SEGA inks Yakuza 3 special edition plans

Transfer tattoos sadly not part of the deal.

SEGA's revealed the various special edition bonuses planned for the European release of Yakuza 3 on 12th March.

Splash out on the Premium Edition and you'll take home four extra bits of downloadable content. Battle for Survival lets you take on all bosses as Kazuma; Haruka's Request has you exploring the world of Yakuza playing mini-games and entertaining Haruka; and there are All-Star tournaments for single characters and teams.

There's a 31-track music CD, and a Yakuza Who's Who guide that explains the characters of the game and how they relate to each other - it's more complicated than Karl Kennedy's affair with Sarah.

That's the Premium Edition.

Anyone who pre-orders the game will receive a Challenge Pack, which contains a Pool, Bowling, Darts and Golf mini-games. There are four extra costumes for each of the three main characters, too.

Yakuza 3 is the first game in the series to appear on PS3. But while Europe prepares for a third instalment, Japan prepares for fourth - Yakuza 4, which is also due out in March.

Head over to our Yakuza 3 Japanese import review for our thoughts on the game.

Alternatively, head to our just-published An Englishman in New Tokyo piece for an inside account of how Japanese games are falling by the wayside.

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