Following the announcement of the Yakuza Remastered Collection, and the concomitant arrival on the PlayStation Store of Yakuza 3, one of the most talked-about topics within the series fanbase has returned to the fore: the possible arrival of Yakuza Ishin in the West.
The spin-off of the series set in the Bakumatsu period saw the light on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in 2014 but has never crossed the borders of the land of the rising sun. Well, during the last episode of IGN Live, the series producer Dasuke Sato stated that SEGA is considering the possibility of locating the title and finally taking it to the West. He also stated that the Japanese company has always been reluctant about it because he believes the title is not suitable for the Western public.
Do you agree? That SEGA is changing its mind? Meanwhile, historical saga fans can enjoy the Yakuza Remastered Collection, offered at a price of 59.99 euros and featuring 1080p resolution at 60fps. As already mentioned, Yakuza 3 is already available for download, while the fourth and fifth chapters will be joined, respectively, on October 2019 and February 2020. Subsequently, the collection will also be published in physical format.
via Daisuke Sato on IGN Live: a Yakuza Ishin localization is "under consideration"; one reason mentioned for the hesitation is that they are not sure if the setting would appeal to the Western audience (it fucking does btw) pic.twitter.com/uIwd2XE8Dg
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