Yakuza Black Panther: Kamurocho's Four Gangs
There's a big turf war going on in the new PSP Yakuza game. Meet the gangs and their leaders.
As you run around the streets of Kamurocho in the new Yakuza game, you'll get into fights with street thugs. That's typical form for a Yakuza game. But it seems that in this new entry in the series, the streets have a bit of extra organization.
As detailed in this week's Famitsu, there's a turf war going on in Kamurocho. Four rival gangs are attempting to expand their territory in hopes of taking control over the whole of the town.
Main character Tatsuya will find himself drawn into these conflicts. In terms of gameplay this will play out as both sub stories and battles. Screenshots in the magazine show Tatsuya facing off in battles with the team leaders.
The four gangs and their leaders are:
The largest gang. They believe in the creed "Strength is Justice." Every month, they hold a "fighting party" called "Matsuri" (Festival). Here, they determine the strongest member.
While the members of Diablo are all hot blooded, the group does have some strong rules in place. They forbid personal fights and crime (???). They also forbid desertion without a reason.
Team members have tight bonds, centered on their leader, Shouta Akagi, While Akagi is a charismatic leader, it seems he's not good with the ladies.
It's pronounced "De-Eye-Es." This group consists of B-Boys who love rap and hip hop, and dress the part. They take part in a variety of activities outside of fighting, including parties and graphic art production.
The leader of DIS is Seiji Aono. Aono is the second generation leader of the group. In the transition between leaders, members split off into multiple warring factions.
The name translates to "Ghost Corps." This particular group has no rules. Their leader Tougo Kuroda trusts no one and leads his members by force, punishing those who go against his orders. In combat, they make use of weapons like bats, chains, and brass knuckles. They've been quickly expanding their reach throughout Kamurocho.
This is the most mysterious of the four groups. Kingdom is a small group, but it has been growing rapidly.
Members of this team are all fun-loving, like hosts. They're popular amongst the ladies of Kamurocho.
The leader of Kingdom is unknown. He's shown in Famitsu as just a silhouette. It seems that only a few people know his true form.
Each team has a logo which matches their image. DIS's logo, for instance, looks like graffiti. Shiryou's logo looks like a font you'd see at a haunted house. Kingdom's logo looks like the logo for a Kingdom Hearts game.