The Yakuza series gets plenty of love from critics but often goes unnoticed by gamers. It's why Yakuza 3 won "Most Overlooked" as part of our Game of the Year Awards 2010 .
But you'll get another chance to reward Sega for a solid effort. Sega has announced that Yakuza 4 will arrive in North America on March 15, and in Europe three days later. The PlayStation 3 exclusive received plenty of acclaim when it launched last year in Japan; one of our favorite bad-asses in Kazuma Kiryu returns, and he'll have to fight his way to another satisfying conclusion. You may have heard that the newest title is Yakuza: Of The End , which is slated to release this year in Japan. However, we're always a year behind in regards to this franchise, so yeah, we have yet to see Yakuza 4 . But now that we have it all cleared up, you're gonna be picking up the latter when it releases in a few months time, right? If we don't buy it, Sega might decide not to localize Of The End and trust us, that'd probably be a bad thing. We always love great PS3 exclusives and Yakuza definitely qualifies.
Just remember, there's going to be a bit of a departure from the norm in the newest game. It'll have zombies and guns and stuff.
Related Game(s): Yakuza 4