Sega announces The Yakuza Remastered Collection for PlayStation 4, which includes Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza 5
At Gamescom 2019, Sega has announced The Yakuza Remastered Collection, which bundles the remastered releases of Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza 5 into a single package on PlayStation 4.
Each of these games originally released on PlayStation 3, but the previous western versions had some content cut from the Japanese release. This new version not only remasters the resolution and framerate of the games, but also touches up the localizations and adds back content that was cut from earlier versions.
The digital version release dates for this collection will be staggered, with Yakuza 3 available on PlayStation Network starting today. Yakuza 4 will be available on October 29, while Yakuza 5 will be out on February 11, 2020. However, the games cannot be purchased individually and must be purchased as a bundle. It is available for $59.99.
A special but limited run of The Yakuza Remastered Collection: Day One Edition will be available to buy at retail. Sega states this will be available to pre-order on the official site, and a listing has also shown up on Amazon. This limited edition even has a PS3 style case for Yakuza 5, so those who purchased the digital-only version of that game now have something they can insert into their bookshelf collection. This physical edition will release on February 11, 2020.
Additionally, a new digital bundle is also available on PlayStation Network for Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2. This package is called the Yakuza Origins Digital Bundle and is priced at $49.99.
Find a trailer, overview, and set of screenshots from Sega below.
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 5have 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.