Update: The Yakuza Remastered Collection has now been confirmed! And it is out now! Well… with a catch.
The Yakuza Remastered Collection will bring Yakuza three, Yakuza four and Yakuza five to PlayStation four in the West for the initially time and you can commence playing it nearly proper away, as Yakuza three is out proper now for the console… but you will have to wait for the rest of the trilogy.
The Collection’s 3 remastered games will be doled out 1 at a time more than the coming months, beginning with Yakuza three Remastered now, with Yakuza four to stick to in October and Yakuza five coming in February. To commence with, you will only be in a position to invest in them in the Remastered Collection digitally, but with the completion of the PS3 trilogy’s port to the present gen, they’ll be finding person digital releases as effectively.
For lovers of becoming in a position to hold factors in your hands, Sega will also then be providing the collection a physical release alongside Yakuza 5’s February release. This will function two discs, the initially with Yakuza three and four on it and Yakuza five on the other. This will be the initially time that Yakuza five has been accessible physically in the West, and as such there’s bound to be a bit of a hullabaloo in the Yakuza fanbase. For these diehard fans, the physical collection will also come with a PlayStation three style Blu-Ray case, so that you can pop the Yakuza five disc in there and give it pride of spot alongside your PS3 copies of three and four on your shelves.
We got to go hands on with Yakuza three at Gamescom now, and it positive is Yakuza three! This is a straight up remaster of the PS3 game, jumping up to 1080p60 from 720p30, as opposed to a wholesale remake as we saw with Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza Kiwami two. Nevertheless, that also feels rather suitable for this game. Though it suggests the game will miss out on the refinements of the Kiwami games, the combat right here becoming rock difficult as enemies are far as well competent at blocking, and with texture function that feels like an early PS3 game, it is nevertheless impressive how lots of characters populate the streets and the facial modelling of Kaz and all the other major characters is best notch.
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The remastered versions on Yakuza three, four and five have been out in Japan for a when now with Yakuza five becoming released in June this year, but so far Sega have remained quiet about the games heading West.
It seems that they are coming to our shores, or at least these of our North American chums, as the The Yakuza Remaster Collection has just been spotted by various individuals on the US side of the PlayStation Retailer.
The Yakuza Remaster Collection seems on PlayStation Retailer US! pic.twitter.com/VVo60ejesa
— Andrew Marmo (@the_marmolade) August 20, 2019
Yakuza three launched on the PlayStation three way back in 2009 and we gave it a whopping 9/10 in our critique, with the fourth game following in 2011 and the fifth in Japan in 2012, but that game took yet another 3 years to head West.
In other Yakuza news it appears like a new game may perhaps be released as early as subsequent month in Japan, with a reveal on August 29th.
The subsequent “Ryu ga Gotoku Series Installment,” i.e. new Yakuza game, could be out as quickly as September if I am reading this reporting properly.
The studio previously announced it would be revealed on August 29, so most effective guess is it is out in the final quarter of calendar 2019. pic.twitter.com/rQGf5nMZKh
— Dom (@DomsPlaying) July 30, 2019
1 game in the series that has however to attain our shores is Yakuza Kenzan, a game launched exclusively in Japan on the PlayStation three back in 2008. Set for the duration of the Edo period in 1605 it followed the story of famed swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, and series producer, Daisuke Sato was asked if he believed the game may get a “Kiwami” style remake.
Personally, Yakuza: Kenzan is rather appropriate to get a ‘Kiwami’ makeover. Kenzan was the initially Yakuza game on the PlayStation three, and only released in Japan. A lot of Western players talked about that they want to play this game in English, and Asian players also want the game to release in Chinese. And since Kenzan was an early PS3 game, if it had been to acquire a easy HD remaster it would really feel like it is missing one thing, so in my opinion a ‘Kiwami’ version would be greater.
An additional game that Sega may perhaps like to take West is Yakuza Ishin, yet another Japan-only release which came to each the PlayStation three and PlayStation four.
We’re attempting to come across out the price tag and release date for The Yakuza Remaster Collection and will report back if we come across any longer particulars if Sega decided to announce something officially. Perhaps verify about about 6pm? Just a random believed, just a time picked out entirely at random and certainly nothing at all to do with an embargo or something.