- This is my first GTA fanfic. I decided to pick a different setting than most other topics. This was hard, and I have put a lot of effort into it so far. Before you start commenting, don't just berate my topic because you think Tokyo isn't going to be GTA V. Be open minded while reading this and give me some useful feedback.
BLOOD AND STEEL
Artwork by Narcis_Speed6.
Weapon icons by Akavari112 & EduardJoeleKuck.
|Why Tokyo?||What about language?|
|Well, Tokyo is arguable the most interesting city on the planet. It is the technological |
epicenter of the world, it has eccentric innovations and services you can't find anywhere
else, and a ton of history and culture. More importantly, it has strong gang presence, aka
Yakuza, the backbone of the plot.
|Of course, a GTA rendition would make certain compromises to meet the needs of players. |
For the language barrier, radio stations and most dialogue would be in English, apart from
some Japanese remarks. Signs would mostly be in Japanese to be authentic, but important
things like humorous advertisements and services would be in English to be convenient.
The plot of the story is very malleable and will rely heavily on the player's actions. Jin's arrival in Tokyo will be the spark that sets off a war between the major criminal organizations, and depending on your decisions they can rise and fall variably. After an inevitable betrayal, Jin will begin to gain independent influence and power, starting his own unit composed of friends and characters he meets throughout the story (Similar to the Vercetti Gang). Jin has the freedom to choose his alliances, who he trusts, and who he wants dead. By the end of the story, other factions will be left in remains and only Jin's Yakuza will stand to take over Tokyo.
Dojima Clan : A large Yakuza faction that derives its power from its numbers and hostility. They are heavily involved in drug trafficking, human trafficking, prostitution, Contrary to the Tamagawa Family, they wear flashy suits and openly display their tattoos. Members tend to shoot first, ask questions later. The organization is divided among several feared under-bosses. They are mutual allies of the Tamagawa Family, but recent tension has stressed the relationship.
Sun Chang Triads : A budding faction that has been able to hold its own against the remorseless Yakuza families. The Sun Chang Triad are quickly taking Yakuza turf for their own. They are heavily involved in drug trafficking and arms trafficking, owning several underground gun shops. (I know there are no records of Triads in Tokyo, but I incorporated them because they add another angle to the story.)
Kkangpae : Korean mobsters that are involved in money laundering, counterfeiting, underground casinos, and loan sharking. They are as powerful as any Yakuza organization.
Bōsōzoku : Violent motorcycle gangs that make Tokyo their playground. They can be heard from afar as they speed recklessly with suped up street-fighter motorcycles and super-bikes. They have been known to be used as hired muscle by larger organizations. The Bōsōzoku are a minor gang.
Street Racing Syndicate : They race their custom machines on the highways where they can push it to the limit, but are also known to race on the narrow, winding mountain roads outside the city. Street racers are a minor gang.
Other Gangs : Apart from major organizations, endless street gangs and punks roam the streets of Tokyo and can be a nuisance.
Here are a handful of the vehicles in GTA Tokyo.
Gun control is tight in Tokyo, and as a result the majority of firearms are smuggled and distributed illegally by the Yakuza, Triads, and Korean mob. Underground outlets can be found throughout the city where you can buy weapons, but they don't come cheap.
Click weapons to see their in-game icons. (Call of Duty ain't got nothin' on this.)
Clothes come in premade outfits but in a large variety and assortment of colors and styles.
|J-Pop||Rock/Punk||Hip Hop||Nujabes Tribute||Electronica||Drum & Bass||COMING SOON||COMING SOON||400 - Shing02|
Suck on my Dub - Shing02
Straight From the Underground - NMU
We Love Hip Hop - Rhymester
Riyuu - Hannya
DA.YO.NE - East End X Yuri
|Peaceland - Nujabes|
Horn in the Middle - Nujabes
Flowers - Nujabes
Music is Mine - Nujabes
Old Light - Nujabes
Hikari - Nujabes
|COMING SOON||COMING SOON|
Sword Combat : Katana fighting is very complex, and does not consist of simply swinging the sword like a baseball bat. They are very deadly weapon and occasionally in the storyline you must go face-to-face in traditional sword fights. You can throw various slashes and stabs, block, parry, and sword lock. With proper skill you can lop off enemy arms and heads, and if you are a true master you can even deflect bullets. You can obtain a professionally forged katana and practice at a Yakuza Dojo to hone your skills safely.
Sword Customization : Go to a Yakuza sword smith to get a brand new katana, as well as the ability to customize it with different color hilts, tsubas, etc.
Executions : At close range, you can execute enemies with a firearm as an alternative to melee pistol whipping or rifle butting. Depending on the weapon, Jin can put a bullet in the enemy's kneecaps and head, a shotgun shell in the chest, and other gory executions. Melee weapons, like the Katana, can also be used to do executions when the enemy is at low enough health.
