Taiga Saejima’s “Another Drama” component in Yakuza 5 is set in Hokkaido. It’s not yet known why Saejima is up in the mountain wilderness, but he loses consciousness and is rescued by an old man who tells him of a legendary beast known as “Yama Oroshi.”
Saejima will have to hunt for food to survive, making use of his hunting rifle, traps, and stealth to approach mountain beasts. The changing weather will provide visual hinderances and also eat up Saejima’s stamina.
Yakuza 5: Snake Eater! It’s an interesting change for the series definitely a step away from the norm. I’ll be interested to see if/how all of these stories link up.