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Yakuza Zero Looks to Turn Back Time on PS4 and PS3

Posted by Sammy Barker

Zero chance of a localisation, huh?

As promised, SEGA has announced that the next entry in its popular Japanese gangster series will be named Yakuza Zero: Chikai no Basho – or, Yakuza Zero: The Place of Oath. The game – which is due out on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 like its predecessor Yakuza: Ishin – was announced as part of a live stream, in which several competition winners were also unveiled. They’ll all make cameo appearances in the title.

Unfortunately, very little was said about the escapade itself, although considering the name, we’re expecting it to be a prequel of some sort, presumably starring a much younger Kazuma Kiryu. More will be revealed at the Tokyo Game Show, with the release almost certain to make an appearance during Sony’s big pre-convention press conference next month.

[via gematsu.com]

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User Comments (7)

sinalefa

#1

sinalefa said:

It is at times like this when I think Sega does not care one bit about Shenmue. They can do like 4 Yakuza games for PS3 but not a new Shenmue?

Punished_Boss_84

#2

Punished_Boss_84 said:

"Zero chance of a localisation, huh?" A pun worthy of the:
Untitled

Or no "place" for localisation! Wait? This isn't good!

DualWielding

#3

DualWielding said:

Sony should publish Yakuza in the west as an exclusive if Sega isn't willing.... It would have helped a lot to have Yakuza Ishin as a exclusive this holiday

CanisWolfred

#5

CanisWolfred said:

I doubt it would've helped anyone but Sega and the 10 people who would actually buy it. Still would be nice if Sega bothered to publish anything good in the west, though, especially now that they have Atlus to help them out...

Heavyman99

#6

Heavyman99 said:

@CanisWolfred Atlus, even then, is really bad at publishing in Europe. Shin Megami Tensei IV came out here in America a year ago, and Europe is only getting it this September. Even if they announced the Western launch of Phantasy Star 2 Online tommorrow, the date locked down would be at least 2 years in the future, and 5 for Europeans.

CanisWolfred

#7

CanisWolfred said:

@Heavyman99 Atlus never had a European publishing branch until very recently, when they became a part of Sega. Don't blame them for things they couldn't prevent. If you want to be mad at anybody, be mad at Ghostlight. They published most of your Atlus/Index games, they were the ones who took forever to get them out.

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