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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

Substories

A source of much enjoyment in the Yakuza series, Substories are basically "mini-drama" sidequests where you get approached by a member of the populace and asked to solve their problem. Typically you'll have to walk to some different place to progress the substory, which will be marked on your map with a blue word balloon icon. Once you complete the substory, you'll usually get some kind of reward.

A cheaply earned Ability is the "Substory Finder". Purchase it and look at your map to find gray word balloon icons marking new Substories to find.

There are 75 substories in this game. I've ordered the list below according to how they appear in the Completion list, which is not numbered, so if you go to that list and see gaps, look to this section to find the ones you're missing, then click to be taken to that substory in the guide.

#1 - Be My Baby
#2 - The Legendary Dragon
#3 - Embracing my True Self
#4 - Rooftop Revenge
#5 - Supporting Sunflower
#6 - Renovating Sunflower
#7 - Sunflower in Bloom
#8 - Mr. Try and Hit Me
#9 - An Eccentric Errand
#10 - Smart Futures
#11 - Kamurocho Forestry Association
#12 - The Cabaret Killer
#13 - Rags to Riches
#14 - A Whirlwind Dirt Tour
#15 - Rising from the Shadows
#16 - Secret Stash
#17 - Beam's Backroom Cache
#18 - Welcome to the Modern Age
#19 - We're All In This Together
#20 - Living the American Dream
#21 - Against All Odds
#22 - To the Dragon Palace
#23 - Granny in Peril
#24 - A Pervy Peddler
#25 - An Eye for Work
#26 - An Eye for Meat
#27 - An Eye for Power
#28 - Feel the Heat!
#29 - Komaki Fist Reversal
#30 - Komaki Firearm Flip
#31 - Duel With the Mentor
#32 - Befriending the Barker
#33 - Mama Under Attack
#34 - A Soupy Sidekick
#35 - Exhausted on the Job
#36 - Knee Deep in Trouble
#37 - A High Energy Worker
#38 - Kazuya Amon
#39 - Jiro Amon
#40 - Sango Amon
#41 - The Ultimate Assassin
#42 - Kiryu the Bouncer
#43 - Lend a Claw
#44 - Overwhelming Affluence
#45 - The Charming Councilor
#46 - That's No Joke
#47 - Stolen
#48 - The Hunt for Tatsu
#49 - The Obatarian Strikes Again
#50 - The Man Who Can't Sing
#51 - The Woman Who Can't Play
#52 - Crazy for Cathy
#53 - The Elusive Model 12
#54 - Clearing the Fog
#55 - Yakuza Sunset
#56 - In the Name of Art
#57 - Kazuma Kiryu, Professional Voice Actor
#58 - Albatross Akagi's Challenge
#59 - A Nose for Music
#60 - Helping the Barker
#61 - An Ancient Rivalry
#62 - Granny's Request, Part 1
#63 - Granny's Request, Part 2
#64 - Granny's Request, Part 3
#65 - No Means No
#66 - A Mother's Love
#67 - The Sharpest Blade
#68 - Overcoming Your Fears
#69 - Operation Panty Bait
#70 - What Was Passed Down
#71 - Aika, the Party Queen
#72 - Something Important
#73 - Big Scoop: Yua in Love!?
#74 - Foil the Wedding Fraud!
#75 - Treat Me Right