A localization of Yakuza Ishin is being considered for the West.
During an IGN Live event at Gamescom 2019 , Yakuza producer Daisuke Sato mentioned that a localization of Yakuza Ishin is “under consideration.”
One of the main reasons for hesitation in bringing the title to the west is that the setting might not appeal to a Western audience, with Sato saying he “would really love to do that.”
However, Sato’s translator noted that “but especially with the samurai-scene games, he has to consider whether people who are not really knowing the history of the samurai will be really able to enjoy it. So it is under consideration.”
The relevant question was made at the 7:15:00 mark during the livestream:
The Yakuza Remastered Collection was leaked on the PlayStation store before its official announcement at Gamescom 2019. Additionally, a new game in the Yakuza series starring Ichiban Kasuga as the protagonist is in the works.
Yakuza 3 Remastered is available now on the PlayStation Network Store for PlayStation 4. Yakuza 4 Remastered will release on October 29, 2019, and Yakuza 5 Remastered will release on February 11, 2020.
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