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Submitted by gauntletpython 2562d ago | news

Yakuza 3 hitting Japan February 26

PS3Center writes:

The latest issue of Famitsu Weekly has confirmed that the latest entry into Sega's popular Yakuza series will be hitting shelves in Japan on February 26, 2009. Yakuza 3 will debut at a price of 7980 yen. (PS3, Yakuza 3)

The Killer  +   2562d ago
wasnt it already released long time ago??
PirateThom  +   2562d ago
It's confusing, the PS3 game that was released a while ago was Ryū ga Gotoku Kenzan! It was a spin-off, but a lot of Western media outlets started calling it Yakuza 3.

The PS2 game Yakuza 2 was released in NA and EU last month, almost 2 years after the Japanese version.
The Killer  +   2562d ago
piratethom for the info
SickNick85  +   2562d ago
Come On Sega!!! We're Waiting for the Kenzan!!!!
SaiyanFury  +   2561d ago
Both Yakuza 3 and Yakuza Kenzan! are already planned by the producer for release in North America. It might take a while, but since Yakuza is proving to sell well on PS consoles it's only a matter of time. I did a lot of scrounging for information on North American releases and you can see what the producer has to say on both on the link below. I love Yakuza and I look forward to a North American release of both eventually.

Read about both here:
SickNick85  +   2561d ago
thanks saiyan...the souce is really old and i wait for an official announcement
SaiyanFury  +   2561d ago
Yes the source is old, but since the producer is keen on a western release, I await the games with eager anticipation. *wrings hands slowly*
pwnsause  +   2562d ago
So Killzone 2, Street Fighter IV and Yakuza 3 are launching all on the same month, Despite Yakuza 3 being a Japan Only Title for the moment. I expect a Huge Spike in Sales in Feburary thru Mid March. EPIC WIN.
IzKyD1331  +   2561d ago
and not to mention the (rumored) price cut
gauntletpython  +   2561d ago
Plus Demon's Soul is also due out in February in Japan as well.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   2562d ago
i want this game so bad i need to go play yakuza 2 i wish i still had my modded ps2 i would download it lol
BananaSlug  +   2562d ago
that means...
Yakuza 3 NA release 2011 !!!
Hellsvacancy  +   2561d ago
This may sound stupid (it is stupid) but i need to ask
Do u think the japan Yakuza 3 will be multi-language?
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SaiyanFury  +   2561d ago
I seriously doubt that the Japanese release of Ryuu ga Gotoku 3 (Like a Dragon 3) will feature an English language soundtrack. They have no reason to, especially since most Japanese games to feature English dubs suck royally. Yakuza 2 had a Japanese only track and I for one was grateful for it.
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SoulKillah  +   2561d ago
@ Hellsvacancy :
99% that it's not, else the Yakuza spin-off would have been multilingual also... one can hope though right? :)
TOO PAWNED  +   2561d ago
To bad Valkyrie of the Battlefield: Gallian Chronicles isn't selling in west, SEGA is giving great exclusive to PS3 and yet they dont sell. Yakuza 3 wont change that, unfortunately.
poeo  +   2561d ago
this and SFIV should kickstart 2009 for ps3 pretty nicely in Japan :)
ultimolu  +   2561d ago
What about the U.S? >-<
eagle21  +   2561d ago
Sega loves PS3, this game looks incredible. There is a 20 min., TGS 08' presentation video on gametrailers! Watch and download to your PS3.
yoshiroaka  +   2561d ago
i want that game sooooo bad!!!
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