Hopefully a western release isn’t far behind.
SEGA has announced it will remaster Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 for release in Japan.
Gematsu spotted the news in Japanese magazines Dengeki PlayStation and Weekly Famitsu, which features an online preview of Yakuza 3. The remasters won’t include any additional content but will run at 60 frames per second in 1080p.
The Yakuza 3 remaster is reportedly 90 percent finished with a release set for August 9 in Japan.
There hasn’t been any announcement yet about the new Yakuza remasters heading to the west.
Yakuza Kiwami 2, a remaster of the second installment in the series, is getting a western release on August 28 for PlayStation 4.
The first Yakuza was remastered and released last year as Yakuza Kiwami. In IGN’s review of Yakuza Kiwami, we said there had been a number of improvements but that it “ignores some of the original’s biggest problems in pacing and storytelling.”