In a tweet posted on Ryu Ga Gotoku’s official Twitter account, the Yakuza developer announced that Rainbow Six Siege would be getting two new operator skins based on Yakuza characters. Players will be able to get their hands a Kiyru Kazuma skin for Echo and one by Kaoru Sayama for Hibana on May 24th.
The tweet included a photo showing the character models and weapon skins for both, including Kiyru’s gorgeous white AK with his Yakuza back tattoo affixed to the side of the barrel. Alongside the announcement on Twitter, a trailer was posted on YouTube showing the two new skins in more detail and accompanied by Yakuza battle music, and the series’ classic character introduces visual queues.
While the trailer didn’t provide any additional context for the skins (or why Majima was left out in favor of Sayama from Yakuza 2), it does provide a good look at the skins for anyone excited about the crossover. No other Yakuza characters have been announced for Rainbow Six Siege at this time.
One thing most fans will be wondering is whether or not someone else from the Tojo clan will make an appearance in Rainbow Six Siege or any other game. Late last year, Ryu Ga introduced Gotoku Yakuza costumes for Virtua Fighter 5 and last year even Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania.
Fans will also be sure to debate Kiyru’s relationship with weapons, and specifically how these new skins go against the creator’s vision for the Dragon of Dojima. Additionally, anyone who has played the Yakuza games knows that the gameplay revolves around most of the characters hitting each other with their fists or any loose bikes found around the area. The only time fans saw Kiryu and his buddies wield weapons on a regular basis was in the PS3 alternative reality zombie game Yakuza Dead Souls – which was itself a fairly controversial release at the time.
The new skins for Rainbow Six Siege will be released in just a few days on May 24th. Rainbow Six Siege is available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Amazon Luna, Google Stadia and Windows PC
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