Sega released the first trailer and direct feed screenshots of the much awaited remaster of Yakuza 3 on PS4, showing its improved visuals.
Best one in the series. Okinawa was really fun and different for the series. I wish that city was even bigger than Kamurocho to explore in.
I beat this one on PS3
Looks like a straight port rendered at higher resolution to me, but even still I want it!
Remaster not remake like 1&2
I'm still having such a hard time using the term "remaster" for a video game port, mostly because it has no meaning and it was just a marketing term that stuck thanks to the clueless media. I firmly believe if you want to label something you should at least be able to explain what that label means. In music and movies I know remaster means they redid the mastering, in video games it has no real meaning. Some of these games actually run on emulators and all they did was change the render resolution, that doesn't qualify as a new version imo. On ps3 hackers actually leaked Sonys tool to "remaster" psp games, but its really just recompiling the game with a different render resolution.
Dont we need the 2nd one first ??
End of August iirc. Kiwami 2.
You mean Yakuza Kiwami 2? That's already been released in Japan the rest of the world gets it August 28th.
Hopefully, if this gets released in the West, it will be uncut.
true the PS3 version had a lot of things cut from the Japanese version like Haruka costume
Yakuza 3 has THE most heartbreaking moment in the entire series. Seeing Kiryu CRY (and not just manly tears running down his face, but WAILING in grief) friggin' messed me up. That's the moment I went from being a fan of his to him becoming my ABSOLUTE favorite videogame character of all time. He has a depth of character and humanity to him that no other game protagonist can come close to.
I have played through Yakuza 3 about 3-4 times and I love the game to death but WTF is this looks just like the PS3 version come on SEGA you can do better than this
I can't wait until August to get into Kiwami 2. Then I hope these remasters come to the west. By the time I'm through all of those, it'll not be too long to wait for Shin yakuza or whatever the new one will be called. Or even Fist of the North Star. The visuals/graphics don't look too bad, but I don't play these games because they look pretty. The gameplay and the story are amazing in the ones I've played so far, 0, Kiwami, 6 and Ishin. I liked Ishin but it was too much using the website for all the translated menus etc. That's why I'm waiting for the localised version of Kiwami 2 to release.
I seriously really need to play at least one of these games.
Yakuza 0 is the perfect launching pad. It gives you the origin of both Kiryu and Goro Majima, and is a great setup for Yakuza Kiwami, the remake of Yakuza 1. Yakuza 0 is straight-up one of the best games in the series, to boot.
Thanks ill pick it up at some point.
@ocelot07 You'll have a blast, dude. That game is equal parts dramatic, action-packed, emotional and gut-bustingly funny.
Start with Yakuza 0, then Yakuza Kiwami.
Remastered is just another word for Backwards Compatibility
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