Less Content in Western Release of Yakuza 3


For those interested in the game, such as Darrin, there will be content taken out of the Western release of the game. As far as what that content consists of, IGN says it’s nothing major, and even Sega has stated:

The content between Yakuza 3 US/UK and Yakuza JP is a little different in that we took out certain bits in order to bring the game to the west in the time alloted for us to do so. The parts we ended up taking out were parts that we felt wouldn’t make sense (like a Japanese history quiz game) or wouldn’t resonate as much (such as the concept of a hostess club). We didn’t replace the parts we took out, but we made absolutely sure that the story continuity stayed intact so that the story experience was the same as the Japanese version and that it didn’t take away the human drama so inherent to the Yakuza series.

IGN has also said that the game still includes strip clubs and dating, though. I know my brother enjoyed the first one (he liked fighting when there were bikes in the fighting square and throwing them when the enemy’s health was drained so it hits him in slow motion :P), but I haven’t played any of the games myself, though. I might have to rent this when it comes out next month.


Written by: Jay - Community Manager / Editor-In-Chief


  1. #1 by oly1kenobi on February 24th, 2010 [ 132360 Points ]

    I really didnt like the demo.. 8-(

    Jimmy you are working over time tonight!! lol

  2. #2 by Andy on February 24th, 2010

    Looks like a Japanese version of GTA4, I’m not a fan of the “Sega” look in games.

  3. #3 by Darrin on February 24th, 2010

    The hostess clubs were one of the best parts of Yakuza 2… I can’t imagine that they would flat out drop that. I hope I’m interpreting this wrong.

    If they dropped hostess bars in Yakuza 2, that would have been a big deal.

    The main point of the Yakuza game is to give you a “feel of Japan”. Of course players want the hostess bars.

  4. #4 by EdEN on February 24th, 2010 [ 142801 Points ]

    The Japanese History Quiz I can understand, but no hostess club?

  5. #5 by fritoz on February 24th, 2010 [ 165 Points ]

    I’m not going to miss the History part, being as i would have no idea about anything, but losing the Hostess club seems weird, it’s not like Westerners have never been to Vegas!

    Still, looking forward to Yakuza 3 and 4!

  6. #6 by JimmyMagnum on February 24th, 2010 [ 83111 Points ]

    lol

    what I can see happening is them getting a lot of complaints and will wind up releasing (hopefully free) DLC to include hostess bars and maybe the history quiz, etc (idk, maybe have that kind of stuff selectable?)

  7. #7 by genbatzu on February 25th, 2010 [ 3798 Points ]

    oly1kenobi: I really didnt like the demo.. 8-(Jimmy you are working over time tonight!! lol  

    why? ^^
    i really liked the demo, had a nice japanese flair ~
    the graphics look a bit old, but it’s allrdy an “old” game ;/


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