The famously non-lethal Yakuza protagonist has a gun now
Main protagonist of the Yakuza series, Kiryu Kazuma, makes his way to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege tomorrow. Or, at least, his outfit does, alongside Yakuza 2 deuteragonist and Kiryu’s love interest: Kaoru Sayama.
The trailer shows attacking operator Hibana in Kaoru’s threads. Meanwhile defending operator Echo dons Kiryu’s signature grey jacket and red shirt. It also shows off their respective gun skins, with Kaoru’s being police themed while Kiryu’s bears his iconic back tattoo.
The trailer ends with a teaser for a new Echo elite skin, that being none other than Yakuza legend, Goro Majima. While it only shows a silhouette, his bat swinging and maniacal laugh all but confirm that it’s the Mad Dog of Shimano himself.
Kiryu’s other cameos
Despite the series’ popularity (especially in recent years), Kiryu hasn’t made many appearances in other games. With Yakuza being a beat-em-up series, you’d think the Dragon of Dojima would be a perfect fit for fighting games. However, former series director Toshihiro Nagoshi has stated that it’s highly unlikely because he doesn’t want to see Kiryu hitting women.
Kiryu has appeared as DLC in Binary Domain, Everybody’s Golf 6, and Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, if you wanted an idea for his previous cameos.
Another caveat with the character is that he is notoriously against killing. This means that any game that would have him inflicting grievous harm on other people is out of the question. (Just ignore some of the more violent heat moves from the games.)
Now, this may sound like Rainbow Six Siege would be out of the question for the former Tojo Clan chairman. However, it is just his outfit in the game, not the man himself. And who knows, maybe his gun uses rubber bullets?
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