen

    I’m still bummed about Haruka not being a playable fighter. :c

    But, anyway yeah where is akiyama’s?