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Yakuza 3 American Release Still "Unconfirmed"

Kotaku writes: "Keep hope alive! It seems SEGA America's Ray Almeda misspoke and gave his own personal opinion to The Examiner that Yakuza 3 will not be released in the States because of subpar Yakuza 2 sales.

The Examiner has since run an update, explaining those remarks were not "official SEGA statements." The Examiner adds, "SEGA still hasn't made any mention of an upcoming release or revealed plans to release it stateside."

PS3 exclusive Yakuza 3 (AKA Ryu Ga Gotoku 3) was released in Japan last February, selling over 200,000 copies in its first day."

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Homicide3033d ago

I recently bought the Yakuza games, and man, they're freaking awesome. Come on Sega! Bring Yakuza 3 and the other one stateside.

RememberThe3573033d ago (Edited 3033d ago )

Cuz I was think of picking up the PS2 ones but I haven't been into brawlers since the Genesis, so I wasn't sure about it.

Xof3033d ago

I've never been a fan of brawler, and I'm generally antithetical to the whole notion of "crime games."

But I picked up Yakuza 2 on a whim and was blown away. Honestly, Yakuza 2 is right up there with Shadow of the Collasus and Okami as being one of the few, nearly-perfect games that every gamer should play.

SaiyanFury3033d ago

The Japanese producer of the games, Nagoshi Toshihiro wants to release both Yakuza 3 and Kenzan! in North America as per his words, "there's an audience that loves the Japanese aesthetic.". They brought Yakuza 2 and it was awesome. SEGA knows there's an audience here and I hope they acknowledge us. I'm a fan of the series as are many others. A series where the story comes first and the action comes second.

Homicide3033d ago

Yeah the PS2 games. I'm studying Japanese, so I can play Yakuza 4 without having to wait 2-3 years for it.

Uzesgelen_Goo3032d ago

there was english version of demo at E3's closed door. Y3 is coming remember my word ! (^^)

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ZOMBIEMAN13033d ago

Yakuza 3 with english voice acting . Yakuza kicks ass

saint_john_paul_ii3033d ago

if they bring i will be stoked!!! BRING IT SEGA!!!!!

Light Yagami3033d ago

This is one of the few good PS3 games. You guys are missing out.

TheColbertinator3033d ago

I should return to learning Japanese

Jager3033d ago

Soo... this is what.. the 5th Examiner story this week that turns out to be bogus bullshit? All in Favor of having The Examiner banned from N4G?

N4GAddict3033d ago (Edited 3033d ago )

Most of the problematic stories comes from MattyF:

'iPhone is Much More Powerful than Wii', says TellTale Programmer
http://www.n4g.com/gaming/N...

Yakuza 3 US Release Date Announced: Never
http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News...

Update: No Mandatory Installation for Uncharted 2
http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News...

Microsoft is now Sony and Sony is now Nintendo
http://www.n4g.com/gaming/N...

Konami's Week of Announcements Ends in Tears
http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News...

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