SEGA has announced The Yakuza Collection, a compilation which includes three classic titles from the beloved Japanese series.
Originally released on the PS3, all three games have been enhanced with improved textures, performance and content previously cut from the western release. The English script has also been revised to improve dialogue and reflect modern times, such as removing some distasteful jokes.
For fans of the series, this is a dream come true, especially considering that it took several years for some of these titles to be localised from their homeland of Japan.
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The Yakuza Collection will act as a Season Pass of sorts. Yakuza 3 launched today, meaning players can pick up the collection right now and sink their teeth into the cult classic.
Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 5 will launch on October 29, 2019 and February 11, 2020 respectively. In theory, this should give players enough time to enjoy each game and enjoy the narrative as it was meant to be. Then, if you’re a newcomer, it’s time to jump into the fantastic Yakuza 6.
Once all three titles are available, a physical package will be released that includes Yakuza 3, 4, 5 alongside some extra goodies I can’t wait to get my hands on. As someone whose collected every Yakuza game from the UK, Japan and beyond; this is something I need to own.
This includes a case for Yakuza 5 on PS3, allowing hardcore fans to finally complete their Yakuza collection. For context, Yakuza 5 was only available digitally outside of Japan, a fact that still breaks my heart.