Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 Remasters Won't Cut Content

In a recent broadcast from Sega Japan, Yakuza franchise lead Toshihiro Nagoshi showcased the Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 remasters coming up for PlayStation 4. He talked about how the decision to create these re-releases came to be and how the major increase in excitement from Western fans was a major factor in Sega's consideration.

You can watch the video below in the original Japanese (at the 45-minute mark):

Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza 6 were all released within 18 months of each other overseas, while Yakuza Kiwami 2 is set to launch in the West on Aug. 28 of this year. The upcoming remasters will complete the story between Yakuza Kiwami 2 and Yakuza 6, enabling fans old and new to experience Kiryu's complete story on PlayStation 4.

Yakuza Kiwami 2 has been completely rebuilt and will feature new minigames as well as a brand-new campaign centered around the inimitable, the inexorable, the relentless and feckless, the one and only Goro Majima.

Yakuza Kiwami 2 will retail for $49.99 with pre-orders and first-run copies including a steel box casing for the fine collectors among us. You can check out the announcement trailer below:

Some Yakuza games have previously been localized for PlayStation 3 with cut content, most notably Yakuza 3 and its hostess clubs. However, according to Nagoshi, the goal for the upcoming PlayStation 4 remasters is to release them without any cuts.

Yakuza 3 on PlayStation 4 launches on Aug. 9 in Japan. No release dates are available for Yakuza 4 and 5 in either the West or Japan, but considering Sega's rapid pace, it might not be too long before fans overseas can enjoy Kiryu's torrid tale from its start to its current point.

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