Whichever your preferred platform, a Western release of Yakuza Ishin is looking unlikely at this point in time. Nevertheless, with the franchise a niche favourite on these shores, we’re going to continue posting about it in the hope that SEGA sees sense and sends a localisation our way. This brand new video focuses on the major differences between the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of the game, with the latter predictably emerging victorious.
Despite being a low quality YouTube clip, it’s not hard to make out the resolution bump demonstrated in the next generation iteration. Much more difficult to notice, however, is the frame rate, which supposedly sits at 60 frames-per-second on Sony fresh hardware, compared to the series standard 30 frames-per-second on the manufacturer’s ageing device. Other improvements include sharper text, more detailed shadows, and greater clothing textures.
According to a translation of the footage by Siliconera, the tweaks are purely cosmetic, so anyone planning to purchase this for the PS3 will still garner access to the same story and content. Of course, as already alluded, we may not even get a choice, as there’s still no word on this historical spin-off ever venturing outside of its native Japan. There’s a possibility that Sony’s new localisation division may be able to arrange something, but we’re not exactly holding our breath.