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Yakuza 0 (Windows)

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Yakuza 0

Also known as: Ryu ga Gotoku Zero: Chikai no Basho (JP)
Developers: Ryu ga Gotoku Studios, Sega CS1
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Windows
Released internationally: August 1, 2018

ModelsIcon.png This game has unused models.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.

Yakuza 0 is the story of two really nice, law-abiding citizens who win UFO catcher prizes for children, race chickens, and possess exceptional karaoke skill. They can also whip off their suits at a moment's notice.

To put it another way: it's a prequel to the rest of the series, set near the end of 1988 and featuring lots of 80s style and cheese. Club Sega, a frequent side location in the series, is appropriately swapped out for Sega Hi-Tech Land and features Fantasy Zone, OutRun, Space Harrier, and Super Hang-On.

Unused Character Models

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Character models stored in /data/chara/w64/adv are used in the Adventure portion of the game. By copying the contents of other folders, it is possible to load other models in the place of existing ones, provided they use the same skeleton type (i.e. Male, Female).

  • c_cm_dummy

Yakuza 0-c cm dummy.png

A bald-headed male wearing a suit.

  • c_cm_far_man

Yakuza 0-c cm far man.png

A low-polygon human-like figure, presumably intended for NPCs a great distance away from the player.

  • c_aw_C01_caster

Yakuza 0-c aw C01 caster.png

The newscaster who announces the murder of the salaryman at the very start of the game. This is a pre-recorded video, and as such, this model goes unseen in normal gameplay.

  • c_aw_catfight_test

A nude test model for the Catfight mini game, that appears to use an earlier face model for Makoto Makimura.

  • c_az_CIayaka

JAV actress Ayaka Tomoda, in a bikini. Never seen outside of Telephone Club pre-recorded cinematics.

  • c_az_CIminato

JAV actress Rika Minato, in a bikini. Never seen outside of Telephone Club pre-recorded cinematics.

  • c_az_CIharuki

JAV actress Haruki Sato, in a bikini. Never seen outside of Telephone Club pre-recorded cinematics.

  • c_az_CIchika_out_famitu

Despite the file name, this is Yuki, not Chika Arimura. Appears to be a placeholder, potentially for a review copy?

  • c_az_CImana_out_famitu

Same as the Chika model; still Yuki.

  • c_cw_far_woman

Same as c_cm_far_man, but using the female armature.

  • c_cw_CIdummyA

Seemingly a test cabaret club model. It's worth noting this reuses Anna Konno's face textures from Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin.

Unused Textures

Cabaret Club UI

Two placeholders can be found with the rest of the portraits of the hostesses - one of Kiryu on the cover of the original PS2 release, and another of Hinata Osaki from Yakuza 5.

Yakuza0 CabaretLeftover KiryuPS2.png
Yakuza0 CabaretLeftOver Hinata.png

Ishin Karaoke UI

The ever present karaoke minigame has leftovers from as-of now unlocalized samurai epic, Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin.


Karaoke has a little figure in the corner to highlight how well the player is doing; in Yakuza 0, it's a kappa with a CD on its head named "Kara Kappa". Ishin had men in kimonos; which appear in 0, unused.

Yakuza0 IshinKaraLeftover.png


A title card for the song "Samurai Ondo". It does not appear in Yakuza 0 despite being sung by "Goro Majima" (or rather in this case, Okita Soji.)

Yakuza0 IshinKaraLeftover2.png

Dummied Content

Walkman DLC

The Japanese PS3 version had exclusive DLC: a key item in the form of a Sony Walkman. The player, at their home base, can choose up to 10 tracks to put on their Walkman to listen to at any time in-game. There are 22 included tracks: 10 classic 80s J-Pop and J-Rock songs from the 1980s, and 12 songs from across the Yakuza series (some of which are licensed songs).

All the DLC materials (including the songs!) are still in the files for the PC version, but the feature has been disabled entirely.

Regional Differences

Removed Songs

The English releases are missing two licensed songs which play during the intro and the credits sequence, "Bubble" and "Kurenai" by Japanese band Shōnan no Kaze, regardless of the language the game is played in or system locale. These tracks were replaced by original instrumental tracks.


Japan International


Japan International

Lao Gui

Official render of Lao Gui as he appears in the Chinese version.

In the Chinese version, Lao Gui's model and voice were completely changed, giving him the face and voice of Hong Kong-based actor Sam Lee.

Revisional Differences

Patch 2

Released September 14, 2018.

  • Removes the SaveAnywhere function from the settings.ini file found in appdata/roaming/sega/Yakuza 0/, which when enabled made the Save option available under System on the pause menu.