Sega is Considering Localizing Yakuza Spin-offs; Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 Remasters

We’ve learned Sega is considering localizing various other games in the Yakuza series.

The news comes via an official Sega survey (via ResetEra) for Yakuza: Kiwami 2 where the publisher asks fans if they’d be interested in buying localized versions of spin-offs and currently not-localized remasters in the Yakuza franchise.

Here’s the related questions from the survey:

  • How interested are you in purchasing remasters/remakes of existing Yakuza games?
  • How interested are you in purchasing new games set in the world of Yakuza?
  • How interested are you in purchasing games created by the Yakuza team in other worlds, like the upcoming Fist of the North Star game?
  • How interested are you in purchasing the various spin-off titles that have never received western release?

The games this would be suggesting are being considered for localization include spin-off titles like Yakuza: Ishin! (set during the Bakumatsu period) and Yakuza: Kenzan! (set during the Edo period), as well as the mainline PS4 remasters like Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza 5.

Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is now available for PlayStation 4 in the Americas and Europe today. In case you missed it, you can find our review for the game here (we highly recommend it!).

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Brandon Orselli


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