Yakuza 5 Remaster Coming to PS4 in Japan on June 20

Yakuza 5 PS4 Remaster is only a few months away in Japan.

Sega announced Yakuza 5 ‘s Remaster will be launching in Japan on June 20 with a new trailer. Sega had previously announced an HD remaster of the game was coming to PS4 but no date was revealed until now.

Yakuza 5 first released on PS3 in 2012 in Japan and in 2015 in the west. Yakuza 5 is known for having the highest amount of content among the games in the series, with five protagonists, set in different cities across Japan, with the main story linking them and each one of them having their own specific “Another Drama” story.

With the release of Yakuza 5 Remaster on PS4all Yakuza games will be available on PS4 in Japan, and hopefully, it’ll be the case in the west soon as well.

These remasters are slowly releasing in the west as well. Both Yakuza Kiwami 1 and 2 are available on PS4 in the west and Yakuza games are also slowly coming to PC  as well. Yakuza 5 should be available in the west on PS4 soon, and on Steam at some further point in the future as Sega already teased they’ll release more games on PC.

Another game by Yakuza Studio, Judgment, is coming west as well. Currently, the game’s sales have been temporarily halted in Japan because one of the actors appearing in the game, Pierre Taki, was arrested for the possession of cocaine. Yakuza Studio’s Daisuke Sato commented on the case,  Square Enix also removed the actor from Kingdom Hearts 3. Sega hasn’t announced yet how this will affect Judgment‘s release in the west, but you shouldn’t worry as they definitely won’t cancel it, seeing all the work they’ve put into it, the game having multiple translations. At worst, it’ll only get delayed from its currently scheduled June 25 release. The most likely scenario is Sega making a new version of Judgment which replaces Pierre Taki, like what happened with Masayoshi Tanimura in Yakuza 4. You can send your opinion to Sega about Yakuza games with their ongoing survey.

You can find the trailer for Yakuza 5 Remaster below.

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07

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