Just announced this morning at Gamescom 2019, The Yakuza Remastered Collection: which includes Yakuza 3, 4, and 5, is heading to the Playstation 4. Starting today, Yakuza 3 is available via digital purchase. Yakuza 4 will release on October 29th, 2019, and Yakuza 5 coming on February 11, 2020. These games will automatically unlock on these dates for all digital purchases of the collection. There will also be a very limited physical run of The Yakuza Remastered Collection: Day One Edition, the details of which are below. Pre-orders for the physical release can be found here.
This isn’t an ordinary console generation port, either. It will feature a graphical and performance upgrade (720 up to 1080p, and 30 to 60 frames), all three games have gone through a rigorous re-localization process. The English scripts have been revised, and in some cases rewritten. Content that was previously cut has been restored as well.
In Yakuza 3, this means the Mahjong, Shogi, Massage Parlor, and ever-popular Cabaret minigames, as well as a collection of Substories cut from the original release, are now available in the West for the first time! Several quality-of-life changes have also been added for each release in the collection, including a Substory tracker on the map and the ability to toggle between English and Japanese written lyrics during Karaoke.
For North American fans who want to see where the Dragon of Dojima’s story all began, The Yakuza Origins Digital Bundle is also available on the PlayStation Store and contains the first three chapters of the Dragon of Dojima’s tale, Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2, all for $49.99.
Physical Edition Details:
A limited run of The Yakuza Remastered Collection: Day One Edition will release on February 11, 2020, for $59.99, and contains Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, & Yakuza 5 on two disks in a striking red collectible case emblazoned with Kiryu’s trademark dragon tattoo. This release marks the first time Yakuza 5 will be available in a physical format in the West, so the collection also includes a genuine Yakuza 5 PS3 case; after 5 years since the game’s original release, series collectors can finally fill the gap in their library! Supplies are very limited, so get your order in while supplies last!