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-'''​Yakuza''',​ known in Japan as '''​Ryū ga Gotoku''' ​(龍が如く,​ “Like a Dragon”), ​is the first game in the ''​[[Yakuza series|Yakuza ]]''​[[Yakuza series|series]]. It was released on PlayStation 2 in Japan on December 8, 2005, in North America on September 5, 2006, in Australia on September 14, 2006, and in Europe on September 15, 2006. It received a high definition port in Japan on PlayStation 3 on November 1, 2012 and on Wii U on August 8, 2013.+''​'''​Yakuza''​''',​ known in Japan as ''​'''​Ryū ga Gotoku (龍が如く,​ “Like a Dragon”)'''''​was the first game in the ''​[[Yakuza series|Yakuza ]]''​[[Yakuza series|series]]. It was released on PlayStation 2 in Japan on December 8, 2005, in North America on September 5, 2006, in Australia on September 14, 2006, and in Europe on September 15, 2006. It received a high definition port in Japan as part of '''''​Ryū ga Gotoku 1&2 HD''''' ​on PlayStation 3 on November 1, 2012 and on Wii U on August 8, 2013.
  
-It later received an enhanced remake titled '''​Yakuza Kiwami''',​ which is known in Japan as '''​Ryū ga Gotoku: Kiwami''' ​(龍が如く 極, "Like a Dragon: Extreme"​). It was released in Japan on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on January 21, 2016. It received a worldwide release on PlayStation 4 on August 27, 2017. A Windows version is in development.+It later received an enhanced remake titled ​''​'''​Yakuza Kiwami''​''',​ which was known in Japan as ''​'''​Ryū ga Gotoku: Kiwami (龍が如く 極, "Like a Dragon: Extreme"​)'''''​. It was released in Japan on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on January 21, 2016. It received a worldwide release on PlayStation 4 on August 27, 2017. A Windows version is in development.
  
 ==Plot== ==Plot==
-In 1995, a Yakuza member named Kazuma Kiryu has risen in the ranks of the Tojo clan and is about to be given his own organization. However, he discovers ​that his childhood friend, Akira Nishikiyama,​ killed a Yakuza patriarch after the latter tried to rape a woman, Yumi, that both grew men up with at Sunflower Orphanage. Kiryu takes the blame, ​is banished from the Tojo clan, and is imprisoned for murder. ​+In 1995, a Yakuza member named Kazuma Kiryu had risen in the ranks of the Tojo clan and was about to be given his own organization. However, he discovered ​that his childhood friend, Akira Nishikiyama,​ killed a Yakuza patriarch after the latter tried to rape a woman, Yumi, that both grew men up with at Sunflower Orphanage. Kiryu took the blame, ​was banished from the Tojo clan, and was imprisoned for murder. ​
  
-In 2005, after spending ten years in prison, Kiryu is paroled. Upon arriving home he discovers ​that the Third Chairman of the Tojo clan, Masaru Sera, has been murdered, ten billion yen has been stolen from the Tojo clan, Nishi has become violent and resentful of Kiryu, and Yumi is missing. ​+In 2005, after spending ten years in prison, Kiryu was paroled. Upon arriving home he discovered ​that the Third Chairman of the Tojo clan, Masaru Sera, had been murdered, ten billion yen had been stolen from the Tojo clan, Nishiki had become violent and resentful of Kiryu, and Yumi was missing. ​
  
-While investigating the murder of the Third Chairman and the missing money, Kiryu forms an unlikely partnership with the detective who put him in prison, Makoto Date. Kiryu later discovers ​an orphan named Haruka, who is searching for Mizuki, Yumi's sister.+While investigating the murder of the Third Chairman and the missing money, Kiryu formed ​an unlikely partnership with the detective who put him in prison, Makoto Date. Kiryu later discovered ​an orphan named Haruka, who was searching for her mother ​Mizuki, Yumi's sister.
  
-After discovering an underground city beneath the city's homeless encampment, Purgatory, Kiryu meets a legendary cop turned informant named the Florist of Sai. The Florist ​hints that he once had to create records for an entirely false person, and it is later revealed by Kiryu'​s adopted father Shintaro Kazama that Mizuki ​is the false identity of Yumi. After Kiryu took the blame for the murder committed by Nishiki, Yuki went into shock and suffered amnesia. She eventually recovered and had a daughter, Haruka, with an aspiring politician named Kyohei Jingu. Since he had not yet married Yumi, he abandoned his family to marry someone else to further his career. After accidentally killing a journalist who tried to blackmail him with evidence that he had abandoned his family, Jingu tells Masaru Sera to kill his wife and child so that they can not be used against him again.+After discovering an underground city beneath the city's homeless encampment, Purgatory, Kiryu met a legendary cop turned informant named the Florist of Sai. The Florist ​hinted ​that he once had to create records for an entirely false person, and it was later revealed by Kiryu'​s adopted father Shintaro Kazama that Mizuki ​was the false identity of Yumi. After Kiryu took the blame for the murder committed by Nishiki, Yuki went into shock and suffered amnesia. She eventually recovered and, in 1996, had a daughter, Haruka, with an aspiring politician named Kyohei Jingu. Since he had not yet married Yumi, he abandoned his family to marry someone else to further his career. After accidentally killing a journalist who tried to blackmail him with evidence that he had abandoned his family, Jingu tells Masaru Sera to kill his wife and child so that they can not be used against him again.
  
