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Yakuza 3 Announced (No, Not Again, A New Yakuza 3)

In the latest issue of Famitsu, it was announced that SEGA's toasted Toshihiro Nagoshi has been working on Ryu ga Gotoku 3 (Yakuza 3). This isn't to be confused with Edo-era PS3 exclusive Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan!, which is actually the third Yakuza game in the franchise, but not actually Yakuza 3. Confused? According to the article, Kenzan! was a spin-off, and this newly announced game is actually the third one in the series, m'kay. Work began on the game commenced after development on Kenzan! finished, and the story picks up where Yakuza 2 left off. Well, that makes sense at least.

According to Neogaf post the game have a release date set for spring Spring 2009 and it's exclusive for PS3.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=323238

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Fishy Fingers3732d ago

Confusing. Hopefully this one see's a Worldwide Release.

SickNick853732d ago

Kenzan! is only a spin off...yakuza!3 is the sequel of yakuza 2

Fishy Fingers3732d ago (Edited 3732d ago )

Thank you, but I read the article. I just mean in general, it's a rather confusing advertising decision.

Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan, should of been labeled as a spin off since day one.

Gorgon3732d ago

"Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan, should of been labeled as a spin off since day one."

And it was, by the lead developer. Problem is, no one paid attention.

deeznuts3732d ago (Edited 3732d ago )

Well it's good everyone is not confused ... except me!

Is Kenzan the one released in Nippon with the old samurai'esque period? And is this new one going to be based on modern times?

And are we ever going to get any of them?

EDIT: And when I say "we" I mean US/Europe, I don't care where just somewhere english speaking so I can import it.

Gorgon3731d ago

Yes, Kenzan! is the one set in feudal Japan. It is not Yakuza 3, it's a separate game, although it's the third game in the franchise. This one, on the other hand, will be the fourth game in the franchise and is the "real" sequel to Yakuza 2, hence Yakuza 3.

If they make a sequel to Kenzan! it will probably be called Kenzan! 2.

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highdro3732d ago

i did not like the last yakuza on ps2.i hope they make this one better

jams_shop3732d ago

I want Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan please

Booyah3732d ago

I'm already confused.

Freayr3732d ago

Kenzan is Awesome!

Anyone who hasnt made a japanese PSN account, and hasnt downloaded the 2 demos is missing out, i found it really fun even though i could not read anything, but the gameplay is great.

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