The Yakuza Remastered Collection announced – digital and physical release details

Yakuza 3 remastered for PlayStation 4 is available to download digitally and play… today! SEGA has announced that The Yakuza Remastered Collection will be hitting PS4 digitally today for $59.99, with the third game available now, Yakuza 4 unlocking October 29, 2019 and Yakuza 5 unlocking February 11, 2020.

For those who prefer physical, all three games will be released in a handsome two disc case with the third and fourth games sharing a disc and the fifth game on a disc of its own. What’s really cool, and proof SEGA of America totally gets their fans, the package will also contain a Yakuza 5 PS3 case (no PS3 disc will be included). The reason for this is Yakuza 5 released digitally in 2015, leaving a hole in fan’s physical collections. Now, at least, a PS3 case can fill that gap while a PS4 remastered disc can be in hand.

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After the break, read the full press release!

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.

Get your first look at the action in The Yakuza Remastered Collection in the Announcement Trailer!

What’s Changed in The Yakuza Remastered Collection?

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.

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, & 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 5 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!

The Yakuza Remastered Collection Features:

Complete the Journey of the Dragon: The Yakuza Remastered Collection brings the final missing chapters in Kiryu’s story to the PlayStation 4. From Yakuza 0 to Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, players can now experience the full story of The Dragon of Dojima, all on a single platform.

Remastered and Refreshed: All three games in the collection have received impressive graphical and performance upgrades, from 720p at 30fps to 1080p at 60fps and have also gone through a rigorous re-localization process. Missing content from the original Western releases has been re-added to the remastered versions, and the full English scripts have been reviewed, revised, and had portions rewritten for accuracy alongside the original Japanese releases.

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8 responses to “The Yakuza Remastered Collection announced – digital and physical release details

  1. Centrale says:

    Wow! Nice touch with the Yakuza 5 physical case. What a great success story this has turned out to be for the West. Thank you to those Sega producers who made the right decision to get Yakuza 3 localized back in the day.

    • me says:

      Yakuza 3 localization is a great example of how to completely butcher a game and put the franchise on the brink of death in one swoop, cut content, almost all minigames removed, bonuses gone. Yakuza 4 was localized way better but sold like ass outside of Japan which led to Yakuza 5 not getting a physical release in the west and getting garbage localization to boot. Yakuza 0 single-handedly saved the franchise and, if anything, you should thank Sega for localizing 0 not 3, because given the series’ track record it sure didn’t look like a good investment. It’s thanks to 0 that we’re getting collector’s editions, special editions and physical releases of the games.

      It really didn’t help that Yakuza 3 and 5 are really bad Yakuza games and even worse games by their own right.

    • Centrale says:

      No, the only reason the series survived in the West is because Sega had a couple of clutch producers who managed to use some end-of-fiscal-year funds to make the barebones localization of Yakuza 3. If they hadn’t made the tough decision to greenlight a slightly pared-down version of 3 for the West, there would have been no further Western releases. In the end it sold well in spite of the usual tiny group of vocal haters who were up in arms about the missing content, and that’s why we’re getting these wonderful fully-fledged localizations now.

    • me says:

      If you think Yakuza 3 had anything to do with us getting mostly uncut versions of RGG and collectors editions you’re seriously deluded. Yakuza 5 wasn’t even going to happen in the west because of how badly 4 sold until someone at Sega realized they can save mad cash by both going digital AND half-assing the localization. If it wasn’t for the huge success of Zero we’d be getting bastard versions of Yakuza to this day or nothing at all. Sure, we should be thankful that we got 3, 4 and 5 at all, but at this point it’s moot because of the remasters (which we most likely wouldn’t have gotten without the success of Zero on PS4).

    • Centrale says:

      Thanks for your perspective, dimwit! It’s great that smartphones now allow the world’s stupidest people to use the internet. Have a great day.

    • DCGX says:

      Please go away.

      On topic: I hope this gets a physical release at Best Buy too, but the preorder only seems to be available at Amazon.

    • DCGX says:

      I’m not a fan of this comment system; I can’t edit. My previous comment is directed at “me.”

  2. PEDRO FERREIRA says:

    Can’t buy it if it won’t be released for Steam.

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