25 March - 15 April 2020; 12:00:00 EST
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: Intermediate
(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|
|Speed Shades (Black)||Common||She pursued her goals, no matter how impossible they seemed. Every challenge was in her reach if she worked hard enough to defy the rules that blocked her path.||Hida's Troublemaker||No Limits||50|
|Speed Shades (Gray)||Common||While in Hida she pursued her dreams, working hard to defy the rules and and forge her own way.||Hida's Rebel||No Limits||50|
|Speed Shades (Teal)||Common||While in Hida she pursued her dreams, working hard to defy the rules and and forge her own way.||Hida's Racer||No Limits||50|
|Speed Shades (Tangerine)||Common||While in Hida she pursued her dreams, working hard to defy the rules and and forge her own way.||Hida's Champion||No Limits||50|
|Vibrant Violet||Uncommon||Breaking free from tradition, she took a chance, determined to defy the odds.||Nagoya's Rising Star||Weekend Championship||100|
|Flaming Coat||Uncommon||Breaking free from tradition, she took a chance, determined to defy the odds.||Nagoya's New Contender||Weekend Championship||100|
|Midnight Blues||Uncommon||Breaking free from tradition, she took a chance, determined to defy the odds.||Nagoya's First Timer||Weekend Championship||100|
|Vibrant Bob||Rare||A short haircut ideal for racing with a helmet.||Tech Suit Rider||Sport Bike Race||250|
|Pink Bob||Rare||A short haircut that makes it easy to put on and remove her helmet.||Versatile Suit Rider||Sport Bike Race||300|
|Pink Beanie||Very Rare||Unable to see through the thick snowfall, she crashed into a tree.||Snow Motorcross||Wintertime||400|
|Masked Rider||Very Rare||Nothing would stand in her way, not even a potential backlash of a violent police crackdown.||Wild Card||Underground Nagoya||400|
|Red Stare||Very Rare||Soon enough she competed in Nagoya to represent her hometown. She gave herself a dramatic look for the performance.||Kumi-Daiko Performer||Grim Matsuri||400|
|Sakura 7 Jacket (Magenta)||Common||She dared to chase her dreams no matter where they took her. Her gang jacket showcased that determination.||Hida's Troublemaker||No Limits||50|
|Sakura 7 Jacket (Maroon)||Common||She dared to chase her dreams no matter where they took her. Her gang jacket showcased that determination.||Hida's Rebel||No Limits||50|
|Sakura 7 Jacket (Rusty)||Common||She dared to chase her dreams no matter where they took her. Her gang jacket showcased that determination.||Hida's Racer||No Limits||50|
|Sakura 7 Jacket (Blue)||Common||Hida's Champion||No Limits||50|
|Leather Race Jacket||Uncommon||As racing took over her life, she sported her a light, water-resistant jacket to reduce rider fatigue.||Nagoya's Rising Star||Weekend Championship||100|
|Platinum Textile Jacket||Uncommon||As racing took over her life, she sported her a light, water-resistant jacket to reduce rider fatigue.||Nagoya's New Contender||Weekend Championship||100|
|Light Jacket||Uncommon||As racing took over her life, she sported her a light, water-resistant jacket to reduce rider fatigue.||Nagoya's First Timer||Weekend Championship||100|
|First Gear Shirt||Rare||She wore an old, ripped shirt under her formal gear, preferring it to the stiff, brand-new tank tops the other riders wore.||Tech Suit Rider||Sport Bike Race||250|
|Shredded Shirt||Rare||She wore an old, ripped shirt under her formal gear, preferring it to the stiff, brand-new tank tops the other riders wore.||Versatile Suit Rider||Sport Bike Race||300|
|Wintry Rush||Rare||Yui raced home to celebrate the holidays with her racing teammates and let off some steam.||No Outfit||Ugly Sweaters||250|
|Teal Chest Plate||Very Rare||Luckily, her chest plate absorbed most of the shock! She staggered back to the cabin, cold and exhausted.||Snow Motorcross||Wintertime||400|
