Examiner: "A fan of the series pleaded with Jeff Rubenstein, Social Media Manager of Sony Computer Entertainment America, to bring Yakuza 3 to North America."
If Sega is too busy (or slow) to bring this gem to america (and europe) Sony should ask to publish the game here.
I have no doubt that Yakuza 3 is coming. With games like Valkyria Chronicles being brought to North America, it's easy to assume that they'll bring it over. Nagoshi Toshihiro-san, the game's producer has stated openly that he'd like to bring both games over as he knows there's an audience for them over here. These games take a long time to translate as did the first two on the PS2. Have faith, and ye shall receive. :)
It will just take time. I can't see SEGA passing up on this one. It's just too good a game to pass up on.
Really interesting the Valkyria Chronicles reference. SRPGs are way less popular in west than Beat'em'ups. Yakuza 3, with the right control scheme (the one in the JP demo is OK to me, but I don't know is most westerners would be that confortable), would be a major hit. Still SEGA is pretty slow at that...
In another 2 damn years! Yakuza 2 was released in Japan on Dec. 2006, and finally made it to US and EU by Sept. 2008. Damn you Sega! Why the long wait?!?
they were working on Valkirya Chronicles
It'll come but it won't be til next year. Look for them to try in the spring/early summer of 2010-with a bigger push than 1 and 2 failed with as well. Kenzan, however, is less likely to appear in western form. I believe the guy who told me this as he's been very right in the past-esp with regard to Sega stuff(he knew well before most that they would publish The Conduit f'rinstance).
Make them release this over here. All I need is some subtitles, really! Also, maybe be super cool and release 3 and Kenzan together, you know, for making us wait.
Sega need to know that Yakuza 3 is a Killer Application in Europe... if they publish a game 2 years later is too late and people don't buy it
>.< Bring this game here, now!
Even though I couldnt read what they were saying but the gameplay was awesome and tons of fun. It felt like shenmue but the main character was a bad azz samurai. I been hoping for this game to get a release here in the US but doesnt seem like it will arrive until a year or 2. Hope im wrong and they can have an early 2010 release, this game is definately AAA material.
Samurai? That wasn't Yakuza 3,which plays in modern Tokyo btw, it was Yakuza Kenzan. This game was refered to as Yakuza 3 before the real one came out.
How freaking hard/expensive its to get english subtitles and translations to the games? I mean Its not like you have to hire a group of dubbers just few translators to translate the parts that matter (menu screens, game texts and of course subtitles. Seriously I hate dubs as original audio is the best in 90% of games, movies and animation. So is it really that expensive after all development costs to hire 1 or 2 translators to translate the game. Dubs are only for those who cant read. I mean even if game doesn't get published outside Japan, the ppl outside japan can still import it with ease and enjoy it with its fullest. Look what happened with Demon's souls, plenty ppl ordered the asian copy because it was translated. Seriously Japanese developers need to get to 2000's
IT WILL COME. SEGA WORKING ON IT! WATCH IT IGNORENT FANBOYS CLOSLY AND EAT YOU PREVIOS DISAGREES.! (- ^O^ -)m
I don't want dubs. I didn't buy Yakuza 1 (I borrowed it and finished it) because I didn't like the fact that it was dubbed so everybody sounded American even though they were Japanese, in Japan living in Japanese culture.It just didn't feel right. Yakuza 2 was amazing! No dubs but with subtitles which really made me feel I was an ex Yakuza kicking ass all over Japan lol. Bring both Kenzan and Yakuza 3 to the UK Sega with subs!
I was really hyped about this game but It is dying slowly. I will still play this game someday when it comes out in US.
the problem with yakuza3 is.......the plot is too cheesy really fun game though.
They should definitely just sub the game if dubbing is proving to expensive/time consuming. I loved the first Yakuza and would really like to play no 3 on my PS3....
BRING THAT GEM TO US/EU EVERONE WANT IT SO BAD
Bring it on! Ask Sega on facebook, twitter, wherever!
man forget localization just throw on English Subs and ill be happy anything from japan sounds better when its in its original sound. if u are to lazy to read subs than u can go and suk a d!ck
c'mon sega, bring it to the west. subtitles are fine for us, even "google translate" style ones would do, we just wanna play the damn thing!
I love the Yakuza series and I hope they bring out Yakuza Kenzan and Yakuza 3 over here.
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