She was introduced as the Survivor of CHAPTER XIV: Cursed Legacy, a Chapter DLC released on 3 December 2019.
Yui Kimura is a hardened street racer, able to gain advantages for her and her fellow Survivors in challenging situations.
Difficulty rating: Easy
(based on only using her Unique Perks)
Despite her traditional upbringing, Yui Kimura raced scooters in her hometown of Hida where she earned the reputation of being able to do the impossible with very little. Her father did his best to steer her away from what he believed to be masculine pursuits, but her grandmother secretly shared her grandfather's engineer manuals and notes on car and motorcycle engines. Yui read her grandfather's manuals and learned fast. She was able to not only maintain her scooter, but she modified the engine so that she could compete with older boys on motor crosses. With her grandfathers 'good luck hachimaki' wrapped around her arm, she raced local boys who, unable to keep up with her, worked together to orchestrate her defeat. No luck for them. Yui outmanoeuvred them at every turn and became a sensation to all her friends. When it came time to apply for school, Yui gathered her courage and confessed her ambition to race motorcycles to her father. An altercation ensued and when Yui refused to apply for a proper education, her father felt a great shame and told her she was no longer welcome in their home. With a heavy heart, Yui left for Nagoya with the blessings and savings of her grandmother.
Nagoya was not what Yui expected. She could only find low grade clerical work or minor jobs as a hostess. With the last of the money her grandmother gave her, she purchased a racing bike and entered illegal street races where she won more money than she had ever seen. Rumours of her courage and quick reflexes spread like wildfire. Soon she had an unofficial retinue of women motorcyclists wearing Yui's signature pink. Along with a gang following her, Yui realised she had a stalker following her in the shadows. When Yui realised her lucky handkerchief had been stolen from her apartment, she took her concerns to the police who laughed and dismissed her, saying her stalker was probably a nice guy and that she would probably marry him in the near future.
One evening Yui returned home to find the stalker in her apartment going through her things. He hadn't seen her, and she wasn't sure what she should do. But the sight of him going through her clothes was too much to bear. She yelled for him to leave. The stalker turned to her with a knife. He lunged at her. She evaded his attack, and he hit the wall and dropped his knife. Without hesitation, Yui tackled him. They rolled over the ground exchanging desperate blows. Yui took more blows than she had ever experienced racing scooters in Shirakawa. With a surge of adrenaline, she managed to overpower her stalker, snatching the knife from the floor and holding the razor-sharp blade to his neck.
When the police reached her apartment, they took him away and rushed Yui to the hospital for trauma. X-rays revealed she had broken her arm and foot in several places. It wasn’t long before her gang showed up one by one and together they helped her pay her medical bills. Rehabilitation was difficult but Yui never gave up and with the support of her gang she was ready for the races. Yui's first race after the attack her gang presented her with a new pink hachimaki with their signatures and good luck messages written all over it. Yui vowed she would help other women with her winnings and influence. True to her word, her gang became known as the Sakura 7 Gang and they wore pink hachimakis as a symbol of unity and support for women needing help from stalkers and abusers.
The Sakura 7 grew beyond the 7 members and Yui's signature pink became synonymous with women’s empowerment. At street races women would line up in droves to support her. After winning seven straight races in a row, she attracted the attention of a sponsor. She not only earned a spot at the All-Japan Moto Championship but was the youngest woman to race and win in the prestigious event. Her sponsorship soon tripled. So, too, did her gang. But everything came to a staggering halt at the illegal TK3 (Tokyo Kick 3000) street races. Yui was leading the race until she entered an unnatural fog that seemed to have appeared from nowhere. Baffled and confused, she stopped her bike and dismounted. It wasn’t long before she realised she wasn’t in Tokyo anymore.
These are Perks which start off only appearing in Yui's Bloodweb . After achieving Level 30, Teachable versions of these Perks can be found:
- Lucky Break - Level 30
- Any Means Necessary - Level 35
- Breakout - Level 40
Once obtained, other Survivors will be able find Yui's Perks in their respective Bloodwebs from that point onwards.
You've had your share of scrapes and bruises, but luck's always on your side.
Lucky Break activates any time you are injured.
While Lucky Break is active, you won't leave trails of blood for a total of 120/150/180 seconds.
Lucky Break becomes permanently deactivated for the remainder of the Trial once the total duration has elapsed.
"That's not enough to beat me. Not even close." — Yui Kimura
|Any Means Necessary||
You stand up for yourself, using whatever's on hand to gain an advantage.
Press and hold the Active Ability button for 4 seconds while standing beside a dropped Pallet to reset it to its upright position.
Any Means Necessary has a cool-down of 140/130/120 seconds.
"I'll hit you with everything I've got. Then I'll do it again." — Yui Kimura
You kick into high gear when someone's in trouble, inspiring them to overcome any obstacle.
When within 6 metres of a carried Survivor, you gain the Haste Status Effect, moving at an increased speed of 5/6/7 %.
The carried Survivor's wiggle speed is increased by 20 %.
"Come, we’re going to rip our way out of this." — Yui Kimura
- Main article: Achievements
There is currently 1 Achievement which is related to Yui.
|Adept Yui||Escape with Yui Kimura using only her Unique Perks: Lucky Break , Any Means Necessary & Breakout .|
Players can customise their Character by choosing one outfit style from each category. Blood-stained attire is obtained after Yui reaches Level 50 and prestiges.
Yui attire includes:
|Pink Striped Top||Common||Nothing would hold her back, not even her father's ultimatum. Her team jacket serves as a reminder of the sacrifices she made to get where she is today.||CHAPTER XIV: Cursed Legacy|
- Main article: Downloadable Content
Yui is currently part of 1 DLC package:
- In the Public Test Build for Cursed Legacy, she didn't have her own voice-over. The developers instead used Meg Thomas's voice lines as a placeholder.
- In Japanese, one's last name comes before their first name, hence why Yui was named Kimura Yui instead of Yui Kimura in the Cursed Legacy DLC Trailer.
- The name Yui (結衣) means standalone, clothing or garment in Japanese.
- The last name Kimura (木村) consists of the words ki (木), meaning tree or wood, and mura (村), meaning town or village.
- As such, this last name's de facto meaning could be The Village's Tree or The Village's Lumberjack.
- Hachimakis (鉢巻, "helmet-scarfs") are stylized headbands in the Japanese culture that symbolize effort or courage by the wearer. They are sometimes worn by race winners in Japan, correlating to Yui's backstory.
- Yui's Hachimaki, as seen from one of her lore images, contains the following inscription: 七転ぴ入起き (Nanakoro pi nyū oki). This means "Seven turns in", likely a reference to her Sakura 7 gang.
For more go to Yui's Gallery
|BASE GAME||CHAPTERS I-III
+ PARAGRAPH I
|CHAPTERS IV-VII||CHAPTERS VIII-XI||PARAGRAPH III|
+ CHAPTERS XIII-XIV
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|Meg Thomas||Laurie Strode||David King||Adam Francis||Nancy Wheeler|
|Claudette Morel||Ace Visconti||Quentin Smith||Jeff Johansen||Steve Harrington|
|Jake Park||Bill Overbeck||David Tapp||Jane Romero||Yui Kimura|
+ CHAPTER I
|CHAPTERS II-V||PARAGRAPH II
+ CHAPTERS VI-VIII
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|Sally Smithson - The Nurse||Anna - The Huntress||Jeffrey Hawk - The Clown||Danny Johnson - The Ghost Face|
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