|Denim Jacket||Very Rare||The jacket she got from her friends in Hilda. She kept it throughout the years, customizing it with meaningful mementos and sayings.||Wild Card||Underground Nagoya||400|
|Sakura Happi||Very Rare||She wore a custom-made Happi for the occasion. She performed "Rogue Horse," a tale she had created for the competition.||Kumi-Daiko Performer||Grim Matsuri||400|
|Racing Pants (Magenta)||Common||Determined to compete, she embraced her grandfather's daredevil spirit and defied the odds, going further than most dared.||Hida's Troublemaker||No Limits||50|
|Racing Pants (Maroon)||Common||Determined to compete, she embraced her grandfather's daredevil spirit and defied the odds, going further than most dared.||Hida's Rebel||No Limits||50|
|Racing Pants (Rusty)||Common||Determined to compete, she embraced her grandfather's daredevil spirit and defied the odds, going further than most dared.||Hida's Racer||No Limits||50|
|Synthetic Pants (Blue)||Common||Hida's Champion||No Limits||50|
|Shiny Padded Pants||Uncommon||Her racing style was risky and fast. To limit injuries, she wore a synthetic pair of padded pants that were ideal for abrasive resistance.||Nagoya's Rising Star||Weekend Championship||100|
|Platinum Padded Pants||Uncommon||Her racing style was risky and fast. To limit injuries, she wore a synthetic pair of padded pants that were ideal for abrasive resistance.||Nagoya's New Contender||Weekend Championship||100|
|Drive Padded Pants||Uncommon||Her racing style was risky and fast. To limit injuries, she wore a synthetic pair of padded pants that were ideal for abrasive resistance.||Nagoya's First Timer||Weekend Championship||100|
|Pro Protector Suit (Yellow)||Rare||A cutting-edge, one-piece textile motorcycle suit that she adapted for her comfort and style.||Tech Suit Rider||Sport Bike Race||250|
|Pro Protector Suit (Gray)||Rare||A cutting-edge, one-piece textile motorcycle suit that she adapted for her comfort and style.||Versatile Suit Rider||Sport Bike Race||300|
|Snow Racing Pants||Very Rare||Her warm pants saved her from frostbite, but she still caught a cold. It would be a while before she picked up motocross again.||Snow Motorcross||Wintertime||400|
|First Gear Leather Pants||Very Rare||Tight pants that protect her against abrasion. Ideal to quickly transition from the motorcycle to the bar stool to celebrate another victory.||Wild Card||Underground Nagoya||400|
|Dark Momohiki||Very Rare||While performing, she felt the adrenaline rush she first felt years ago, the first time she saw a kumi-daiko performance. She had no rivals; her style was unique and her technique flawless.||Kumi-Daiko Performer||Grim Matsuri||400|
- 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) consists of the characters yu (結), meaning tie or link, and i (衣), meaning clothing.
- The last name Kimura (木村) consists of the characters ki (木), meaning tree or wood, and mura (村), meaning town or village.
- 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: 七転び八起き (Nanakorobi yaoki). This is a common Japanese idiom, literally meaning "fall down seven times, get up eight times," referring to picking yourself up even after repeated failures.
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
|Dwight Fairfield||Nea Karlsson||Feng Min||Kate Denson||Ash Williams|
|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
|CHAPTERS IX-XII||CHAPTERS XIII-XV|
|Evan MacMillan - The Trapper||Michael Myers - The Shape||Bubba Sawyer - The Cannibal||Rin Yamaoka - The Spirit||The Demogorgon|
|Philip Ojomo - The Wraith||Lisa Sherwood - The Hag||Freddy Krueger - The Nightmare||Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey - The Legion||Kazan Yamaoka - The Oni|
|Max Thompson Jr. - The Hillbilly||Herman Carter - The Doctor||Amanda Young - The Pig||Adiris - The Plague||Caleb Quinn - The Deathslinger|
|Sally Smithson - The Nurse||Anna - The Huntress||Jeffrey Hawk - The Clown||Danny Johnson - The Ghost Face|
|Benedict Baker||The Entity||The Observer||Vigo||and many more...|
|The Smasher||The Teacher|