Yakuza fans got quite the surprise today out of Gamescom, as Yakuza 3 Remastered will be available for download today on PlayStation 4.
The remastered version runs at 1080p and 60fps, and features a host of changes, not the least of which is restoring all of the cut content that the North American release originally didn’t have.
According to Sam Mullen, Director of Production at Sega of America, the remaster, and the remaster, features a repolished localization more fitting of the modern localizations of the Yakuza games.
While Yakuza 3 is available right now, Sega did also announce dates for Yakuza 4 and 5 remastered. Yakuza 4 will launch on October 29, 2019, while Yakuza 5 will be available on February 11, 2020.
In addition, once all three games have released Sega will be releasing a physical version of all three games together, titled the Yakuza Remastered Collection. No pricing has been announced for the collection as of yet.
Yakuza 3 easily has one of the better stories of the series, focusing on Kazuma Kiryu’s new life running the Sunflower Orphanage. As his new quiet life gets threated, Kiryu has to once again enter the underworld of crime and conspiracy.
In other Yakuza, Sega will be revealing the next game in the franchise on August 29. If you’ve yet to jump into the Yakuza series, you might consider picking up Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s latest game Judgment, which takes place in the same city but doesn’t require knowledge of Yakuza games.