A prominent map publisher in Japan made a detailed map of Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s setting.
The company involved in this story is Zenrin, leading Fukuoka-based provider of mapping software and map publisher.
Nowadays video games have become such a prominent part of people’s lives that even companies that have nothing to do with gaming can ill afford to ignore them.
As you can see in the tweets below, someone from the company surveyed the game’s setting (Isezaki Ijincho, loosely based on real-life Yokohama) while playing as Ichiban Kasuga on PS4, and they used real-life techniques to create a map that has the same degree of realism compared to those usually provided by the company.
I guess we’ll have a further tool to help us enjoy the game as it releases in the west later this year for PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.
If you’d like to see more about Yakuza: Like a Dragon, you can check out an epic music video, a bunch of recent commercial, the latest trailer, the previous promotional video, some gameplay from a few days ago, more gameplay showing all the jobs, some focusing on minigames, a batch of screenshots introducing the men of the Seiryukai, more showing the Omi Union crew, a few female characters that will help Ichiban Kasuga, a look at some inevitable product placement, one the at battle mechanics, another showing enemies and summons, one focusing on making money at the beginning of the game, one showcasing more advanced money-making activities, another on the new town Isezaki Ijincho, one on the Human Power stats, one on the Dragon Kart minigame, one showcasing the Bleach Japan organization, one featuring the Sujimon feature, one showcasing the return of old heroes, another focusing on how they will be summonable in battle, one showing fresh faces, and one focusing on photo mode and more.