GamersGameplay: The Ryū ga Gotoku (Yakuza) series is very popular in Japan, and has adopted a cult following in the west. If you haven't played any of the Yakuza games yet, there is no time like the present. With Yakuza 4 being released to the west in March 2011, you still have time to pick up, and enjoy the previous Yakuza games. No worries though if you want to start playing the series with Yakuza 4. Just like the last game, Yakuza 4 will have a recap of the previous games that will catch you up to speed with the story.