Yakuza Ishin

A localization of Yakuza Ishin is being considered for the West.

During an IGN Live event at Gamescom 2019 , Yakuza producer Daisuke Sato mentioned that a localization of Yakuza Ishin is “under consideration.”

One of the main reasons for hesitation in bringing the title to the west is that the setting might not appeal to a Western audience, with Sato saying he “would really love to do that.”

However, Sato’s translator noted that “but especially with the samurai-scene games, he has to consider whether people who are not really knowing the history of the samurai will be really able to enjoy it. So it is under consideration.”

The relevant question was made at the 7:15:00 mark during the livestream:

The Yakuza Remastered Collection was leaked on the PlayStation store before its official announcement at Gamescom 2019. Additionally, a new game in the Yakuza series starring Ichiban Kasuga as the protagonist is in the works.

Yakuza 3 Remastered is available now on the PlayStation Network Store for PlayStation 4. Yakuza 4 Remastered will release on October 29, 2019, and Yakuza 5 Remastered will release on February 11, 2020.

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George Yang
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2 Comments

  1. I take back all of my complaints over the years regarding SEGA, especially with this series. They finally realized that they could make it work globally with a little effort, and it’s paying off. This would be the icing on the cake.

  2. The Producer has it wrong. He has to be more up to date and have more confidance in the US. Many historic Japanese setting type games are successful and also in demand in the west. Ever since that mistake in MGS2 game it has been well known that the US is all about Machismo. And nothing more manly and badass than Samurais and Ninjas. Nioh, and Tenchu and now Sekiro has done well. Many are even waiting for one day to have an Feudal Japan setting in Assassins Creed should it ever happen. Its all about advertisement and timing. Not interest people would eat this game up. Many would love Yakuza Inshin including I. Since I love Way of the Samurai. They just have to put it out there.

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