Be a Body Guard in PSP's Yakuza
Ukyou's part time job options go beyond just flipping burgers at Smile Burger.
It was announced a while back that Black Panther Yakuza New Chapter main character Ukyou Tatsuya will have to take up part time jobs in order to earn money. Previously, we learned about one such job: flipping burgers at Smile Burger. Famitsu.com today introduces work more becoming of a Yakuza hero -- a body guard.
Hidden away in Kamurocho's seedier parts, you'll find a strip club called Asia. This is where pole dancer Anne Nakamura, an in-game version of real life model Anne Nakamura, works. Your job, should you take it, is crowd control. You need to make keep the excited crowd under control and protect Anne as she does her risque dances.
The print version of Famitsu goes into a bit more detail about how the job works. The body guard work is set up like a whack-a-mole mini game. You look out onto the crowd in a behind-the-back view of Ukyou. Judging by screenshots, you'll need to press button combinations to get rowdy customers to sit back down.
In addition to cash, your hard work will be rewarded with occasional glimpses of Anne doing her sexy dance.
Other part time jobs mentioned in the Famitsu.com and Famitsu articles include work at a ramen shop, at Smile Burger and at an ice cream shop. For the Smile Burger job, you have to assemble ingredients that are coming at you on conveyor belts. Mess up a customer's order, and a gauge will drop. If it hits zero, the job will end. The ice cream parlor game requires that you prepare multi scoop cones, keeping balance to make sure the cone doesn't collapse.
So what can you do with all the money you've earned? In typical Yakuza fashion, you'll find plenty of mini games to suck up your time and hard-earned cash. Famitsu introduces the following, many of which you'll recognize from other Yakuza games:
- Set up like a rhythm game where you press buttons with good timing.
- Play 5 or 10 frames, aiming for the high score.
- Club Sega -- UFO Catcher
- Control a crane to get goods.
- Yoshida Batting Centery -- Batting Practice
- Attempt to hit panels for high score.
- Loving Heart -- Massage
- Press buttons to increase your tension.
- You'll find five card games here, including poker.
Also shown in the Famitsu.com article are some cool character illustrations for previously revealed characters, including Ukyou and Shou Hiyuuga. These illustrations were done by Spooky Graphic, the company that's doing the game's movie sequences.
The new guy at the site (the only one in color -- also shown below) is Hayato Makabe. The site doesn't have any details, although it speculates that he could be another competitor in the Dragon Heat underground fighting tournament.