Yakuza 3 is one of my favorite games ever, in fact, it’s in the top 1. It’s just great and I’ve been dying to replay it with English subtitles on the PS4. I have the Japanese version, but I can’t understand it. Thankfully, Sega has answered my prayers today with the announcement of The Yakuza Remastered Collection.
The collection will include remasters of Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 all running at 1080p and 60 frames per second with all the previously cut content now included for the Western editions. Although, that won’t be a good thing for everyone as it means Mahjong is back in Yakuza 3 and the mini-game master trophy was hard enough without that.
The Yakuza Remastered Collection will release periodically with Yakuza 3 being available now, right this second. Yakuza 4 will follow on October, 29th and Yakuza 5 will unlock on February, 11th. While it’s a shame to have to wait for the other two, in reality, it doesn’t matter as there is so much to do in each game that the time will fly by.
At the cost of $59.99, fans can finally complete their Kiryu collection as all 7 games featuring the Dragon of Dojima will be available on the PlayStation 4 for the first time. Should you have missed some of the other games, Sega has also announced that a Yakuza Origins bundle will also be available for $49.99.
This bundle includes Yakuza 0, Kiwami and Kiwami 2 which are all fantastic games in their own right.
Last but not least, Sega also announced a physical edition of the remastered collection. The Yakuza Remastered Collection: Day One Edition will release on February 11, 2020, and will include Yakuza 4, 5 and 6 alongside a beautiful looking case. There’s also an empty PS3 case for the physical release of Yakuza 5 that never made it to the West anywhere other than PSN.
It’s nice that Sega is finally taking note of us Western fans and I sincerely hope they bring us Kenzan and Ishin one of these days.
Let us know in the comments your favorite Yakuza memories, and if you’ve never played any of them stop doing anything else and get over to PSN.
Steve is the resident Englishman, just don’t hold that against him. He’s been playing games for the best part of 3 decades and will continue to do so for as long as his thumbs hold up. When they no longer work, he’ll still find a way to play Resident Evil 2. Lover of most things nerdy Steve also likes sports. Go sports!