The long-rumored Yakuza Remastered Collection, which brings together Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza 5 in one package, has finally started rolling out. A listing on the PlayStation Store accidentally outed the compilation just hours before Sega formally announced it. The first game of the collection, Yakuza 3, is launching today.
Sega director of production Sam Mullen confirmed the news on Twitter. The localization has been repolished and the games include all of their content. Digital releases will come as they’re ready, followed by a packaged version once all of the games have been completed. After Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4 will follow on October 29, and Yakuza 5 sometime next February.
– Repolished localization (modern style)
– All content in
– Digital releases as they are ready
– Packaged version available when all the games are ready, preorder starting today. https://t.co/EDqXjRDHjl
— Sam Mullen (@sam_mullen) August 20, 2019
The official boxart for the physical edition has also been shown. It includes the PlayStation 3 box for Yakuza 5, allowing collectors to finally have the full physical set of boxes.
Yakuza Remastered Collection boxart
(you also get the Yakuza 5 PS3 case) pic.twitter.com/ZSHTFKzlKg
— Nibel (@Nibellion) August 20, 2019
The three Yakuza games were remastered separately in Japan, but fans in the west have hoped for a compilation that brings them all together. Yakuza Kiwami and Kiwami 2 are remakes of the first two games, while Yakuza 0 serves as a stage-setting prequel. Yakuza 6 is the most recent and concludes the main story of the protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu.
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio may not be done with the world of Yakuza, though. The recent game Judgment takes place in the same fictionalized setting, and Sega has teased another seemingly Yakuza-related announcement for August 29.
from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/yakuza-remastered-collection-for-ps4-announced-sta/1100-6469250/