Yakuza Remastered Collection features three games, with better performance and revised localizations
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.
The Yakuza Remastered Collection is far from a typical console generation port. In addition to graphical and performance upgrades (720p –> 1080p at 30fps –> 60fps), 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, and content previously cut from the western releases of Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 have been re-added in The Yakuza Remastered Collection.
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.
The Yakuza Remastered Collection Release Details:
The Yakuza Remastered Collection is available now digitally for $59.99 and includes Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza 5—previously only available for PlayStation 3—beautifully remastered in 1080p at 60fps.
Yakuza 3 is available to download and play immediately after purchasing the collection—Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 5 will become available on October 29, 2019 and February 11, 2020 respectively.
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, and 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 five 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!