Yakuza 3, 4, And 5 Are Being Remastered For The West
And The Series Is Whole Once More
Liam Ferguson |
Aug 21, 2019
Sega is bringing Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 to the PlayStation 4, separately and in a collection, with 3 having already released.
The Yakuza Remastered Collection includes all three games running in 1080p resolution and at 60 frames per second. Sega states that the Collection also delivers a “rigorous re-localization” of Yakuza 3, 4, and 5. “The English scripts for each game have been reviewed, revised, and even rewritten in some cases,” Sega said in a news release, “and content previously cut from the Western releases of Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 have been re-added in The Yakuza Remastered Collection.”
That previously cut content includes things like mahjong, shogi, the massage parlor, and Cabaret minigames, “as well as a collection of substories cut from the original release.” Players can also play karaoke songs in English now.
The three games included in The Yakuza Remastered Collection will roll out over time. Yakuza 3 is available on PS4 now, while Yakuza 4 will be available on Oct. 29th, and Yakuza 5 will be available on Feb. 11th, 2020. Sega will also release a physical version of The Yakuza Remastered Collection on Feb. 11th, 2020. The two-disc set will come in a special package featuring a red collectible case emblazoned with Kiryu’s dragon tattoo and a PlayStation 3-style case for Yakuza 5, which was previously only available digitally.
Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 were originally released in Japan for the PlayStation 3 in 2009, 2010, and 2012, respectively. With this new release, the entire main series, from 0 to 6, will be available on PS4, something fans have long yearned for. Hopefully this will tide them over in the wait for the next Yakuza installment.