Yakuza 4 release confirmed for 2011

The SEGA Europe Blog again confirmed an unexpected move, but once again grateful. Yakuza 4 territory will leave Japan next year, as the third installment, exclusively for PS3.

The fourth part of the series will get into the skin of Kiryu Kazuma, but this time we will have three additional characters to be controlled. New locations, new plot and most important decisions to make, starting next spring.

Read full stroy from Sega Europe Blog:

In a move that will be sure to thrill Yakuza fans outside of Japan, we’re pleased to announce that SEGA West will indeed be releasing Yakuza 4 in Spring 2011 on Yakuza’s traditional home, the PlayStation 3.

4 is a very powerful number in this particular installment as not only will you experience the gritty atmosphere of Kiryu Kazuma’s experiences, three other characters will also be available to play. Each of them with their own engaging backstory and a gripping interwoven plot.

But the good news does not stop with Yakuza 4’s release, the man synonymous with the Yakuza series, Producer Toshihiro Nagoshi himself has agreed to allow YOU the opportunity to quiz him on one of Japan’s most successful game series. So do you have something you’d like to ask the real boss of the Yakuza series about the history, plot, characters or maybe the inspirations behind the series? Write your question in a comment for this blog (please note – comment will not immediately appear) and who knows your question might be one of those chosen to be answered by Nagoshi-san after E3!