Captain Hamura Face In Yakuza: Like a Dragon : Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios has been treating its Like A Dragon fans well recently by announcing the release of three new titles over the next couple of years. Like A Dragon Ishin!, Like A Dragon Gaiden, and Like A Dragon 8 were all announced during the developer’s recent showcase, somewhat overshadowing the exciting news that the Judgment series is now available on PC.
Of course, whenever a game is released on PC, several mods are also released. A fan has attempted to restore a key aspect of Judgment that was changed just before the game’s Western release – the face of Captain Hamura.
It is unlikely that fans of the series will need to be reminded that Hamura is played by Japanese actor Miou Tanaka, however, this was not always the case. Hamura was originally modeled after and played by Pierre Taki, but after the actor admitted to using cocaine, Judgment was removed from store shelves in order to remove his likeness. Previously released in Japan, the game was re-released in the West with an updated face for Hamura and Taki’s likeness for a nameless character.
Now, a modder by the name of Timo 654 has managed to restore the actor’s voice lines and likeness. It had already been developed by Timo with Slow, Canzah, and Kent for PS4, but he has now ported it over to PC, making it much easier to implement and more accessible to players. You can download Hamura’s original face over on Nexus Mods for use in the Steam remastered version of Judgment.
In other Like A Dragon-related news, Ryu Ga Gotoku recently announced the release date of Like A Dragon: Ishin!, the upcoming remake of Yakuza Ishin! It was released exclusively in Japan in 2014. It is expected that Like A Dragon will deliver a historical experience on February 21, 2023 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.