Sega West To Release Yakuza 4 In "Spring 2011"
We're still not sure if Yakuza 3 was a hit in the US, but either way, the fourth iteration will still find its way here.
As announced at Sega's European Blog, Sega West will distribute Yakuza 4 for the PlayStation 3 in Spring 2011. This stands in line with the rest of the franchise's releases; the difference of time between the Japanese and American launch dates are typically about a year. For instance, the game in question is already available in Japan and we only recently got Yakuza 3 here in the US this past March. We have some new details on the fourth title, too: Kazuma Kiryu will return as the main character but in addition, there will be three other playable characters, each "with their own engaging backstory and a gripping interwoven plot." Last but not least, the blog is offering fans the chance to submit their questions to Yakuza series producer, Toshihiro Nagoshi. So if you have something you'd like to ask him, post the question in a comment over at the blog and you might just get an answer from the man himself after E3.
We're definitely fans of these games; they're always solid and wildly entertaining. We were worried that Yakuza 3 wouldn't perform so well, what with releasing in a month that held God of War III and Final Fantasy XIII, but it seems we needn't concern ourselves with that.
Related Game(s): Yakuza 4
6/8/2010 10:31:46 AM Ben Dutka