-Shintaro Kazama saved Yumi and convinced Sera to turn against Jingu after discovering that Sera had been laundering the 10 billion yen for his own self-interest. To keep Yumi and Haruka safe, Kazama had the Florist of Sai created ​the false identity of Mizuki, and left Haruka at Sunflower Orphanage, with her believing that Yumi was her aunt. +Shintaro Kazama saved Yumi and convinced Sera to turn against Jingu after discovering that Sera had been laundering the 10 billion yen for his own self-interest. To keep Yumi and Haruka safe, Kazama had the Florist of Sai create ​the false identity of Mizuki, and left Haruka at Sunflower Orphanage, with her believing that Yumi was her aunt. 
  
-A Yakuza boss named Futoshi Shimano ​blows up Shintaro Kazama, after the latter jumped in the grenade'​s path to save Haruka, and Omi alliance leader Yukio Terada ​kills Shimano in revenge. With his last words, Kazama ​reveals ​that he killed Kiryu'​s parents and that Sunflower Orphanage ​houses ​the children of the people that he had killed. He gives Kiryu Third Chairman Sera's will, which reveals ​his successor.+A Yakuza boss named Futoshi Shimano ​blew up Shintaro Kazama, after the latter jumped in the grenade'​s path to save Haruka, and the Omi alliance leader Yukio Terada ​killed ​Shimano in revenge. With his last words, Kazama ​revealed ​that he killed Kiryu'​s parents and that Sunflower Orphanage ​housed ​the children of the people that he had killed. He gave Kiryu Third Chairman Sera's will, which revealed ​his successor.
  
-Kiryu then takes Haruka to reunite with her mother, and the three confront ​Jingu who is after the 10 billion yen. The latter ​tries to kill Yumi and Haruka himself, but Yumi reveals ​that she had set up a bomb to blow up the money. Kazuma ​reveals ​the will and the fact that he was named the Fourth Chairman of the Tojo clan. He then defeats ​Jingu, and then Nishiki, the latter of whom had sought to get out from under Kiryu'​s shadow. Jingu tries to shoot Kiryu, but first Haruka then Yumi jump in the path of the bullet. To prevent Jingu from getting the money, Nishiki ​fires his gun at the bomb, destroying the money and killing himself in the process.+Kiryu then took Haruka to reunite with her mother, and the three confronted ​Jinguwho was after the 10 billion yen. The latter ​tried to kill Yumi and Haruka himself, but Yumi revealed ​that she had set up a bomb to blow up the money. Kazuma ​revealed ​the will and the fact that he was named the Fourth Chairman of the Tojo clan. He then defeated ​Jingu, and then Nishiki, the latter of whom had sought to get out from under Kiryu'​s shadow. Jingu tried to shoot Kiryu, but first Haruka then Yumi jumped ​in the path of the bullet. To prevent Jingu from getting the money, Nishiki ​fired his gun at the bomb, destroying the money and killing himself in the process.
  
-Before she dies, Kiryu tells Yumi that he loves her. He then gave up the position of Fourth Chairman of the Tojo clan to Yukio Terada, planning to leave the Yakuza life behind to raise Haruka.+Before she died, Kiryu told Yumi that he loved her. He then gave up the position of Fourth Chairman of the Tojo clan to Yukio Terada, planning to leave the Yakuza life behind to raise Haruka.
  
 ==Playable games== ==Playable games==
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 The original PlayStation 2 release of ''​Yakuza''​ had several changes when it was translated into English, including the name of the game itself. In Japan, it was titled ''​Ryū ga Gotoku'',​ or ''​Like a Dragon'',​ after the dragon tattoo on Kiryu'​s back. In addition, several character'​s names have been changed, and the dialog was re-recorded with English voice actors. The original PlayStation 2 release of ''​Yakuza''​ had several changes when it was translated into English, including the name of the game itself. In Japan, it was titled ''​Ryū ga Gotoku'',​ or ''​Like a Dragon'',​ after the dragon tattoo on Kiryu'​s back. In addition, several character'​s names have been changed, and the dialog was re-recorded with English voice actors.
  
-''​Yakuza Kiwami'',​ the high-definition remake of ''​Yakuza'', ​had reverted most of these changes ​when it was translated into English. The dialog was presented with the original Japanese voice acting and English subtitles. The characters regained their original Japanese names as well. Shintaro Fuma is Shintaro Kazama, Akira Nishiki is Akira Nishikiyama,​ Futo Shimano is Futoshi Shimano, and Kage the Florist is given the translation of his Japanese title Sai no Hanaya, Florist of Sai.+''​Ryū ga Gotoku 1&2 HD''​ was released only in Asia for [[PlayStation 3]] in 2012 and for [[Wii U]] in 2013. This release was identical to the original but featured high definition graphics.  
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 +''​Yakuza Kiwami'',​ the high-definition remake of ''​Yakuza'', ​contained mini-games from ''​[[Yakuza 0]]''​. The English translation contained Japanese voices with subtitles and reverted most of the changes ​that were made in the original ​English ​translation. The dialog was presented with the original Japanese voice acting and English subtitles. The characters regained their original Japanese names as well. Shintaro Fuma is Shintaro Kazama, Akira Nishiki is Akira Nishikiyama,​ Futo Shimano is Futoshi Shimano, and Kage the Florist is given the translation of his Japanese title Sai no Hanaya, Florist of Sai.

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