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by CyricZ

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FAQ/Walkthrough by CyricZ

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 09/26/18

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. FAQ
  3. The Basics
    1. Basic Controls
    2. Menus
    3. Hints and Tips
  4. Exploring Japan
    1. Common Attractions
    2. Kamurocho, Tokyo
    3. Sotenbori, Osaka
    4. Important Characters
    5. Glossary of Terms
  5. Combat and Abilities
    1. Basic Combat
    2. Stats and Abilities
  6. Main Story Walkthrough
    1. Chapter 1 - Letter of Blood
    2. Chapter 2 - The Dragon of Kansai
    3. Chapter 3 - The Yakuza Huntress
    4. Chapter 4 - The Four Kings of Omi
    5. Chapter 5 - Hidden Past
    6. Chapter 6 - Schemes
    7. Chapter 7 - The Foreign Threat
    8. Chapter 8 - Suspect
    9. Chapter 9 - The Omi Invasion
    10. Chapter 10 - Survivors
    11. Chapter 11 - The Iron Creed
    12. Chapter 12 - Osaka Castle
    13. Chapter 13 - Settling Accounts
    14. Chapter 14 - The Go-Ryu March
    15. Chapter 15 - Blood and Bonds
    16. Chapter 16 - Decision
  7. The Majima Saga Walkthrough
    1. Overview
    2. Combat with Majima
    3. Chapter 1 - Tojo Clan Reform
    4. Chapter 2 - Prodigal Son
    5. Chapter 3 - Mad Dog of Shimano
    6. Hidden Items for Majima
  8. Substories
    1. Chapter 1 Substories
    2. Chapter 2 Substories
    3. Chapter 3 Substories
    4. Chapter 4 Substories
    5. Chapter 5 Substories
    6. Chapter 6 Substories
    7. Chapter 7 Substories
    8. Chapter 8 Substories
    9. Chapter 10 Substories
    10. Chapter 11 Substories
    11. Chapter 13 Substories
  9. Cabaret Club Grand Prix
    1. Basics of a Cabaret Club
    2. The Hostess Brigade
    3. Grooming Your Platinums
    4. Business Partners
    5. Grand Prix Battles
    6. Intermission Chat
  10. Clan Creator
    1. Building a Business
    2. Basics of Clan Battles
    3. Construction Employees
    4. Clan Tips
    5. Clan Missions
    6. Intermission Chats
  11. City Exploration
    1. Locker Keys: Kamurocho
    2. Locker Keys: Sotenbori
    3. Hidden Items
    4. Food Bonuses
    5. Video Shops
    6. Haruka's Requests
  12. Battles in the City
    1. Technique Primers
    2. Acupuncturist
    3. Bouncer Missions
    4. Street Bosses
    5. Coliseum
  13. Minigames
    1. Arcade: Toylet Games
    2. Arcade: UFO Catcher
    3. Arcade: Virtua Fighter 2
    4. Arcade: Virtual-On
    5. Batting Center
    6. Casino: Blackjack
    7. Casino: Poker
    8. Darts
    9. Gambling Hall: Koi-koi
    10. Gambling Hall: Oicho-kabu
    11. Golf Center
    12. Gravure Photo Shoot
    13. Karaoke
    14. Mahjong
    15. Shogi
  14. Items
    1. Recovery
    2. Food/Drink
    3. Gambling Cheat Items
    4. Other
    5. Weapons
    6. Gear
    7. Gear Combinations
  15. Completion
    1. Completion List
    2. DLC
    3. New Game + and Premium Adventure
    4. Trophies
  16. Standard Guide Stuff

Battles in the City

Street Bosses

Throughout Japan, there are fighters looking to test their mettle against the greats. If Kiryu wishes, he can take their challenges and sate their thirst for battle.

This sidequest can only begin in Chapter 5 once you Sayama gets back up and walks around with you. You'll automatically begin a substory and the guy involved will tell you about street bosses. The way it works is that they will only appear after you've defeated a certain number of enemy groups. There are three types of enemy groups in the game: Delinquents, Thugs, and Yakuza, and for every five of each you beat, a new street boss will make himself known.

So, altogether, you'll have to fight a total of fifteen groups of each enemy type, both in Kamurocho and Sotenbori. So, here are some tips: First, equip the Charismatic Photo, which you can get from Substory #44 and later from the Sotenbori weapon shop in Chapter 6 or later. It makes enemies appear more frequently, but it's not absolutely necessary.

Next, it helps to know the rough spawn points of enemies. I'm not in the interest of posting an exhaustive map or anything, but I can give you basic areas where you can expect the groups. Yakuza tend to be the toughest to grab for both cities, so listed below is some of the best I can give.

  • Kamurocho Delinquents - Theater Square and Nakamichi St. I prefer going to the vending machines in Theater Alley, then going back into the square.
  • Kamurocho Thugs - Champion's District, Park Boulevard, Hotel District
  • Kamurocho Yakuza - Around Millennium Tower, Pink St., Tenkaichi St. I suggest using the vending machines at the Shichifuku Parking Lot to shuffle the spawn, and then committing to the group if they show up near Bantam, or at the corner northeast of Millennium Tower.
  • Sotenbori Delinquents - South Shofukucho and the river footpaths
  • Sotenbori Thugs - Shofukucho and the Cabaret Grand
  • Sotenbori Yakuza - West part of the city, from the Grand down to the parking lot in the southwest. I suggest going between the vending machines next to the Poppo on Shofukucho and the machines in the parking lot in the southwest and travel between the two. There are yakuza spawn points at either end.
Fatal Fukishima5 Groups of DelinquentsNear the entrance to Fusion.Saw
Convenience Store Hunter Saito10 Groups of DelinquentsIn front of the Poppo on West ShichifukuHigh-voltage Stun Gun
Samurai Mask15 Groups of DelinquentsThe east end of Taihei Blvd.Sacred Wood Katana
Knockout Fujiki5 Groups of ThugsIn Children's Park on Shichifuku St.Steel Knuckles
Muscleman Fujiki10 Groups of ThugsIn the Hotel District north of the Batting Center.Stun Grenade
Stealthy Kurosawa15 Groups of ThugsThe south end of Senryo Ave.Patriarch's Bat
Nutjob Natagiri5 Groups of YakuzaOn Park Blvd., between Dragon Palace and the Gravure StudioChinese Cleaver
Fire Karasawa10 Groups of YakuzaOn Pink St., right near ShineModded Model Gun
Genso the God15 Groups of YakuzaOn Suppon St.Hammer
Slayer Nagasawa5 Groups of DelinquentsJust east of GandharaCrowbar
Minegishi the Breaker10 Groups of DelinquentsIn front of Riichi Tower MahjongDouble Spiker
Iron Fist Sakai15 Groups of DelinquentsIn front of Kinryu RamenElectric Police Baton
Nagafuchi the Skanda5 Groups of ThugsIn front of the Poppo in the northeast corner of the mapLong Dagger
Sakyo the Weapon Hunter10 Groups of ThugsOn Bishamon BridgeNameless Katana
Ukyo the Bridge Guard15 Groups of ThugsOn Iwao BridgeDragon Sticks
Mysterous Assassin5 Groups of YakuzaOn the roof of Yotsudera Kaikan in the southwestDark Wood Sword
Tsujimoto the Bloodletter10 Groups of YakuzaWest of GandharaFlash Bang
Golden Kanamoto15 Groups of YakuzaIn the alley behind the building with the Karaoke Snack Bar.Ninja Dagger

Defeating every Street Boss will unlock for purchase the Triple Quickstep ability.