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Rumour: There's Still Hope for a Western Release of Yakuza 5

Posted by Sammy Barker

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We’ve been begging to play it for months, but a brand new rumour suggests that Yakuza 5 could actually be heading overseas. A translation of the gigantic PlayStation 3 exclusive – which dragon punched its native Japan all the way back in 2012 – has so far been ruled out by publisher SEGA, but EGM speculates that Atlus may actually be converting the open world brawler to English tongues.

A quote from the magazine’s ‘Rumour Mill’ column reads: “Don’t rule out Yakuza 5 coming to [North] America under the Atlus banner.” Seeing as the House of Sonic recently acquired the localisation specialists, this actually makes a lot of sense. However, it’s unclear whether the publication’s simply making assumptions, or if it’s privy to some insider information.

Regardless, we’ve got our fingers and feet crossed that this turns out to be true. Sony has acknowledged the pent-up demand for Kazuma Kiryu’s ongoing gangster plot in the past, so a translation has been on the cards for some time. Here’s hoping that we’ll be kicking it in the Club SEGA with Saejima and crew before long.

[via yakuzafan.com]

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User Comments (8)

ShogunRokAdmin

#2

ShogunRok said:

If this turns out to be true then Atlus has completely stolen my heart.

GunstarHero234

#3

GunstarHero234 said:

@ShogunRok I agree man Atlus would be the savior I need in these times.......Sega sadden me for NOT bringing this game here themselves and not taking my money lol.

Knux

#6

Knux said:

Atlus, I'll love you forever if you localize Valkyria Chronicles III.

Fire-and-Water

#7

Fire-and-Water said:

Sega has been mismanaged straight to the ground during the console days, and now they're still doing a HUGE mistake by ignoring their Western audience. And that's just to name one thing.

AeroZeppelin

#8

AeroZeppelin said:

Please please please please please please please please please please please Please!!!!!! Sega!

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