Yakuza 4 Heading West in 2011

Sega once said that the fate of the Yakuza franchise in the West relied on how well Yakuza 3 sold over in these parts. Apparently it must have met or exceeded their expectations, because they’re bringing the fourth entry in the series over here next year, again exclusively on the PS3. Yes, spring 2011, that is just shy of a year from now. What takes them so long to localize these particular games is anyone’s guess. Perhaps Sega’s localization guys are spending too much time hanging around with the Sony/Level 5 localization guys, considering White Knight Chronicles took a similar amount of time to come West.

But, let’s keep the glass half full, shall we? We’re actually getting Yakuza 4! Perhaps by then I will have played Yakuza 3, which I’ve had on the table staring at me for quite some time. If we’re lucky, we’ll hear more details about this at E3. Be nice to us, Sega!

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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