Since the game is a prequel to the series, you’ll first meet Majima as a disgraced member of the Tojo Clan running the magnificent Grand Cabaret in Sotenbori, Osaka as a civilian. Due to a past transgression, his bosses have appointed him manager of the club and he’s tasked with making an exorbitant amount of money in order to regain his yakuza status. Fortunately, Majima excels at the role, becoming a legend in the nightclub scene and making cold hard cash hand over fist. Unfortunately, he’s making his punishment look way too easy, so his handler has devised a harder test of loyalty…. one that involves blood. Majima must successfully perform his first hit. Can he do what needs to be done, or will his job be derailed by unforeseen circumstances?
Goro Majima is one of the new playable characters in the upcoming Yakuza 0 (the prequel to the Yakuza series). Fans of the Yakuza series will be able to see Goro before he assumed the “Mad Dog” role in the Shimano family. Yakuza 0 will release in the US January 24th, 2017.