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Spot the Difference in This Yakuza Ishin Comparison Video

Posted by Sammy Barker

Two generations entwined

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.


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User Comments (4)



charlesnarles said:

Looks great on 4. They keep not letting us have the games we beg for (MH:P3rdHD). The solution seems to be to learn Japanese



Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

@charlesnarles If Sega is gonna ruin colonial marines then why can't they let someone else do the leg work on a localization for yakuza 5 and ishin. It seems ridiculous. Giving up on the wider market is a terrible business strategy. They're becoming a joke.



mibtar said:

Can't Sony do something about this? I really want this game.

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