Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 remasters heading west on PlayStation 4

Previously cut content reinstated too.

Sega has unveiled the Yakuza Remastered Collection, bringing enhanced versions of Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 to PlayStation 4 over the coming months, with part 3 available now.

For reasons it doesn't appear to have elaborated upon, Sega has elected to stagger the release of the games within its Yakuza collection, despite the single up-front cost, with Yakuza 3 being followed by Yakuza 4 on 29th October, and Yakuza 5 early next year, on 11th February.

Each of the newly remastered Yakuzas will bring visual enhancements, with the original games' 720p/30fps presentation boosted to 1080p at 60fps on PlayStation 4. Additionally, Sega says all three titles have gone through a "rigorous re-localisation process", with scripts being reviewed, revised, and rewritten to more accurately reflect their original Japanese counterparts.

Perhaps the biggest news though, is that the Yakuza Remastered Collection will restore all content cut from the previous western PS3 releases of the games, including the mahjong, shogi, massage parlour, and cabaret mini-games, plus a number of sub-stories. Players can also expect a number of quality-of-life improvements throughout, including a sub-story tracker on the map and the ability to toggle between English and Japanese written lyrics during karaoke.

The Yakuza Remastered Collection is available for purchase now on the PlayStation Store and costs Ł49.99/$59.99 USD. A physical release is also in the works, and it's due to arrive on 11th February, alongside Yakuza 5, next year.

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