Yakuza Online is launching this year in Japan. The online game stars Kasuga Ichiban, the new protagonist of the Yakuza series, and is launching on iOS, Android and PC. No word yet about an international release.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Boo, no gameplay footage at all. 

The new guy seems like he’s more laidback and I kinda like it. Kiryu is awesome, but his personality is too straight/stiff at times.