Yakuza 3 Remastered Available Now as Part of Remastered Collection, 4 and 5 Coming Soon
Yakuza fans rejoice—three of the series' mainline games are getting the remastered treatment.
At Gamescom, which is underway in Cologne, Germany, Sega revealed The Yakuza Remastered Collection, which includes remastered versions of Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza 5. The entire collection is available to purchase now for PlayStation 4 from the PlayStation Store.
By purchasing the collection, you can play Yakuza 3 Remastered immediately, and you gain access to Yakuza 4 Remastered when it becomes available on Oct. 29 and Yakuza 5 Remastered on Feb. 11, 2020. There is a limited physical release of The Yakuza Remastered Collection: Day One Edition, which contains all three games across two discs, available on Feb. 11, as well.
The Yakuza Remastered Collection graphically enhances the games, allowing them to run up to 1080p at 60 fps. There's also new localization for each game. The localization means some content is getting re-written for the remastered versions. Several scenes and material got cut from the original localizations, such as the minigames Mahjong, Shogi, Massage Parlor, and Cabaret. The developers also removed some of the sub-stories from Yakuza 3. These are now going to appear in these new remasters, giving Western audiences their first chance to experience them.
In addition to The Yakuza Remastered Collection, The Yakuza Origins Digital Bundle is also available today (Aug. 20) for PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store. This bundle includes the 2015 prequel to the first game Yakuza 0, the 2016 remake of the first game Yakuza Kiwami, and the 2017 remake of the second game Yakuza Kiwami 2.
The Yakuza Remastered Collection is available to purchase for $59.99, and The Yakuza Origins Digital Bundle is available for $49.99.