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Yakuza 4 Already In Development

Wow, don't get so far ahead of yourselves, Sega. Shouldn't you concentrate on localizing Yakuza 3 for other regions before you dive into a whole new game?

Well, apparently not. And due to the franchise's immense success in Japan, we really can't blame them. But it's still a little frustrating to learn that according to PS3Center, the latest edition of the weekly Famitsu magazine shows that a new Yakuza entry is currently in development. All we know is that it's for the PS3 - duh - and it appears to be a prequel, as a younger version of the series hero, Kazuma Kiryu, seems to be pictured. If you didn't know, Yakuza 3 launched in Japan back in February and managed to bring down some high review scores and impressive sales numbers. In fact, it's quite logical to assume that the 300,000 copies the title sold in its first week contributed to the recent PS3 hardware sales rise in Japan. Still, the U.S. and European/PAL gamers are waiting around for the game and we could be waiting a while; the past two installments in the series took nearly a year to break the Japanese border. Oh come on, PS3 owners will reward you, Sega! Get it over here! It'd be a great addition to the library.

But sadly, it seems we'll soon be tortured with more looks at Yakuza 4 long before we ever see Yakuza 3 in this country. We so sad. :(

5/7/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

Zemus101
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 11:03:49 AM
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That sucks, I played the Yakuza 3 demo and it was quite fun! I'll probably never get a Yakuza game if they keep talking about yet another one, before we even get the current one! ugh

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coverton341
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 11:11:59 AM
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Dammit! I am losing hope that Yakuza 3 will ever even make it out of Japan.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 11:13:21 AM
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Nice!

Yeeeeeeaj when the hell is Yakuza 3 comoing out here?

C'mon Sega!

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Douchebaguette
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 1:20:42 PM
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AWWW C'MON! >.<!!

I want to play Yakuza 3 & Yakuza Kenzan so bad enough, but this is just torture.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 1:25:24 PM
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Is there any confirmation that it's coming here?

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Oxvial
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 2:33:32 PM
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fu** bayoneta and the sonic games..I want my Yakuza Kenzan and Yakuza 3 ...who knows and perphaps microsoft pays them to not release them here...its like come on xbox dont have nothing that beat Yakuza 3 =p

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 2:52:55 PM
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I want Yakuza 3 too, Its no Shenmue III, but the next best thing.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 3:12:13 PM
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Didn't all the other yakuza's essentially release the next in the series before finally getting across seas? I mean yeah it wasn't exactly after but it was about the same area...

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Oyashiro
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 3:37:34 PM
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I hope Sega surprises us, and announces Yakuza 3 for NA at E3

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Alienange
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 4:24:39 PM
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How well did Yakuza 1 and 2 sell in NA? Can it possibly be that doing english voice overs is not worth it? I don't know ... I think I'd buy it.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 4:49:28 PM

argh, not exactly sure but i don't think they did english with yakuza 2. Least maybe the did but i chose jap with subtitles? i don't remember...hmm..

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Oyashiro
Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 4:49:50 PM

They didn't sell that well, but people loved them. But I don't remember it being advertised that much. Yakuza 2 didn't have a English dub, and I liked it more that it didn't have one.

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OriginalSin
Friday, May 08, 2009 @ 4:27:37 AM
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I second that....

And as I said before I'm gonna learn Japanese so I can just import all these games that take so freakin' long to get to us.

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Jian2069
Sunday, May 10, 2009 @ 10:03:46 AM
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ive never played this game
but ps3 games aren't region-coded are they?
just go buy it online.

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