Fighting Styles : At different gyms you can train with expert fighters. Apart from Jin's default mixed martial arts, he can learn:
Boxing: Quick jabs and knockout punches.
Muay Thai: A strong assortment of elbow and knee moves.
TaekWonDo: Emphasis on agile kicks, jolts, and footwork.
Judo: Emphasis on grappling, take downs, and throws.
Combos : You can throw blitzkriegs of punches, alternate punches, and kicks. Any combination of the three buttons will result in a fluid combo. You can have access to dozens of combinations of attacks depending on what fighting style you currently have equipped.
Grappling : Similar to VCS, you can grab enemies and punch them, headbutt them, and throw them in a direction. Grappling can not be done in the midst of hand-to-hand combat unless after dodging an attack.
Dual-Wielding : Pistols can be wielded akimbo for double the firepower, however they are more inaccurate and take longer to reload. SMGs can not be dual-wielded.
Racing : Racing plays a big role in the game, and can be practiced through several racing outlets:
Street Race: Mostly done on the highways, anything goes and the winners go home with a lot of extra cash.
Bike Race: Basically a more dangerous street race with high-end motorcycles.
Racetrack: Legitimate racing can be done, such as time trials and drags.
Touge Race: Narrow winding mountain passes necessitate skilled drifting to come out alive.
Car Customization : Vehicles can be upgraded with performance and visual enhancements.
Engine: Upgraded engines result in ultimately faster acceleration and top speed.
Suspension: Better suspension allows for tight handling and steering.
Brakes: Reliable brakes can stop your car on a dime or make it susceptible to drifting.
Tires: Racing tires prevent sliding on streets, drifting tires on the other hand emphasize sliding, and off-road allows for traction on rough terrain.
Nitrous: Upon activation, gives your car a potent boost of speed for a short time. It recharges over time.
Body Kit: Different aftermarket parts can be equipped, such as spoilers, bumpers, lips, hoods, etc.
Underglow:Cosmetic neon light that adds a flair to the underside of your car.
Car Dealerships : Special cars can be bought, which cannot be obtained by any other means. Rare American cars can be imported via the internet.
Working Out : You can visit local gyms to lift weights and train. You have a fitness bar that defines how well you can fight, run, climb, jump, etc. Lifting weights or doing any gym activity will raise your fitness level, but only to an extent. You have to make use of every gym activity in order to reach a high fitness. Expert fighters hang around gyms and can teach you new fighting styles for a fee.
Fight Club : An underground club where brawlers fight in a pit for money. As rounds go on, melee weapons are thrown into the pit to make things interesting. High rollers tend to show up and place large bets on the fighters.
Inventory & Items : There is a grid-like inventory that allows you to store items you come across. These items can be anything from a hunk of food to an umbrella or electronic device. There is a radial menu with 8 slots in which you can assign items to for convenience. You hold LB to bring up the menu then use the right stick to pick something to interact with.
Drugs : Similar to items, you can acquire different amounts of different drugs. These drugs can be sold to dealers around town and they all have their own prices. The drug economy in the game is interactive and will have you
Real Estate : Businesses, safehouses, and other forms of property are bought via internet. A special real estate website will have a list of all the available properties for sale. Details about it are shown such as location, purpose, and pictures of it.
Safehouse Upgrading : Once you own a safehouse, it will appear bare and unfurnished. You can upgrade it with new furniture/decorations and useful things at the same real estate website you buy properties on. The first upgrade is a reasonable price and simply makes the safehouse nice and expensive looking with electronics, modern style furniture and decorations. The second upgrade is expensive but adds usable things like pool tables, darts, a laptop, health kit spawn, and gun safe.
Businesses : You can own businesses that generate revenue after you complete the mission(s) connected to that property. These missions become available after you buy the property. After you set up a business, bodyguard goons will spawn around the property and protect it. Some businesses offer a special benefit, like extra garage space or discounts on things. Here are a few of the businesses you can own:
Garage/Showroom: A car-enthusiast's paradise. Located near the docks, it has a storage space and a small track outside to test drive on.
Strip Club/Brothel: A place to relax and see some girls. You can get lap dances or other services for free since you are the owner.
Arcade/Casino: A bastion for gamers and gamblers alike. You can play games or gamble.
Nightclub/Bar: Popular at night, you can get drunk, mingle, or dance.
Gym/Dojo: A place to exercise and train. You can get fit, spar, or learn new fighting styles.
Turf : Once Jin's criminal outfit is assembled, he can engage in Turf Wars with other organizations for territory and businesses.
I will update this with more soon. Feedback would be much appreciated.