With Ryu Ga Gotuko (RGG) Studios at the helm for VF5US / VFes it should probably come as no surprise to see this collaboration between two popular franchises, but for the VF series that has seen very minimal reference to other SEGA IP (Sarah as Ulala!), this is kind of a big deal! The December DLC update is packed with great features, including this special collaboration with the Ryu Ga Gotoku (Like a Dragon) / Yakuza. This article contains all the details on character costumes and their stage BGM.
Japanese (Normal Narration)
Japanese (Kage-maru Narration!)
This is the first time we've seen content that wasn't featured in VF5FS, and depending on its popularity might be a sign of future things to come? Each character is listed with the Yakuza character's costume reference, along with the Yakuza BGM that will be used on that character's stage.
Yakuza Costume: Kazuma Kiryu
Yakuza BGM: Kiryu battle theme from Like a Dragon
In VF, players typically face Akira after winning through several matches; this impactful track was selected as it seemed to match the mood of the fight against him.
Yakuza Costume: Kaoru Sayama
Yazuka BGM: Outlaw's Lullaby (Kiwami 2)
A popular track amongst players that also compliments the feel for a female character.
Yakuza Costume: Ichiban Kasuga
Yazuka BGM: Random battle theme (Like A Dragon)
This is the random battle theme from Like A Dragon that plays in Kamurocho. The track felt appropriate for the character's image.
Yakuza Costume: Haruka Sawamura (as the pop idol from Yakuza 5)
Yazuka BGM: Loneliness loop (instrumental)
This is the "Haruka pop idol battle theme" from Yakuza 5. The track normally has vocals, but the instrumental version was selected to avoid distractions caused by the vocals.
Yakuza Costume: Yoshitaka Mine
Yazuka BGM: Fly
This track was selected as it represents Mine's character and the overall image of Yakuza 3.
Yakuza Costume: Ryuji Goda
Yazuka BGM: Bad Fortune Flower
This is the battle theme from Yakuza 2 that plays during two of the three fights against Ryuji. This track was selected as it felt fairly fitting for Goh's image.
Yakuza Costume: Shun Akiyama
Yazuka BGM: Affected Fight
This is the battle theme from Yakuza 5 that plays when the player is controlling Akiyama. He has another battle theme in Yakuza 4, but this one seemed to fit more with Jacky's image.
Yakuza Costume: Akira Nishikiyama
Yazuka BGM: For Buddy
There are several battle themes throughout the series when fighting Nishikiyama, but this particular one from Y0 felt like the best fit for VF.
Yakuza Costume: Koichi Adachi
Yazuka BGM: Standard battle theme
This is the standard scenario battle theme from Like A Dragon. This track was selected as it seemed fitting for a character with good build.
Yakuza Costume: Joon-gi Han (from Like a Dragon)
Yazuka BGM: Theory of Beauty
This is the battle theme that is signature to Joon-gi Han.
Yakuza Costume: Makoto Date
Yazuka BGM: Flirt with Bomb
This is the track from the first Kiwami title that plays during the battle alongside Date after some gang hassles his daughter to collect a debt. This track was selected as it is strongly associated with Date all while fitting into Lau's character.
Yakuza Costume: Zhao
Yazuka BGM: Chinese-themed battle music
The Chinese-themed battle music from Like A Dragon that feels appropriate for the character's image.
Yakuza Costume: Goro Majima
Yazuka BGM: Majima battle theme from Yakuza 7
This is the Majima battle theme from Yakuza 7 (as was explained for Goromi, this is one of the several Majima battle themes). Not only is this track popular with players, it seemed fitting for Lion's image.
Yakuza Costume: Saeko Mukoda
Yazuka BGM: Battle theme in Yokohama
This is the battle theme from Like A Dragon that plays during random encounters in Yokohama. This track was selected as the melody seemed to flow well with a female character.
Yakuza Costume: Goromi
Yazuka BGM: Receive and Slash You
Each time Majima appears in the series, an arrangement of his "Receive You The Prototype" track from Y2 plays during battle; for this DLC, the arrangement is from Y5. Of all the "Majima" tracks, this particular one seemed to best compliment a female character.
Yakuza Costume: Nanba
Yazuka BGM: Homeless Can Collection Minigame track
This is the track from Like A Dragon that plays while playing the homeless can collection minigame. Nanba is recognized as the homeless character and the bluesy feel to the track seemed like the right fit for Shun's Drunken Kung Fu style.
Yakuza Costume: The Florist of Sai
Yazuka BGM: Kamuro Again
The random battle theme from Y6 when in Kamurocho.
Yakuza Costume: Seong-hui
Yazuka BGM: Geomijul battle theme
This is the battle theme from Like A Dragon that plays when fighting members of the Geomijul, the organization that's led by Seong-hui. This track was selected as it felt fairly fitting for Vanessa's image.
Yakuza Costume: Taiga Saejima
Yazuka BGM: Hailstorm
This is the battle theme from Yakuza 5 that plays when the player is controlling Saejima. He has another theme in Yakuza 4, but this one seemed more fitting for Wolf's image.
Yazuka BGM: Tsuchigumo battle theme
This is the battle theme from Yakuza: Dead Souls that plays in Majima's story when fighting Tsuchigumo. This track was selected since the theme plays in a fight against Tsuchigumo, a nondescript, non-human enemy, as well as having similarities with Dural's usual theme.
So, what do you think of these character costumes and BGMs? Are there any other SEGA franchises you'd like VF to collaborate with?
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