While this hasn’t been officially announced by Sega it appears that Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 are headed to the PlayStation 4 in the West.
A tile for a Yakuza Remastered Collection has appeared on the US PlayStation Store indicating that it will contain all three of those Yakuza games that have only been released on the PS4 in Japan at this point.
At this point it’s safe to assume that an announcement for this will be very soon. We’ll keep you updated on pricing and release details for this when they are available.
Update: Sega has officially announced the Yakuza Remastered Collection which contains Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 for the PlayStation 4. Yakuza 3 is out today, Yakuza 4 will be released on October 29 and Yakuza 5 will be released on February 11, 2020. All three games will render at 1080p and run at 60FPS.
Yakuza 3 also has all the cut content restored, overhauled localization, Substory markers, and English karaoke lyrics. The rest of the games will also contain any content that was previously cut and will also feature improved localization.
All games will be available digitally and a retail release will release when Yakuza 5 releases in February 2020. Both the digital bundle and the retail collection will be $59.99. As of right now it appears the games will not be sold separately. Another cool thing about the physical release is that it will include a Yakuza 5 PlayStation 3 case so that you can complete your collection on your shelf. Yakuza 5 was only ever a digital release on the PlayStation 3 so this is pretty cool for collectors out there.
What’s Changed in The Yakuza Remastered Collection?
The Yakuza Remastered Collection is far from a typical console generation port. In addition to graphical and performance upgrades (720p –> 1080p at 30fps –> 60fps), all three games have gone through a rigorous re-localization process. The English scripts for each game have been reviewed, revised, and even rewritten in some cases, and content previously cut from the western releases of Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 have been re-added in The Yakuza Remastered Collection.
In Yakuza 3, this means the Mahjong, Shogi, Massage Parlor, and ever-popular Cabaret minigames, as well as a collection of Substories cut from the original release, are now available in the West for the first time!
Several quality-of-life changes have also been added for each release in the collection, including a Substory tracker on the map and the ability to toggle between English and Japanese written lyrics during Karaoke.
The Yakuza Remastered Collection Release Details:
The Yakuza Remastered Collection is available now digitally for $59.99 and includes Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza 5—previously only available for PlayStation 3—beautifully remastered in 1080p at 60fps.
Yakuza 3 is available to download and play immediately after purchasing the collection—Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 5 will become available on October 29, 2019 and February 11, 2020 respectively.
A limited run of The Yakuza Remastered Collection: Day One Edition will release on February 11, 2020 for $59.99, and contains Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza 5 on two disks in a striking red collectible case emblazoned with Kiryu’s trademark dragon tattoo. This release marks the first time Yakuza 5 will be available in a physical format in the west, so the collection also includes a genuine Yakuza 5 PS3 case; after five years since the game’s original release, series collectors can finally fill the gap in their library! Supplies are very limited, so get your order in while supplies last!
The Yakuza Remastered Collection Features:
- Complete the Journey of the Dragon: The Yakuza Remastered Collection brings the final missing chapters in Kiryu’s story to the PlayStation 4. From Yakuza 0 to Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, players can now experience the full story of The Dragon of Dojima, all on a single platform.
- Remastered and Refreshed: All three games in the collection have received impressive graphical and performance upgrades, from 720p at 30fps to 1080p at 60fps and have also gone through a rigorous re-localization process. Missing content from the original Western releases has been re-added to the remastered versions, and the full English scripts have been reviewed, revised, and had portions rewritten for accuracy alongside the original Japanese releases.