Confirmed! Yakuza 3 is getting a western release March 2010 and to add the icing to the cake the title with be subtitled in English, that’s right it will include the original Japanese dialogue.
Yes indeed, Europe and America will be getting the chance to take on the mantle of Kiryu Kazuma this time battling the Ryudo Ikka, and once again Yakuza will be an exclusive for the PlayStation 3.
Yakuza (or Ryu ga Gotoku as its known in the East) has a highly dedicated fanbase and the series has a very hardcore following over on this side of the globe. Yakuza 3 has already sold over half a million copies in Japan alone and whilst the wait has been long for our US, European and Australian fans you won’t have to wait much longer – the game will be out March 2010.
– Kevin Eva – Online Community Manager, SEGA
Fantastic news that I’m sure will delight many gamers out there, I missed out on the first 2 titles thanks to them being released so late into the PS2’s life cycle and I’m looking forward to finally playing a Yakuza game. A final quote from Gary Knight – SOE’s European Marketing Director;
“Yakuza 3 was one of the most requested titles for localisation by our European SEGA community, so we are delighted to be able to fulfil their wishes with this announcement. As well as delving even further into the rich narrative of the Yakuza universe, the development team have pushed the PlayStation 3 hardware to the limits to produce a beautiful and startlingly realistic depiction of the Japanese underworld.”
East Meets West – Yakuza 3 Coming In 2010 [blog.eu.playstation.com]
Written by: Trev
- Contributing Editor