Yakuza: Dead Souls

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Yakuza: Dead Souls
Developer(s) Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Publisher(s) Sega
Series Yakuza
Release date(s) JP June 9, 2011
NA March 13, 2012
EU March 16, 2012
Release type PlayStation 3 exclusive
Genre(s) Action, Adventure, Survival horror
Mode(s) Single-player
GameID(s) BLUS30826 (IRD), BLES01399 (IRD), BLJM60316
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Yakuza: Dead Souls (Japanese: 龍が如く OF THE END Hepburn: Ryū ga Gotoku OF THE END, lit. Like a Dragon of the End) is the sixth installment in the Yakuza series. The game was originally scheduled for release in Japan on March 17, 2011 two days after the release of Yakuza 4 in North America; however, after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the release was indefinitely delayed. A new release date, setting the game's release for June 9, 2011, was announced on April 7, 2011. Dead Souls is a non-canonical side story set during April 2011, one year after the events of Yakuza 4. A sudden outbreak causes the residents of Kamurocho to become zombies, biting victims to continue spreading the plague. Kamurocho is slowly quarantined as the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force is called in to contain the infection. In the wake of the outbreak, four men take charge to help the people of Kamurocho and find the source of the disease: Shun Akiyama, a local loan shark attempting to rescue his sick receptionist; Goro Majima, a feared yakuza and construction company owner trying to stave off his own infection; Ryuji Goda, a disgraced former yakuza and takoyaki chef whose clan has ties to the outbreak's origins; and Kazuma Kiryu, an orphanage caretaker and legendary former yakuza forced to return when his adopted daughter Haruka is kidnapped.

Configuration

Only options that deviate from the default configuration to ensure best performance are listed below. The full list of default options is available here.

CPU configuration

Setting Option Notes
SPU block size Mega No improvement to performance but reduces the number of SPU cache objects.

GPU configuration

Setting Option Notes
Resolution scale threshold 512 x 512 Prevents screen borders from showing up. Outlines will still be bugged.

Debug configuration

This tab is hidden by default. For instructions on how to enable the Debug tab in the settings window, click here.

Setting Option Notes
Force CPU blit emulation On Improves FPS and allows for better resolution upscaling.
Accurate GETLLAR On Reduces random crashing.

Known Issues

This game is currently not playable.

Special Notes

SPU MLAA removal patch

Thanks to Whatcookie, a SPU MLAA removal patch is available for this title. Do note, it won't work at 100% resolution scale, needs to be either above or below. No visual issues were found using the patch.