Yakuza Remastered Collection features three games, with better performance and revised localizations

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Aug 20, 2019.



    Yakuza fans will be pleased to know that the Japanese remasters of three mainline Yakuza games; 3, 4, and 5, will be finally coming to the west. Announced at Gamescom was a remaster of Yakuza 3 on PlayStation 4 for North America and Europe, which launched today. Following that will be Yakuza 4, which is slated for an October 29th release, and Yakuza 5, on February 11th, 2020. These games will be available digitally on the PlayStation Store, though there will be a very limited edition which includes all three games bundled on two discs, launching on the day that Yakuza 5 does.

    The Yakuza Remastered Collection doesn't just upgrade some graphical details--there's a resolution boost from the PlayStation 3's original 720p to 1080p--but also an increase in framerate, from 30 to 60. Additionally, each localized script for these games has been adjusted for a more accurate release, having content that was originally cut from the initial localizations.

    NoNAND, damiano2712, DarthDub and 3 others like this.
    Discussion (42 replies)
  1. Izual Urashima

    Izual Urashima GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 23, 2009
    Between here and there
    "all three games have gone through a rigorous re-localization process. The English scripts for each game have been reviewed, revised, and even rewritten in some cases"

    Yeah, no, pass for me. I expected this to come from Sony's censorship practices, but I also expect it to hurt sales as it has always been since Sony took that approach.
    Immortallix, Humanity and Darksabre72 like this.
  2. EmulateLife

    EmulateLife GBAtemp Psycho!

    May 30, 2016
    United States
    Am I reading this correctly they're all digital except for a Limited edition that I assume will be overpriced?

    Nm, it's $59.99 as well. Fair price.
    Last edited by EmulateLife, Aug 20, 2019
    guisadop likes this.
  3. proffk

    proffk GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 14, 2013
    United States
    Finally we are getting the whole Yakuza Collection. Quite disappointing they are just remastered & not remakes like Kiwami. Still I'm sure fans of the series are now waiting for Yakuza Kenzan & Yakuza Ishin to be localised if ever. If you like yakuza you should check out Judgment & Fist of the North Star Lost Paradise.
    Last edited by proffk, Aug 20, 2019
  4. EmulateLife

    EmulateLife GBAtemp Psycho!

    May 30, 2016
    United States
    These are PS3 games it would take about a decade to remake all 3. While 1 and 2 on the other hand were PS2 games and would look like garbage no matter what definition you put them in they had to remake those.
  5. Viri

    Viri GBAtemp Addict

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    PC port when?
    fanheavy, WiiU, Silent_Gunner and 3 others like this.
  6. DaFixer

    DaFixer Dare to be stupid

    Aug 29, 2010
    In my mencave ;)
    Now can play all off them on my ps4.
  7. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

    Nov 27, 2013
    No pc port? I'm very disappointed... That this remaster wasn't announced for STEAM.
    Meteor7 and Xzi like this.
  8. Voyambar

    Voyambar Advanced Member

    Jul 30, 2019
    My Basement
    If we were a Japanese forum or like...if some of us like @Chary were Japanese then we would get games way earlier and games that dont even hit the West.
  9. Humanity

    Humanity GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 9, 2019
    This is coming from me, a 60FPS-or-bust kind of person:

    If and when I play this game, I will play the PS3 version.

    Morals?! We're talking about a computer game where players control a Yakuza criminal!

    I am totally anti-smoking and believe that tobacco should be illegal. The cover change is horrible for me, though. Cigarettes and Yakuza thuggies go together, the original cover always captivated me.

    The original cover is the main reason I was even ever interested in the game. They should have at least kept the same style whilst only removing the cigarette.
    oji and Izual Urashima like this.
  10. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    What, no fancy name like "KIWAMI" for these titles? :creep:

    I'm glad it's finally going to be all on one console (including if ps5 is able to play ps4 games) but I dread wondering about the potential censorship of the game. I also see they just had to add "Best selling console in the world" to the trailer. Admittingly I have one cause the game selection was more favorable until the nintendo switch was released, but I also don't want games changing cause of outside influence like sony's enforced policy changes for games. I just want to play the same game the other players around the world are playing, just like things to be fair. (Also no Denuvo DRM on steam ports pls) :ninja:
  11. ut2k4master

    ut2k4master Lord Tourettes

    Feb 20, 2010
    this is a positive. its not being censored now, its being uncensored
  12. kevin corms

    kevin corms GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 21, 2015

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    I dont think the differences are as huge for the games that were originally on ps3 as compared to the ps2 ones.

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

    Mar 10, 2019
    United Kingdom
    Fkin el mor of them :lol:I'd lost track of which ones I played thank fk for trophy lists
  14. RedoLane

    RedoLane GBAtemp Maniac

    Sep 16, 2016
    That's rad!!
  15. Godofcheese

    Godofcheese GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 31, 2016
    Shivering Isles
    Hm, no PC release that is sad.
    Thought they were embracing PC with the kiwami ports

    Oh well, might come down the line (I hope)
    Xzi likes this.
  16. Justinde75

    Justinde75 Capsule Co's VGM Addict

    GBAtemp Patron
    Justinde75 is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Feb 14, 2016
    West City
    Well they are all still not out so they might do it once they are all done. I'd say like summer next year maybe
  17. AaronUzumaki

    AaronUzumaki A.K.A. Ecstasy Espeon

    GBAtemp Patron
    AaronUzumaki is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Feb 8, 2009
    United States
    Akron, Ohio
    Oh no! I was patiently waiting for Kiwami 3 to get localized. Does this mean we're not getting the Kiwami version outside of Japan? Either way, I'm happy I can finally own Yakuza 3 at all for less than way too much money for a used copy.
  18. EmulateLife

    EmulateLife GBAtemp Psycho!

    May 30, 2016
    United States
    Please provide proof there is a such thing as Kiwami 3 in Japan. I have never heard such a thing and more importantly Google hasn't either. I think you made that up. I do not believe they completely remade Yakuza 3.
    AaronUzumaki likes this.
  19. simbin

    simbin GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 28, 2015
    United States
    Definitely buying this collection. Been piecing together the entire series for PS4, but waiting to play them in the proper order. So glad they did this.