Just announced at gamescom 2019, The Yakuza Remastered Collection, which includes Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza 5, is heading to the PlayStation 4 starting with Yakuza 3 – available right now with a digital purchase of the collection on the PlayStation Store.
Yakuza 4 releases on October 29, 2019, with Yakuza 5 following on February 11, 2020. These games will automatically unlock on these dates for all digital purchases of The Yakuza Remastered Collection.
A very limited physical run of The Yakuza Remastered Collection: Day One Edition, detailed below, will also be available on February 11, 2020. Pre-orders for the physical collection are available now at https://yakuza.sega.com/remastered.
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.
The Yakuza Remastered Collection is far from a typical console generation port. In addition to graphical and performance upgrades (720p>1080p at 30>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 on the PlayStation®3 – beautifully remastered in 1080p at 60fps.