Yakuza 3 confirmed – no, the other Yakuza 3

Thursday, 3rd July 2008 08:19 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Joystiq reports that the latest issue of Famitsu has confirmed the existence of Yakuza 3, the latest in Sega’s line of fisticuff-throwin’ Japanese crime simulators.

As series director Toshihiro Nagoshi explained, Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! (which was thought to be Yakuza 3) took a step off the path Yakuza 1 and 2 had paved, and therefore, wasn’t an official numbered entry in the series. Yakuza 3, then, leaps back to the future – from Kenzan’s samurais and sword-slinging to canonical Yakuza’s world of organized crime.

No release date – Japanese or otherwise – has been announced for Yakuza 3, but if we ask really nicely, we’re sure Sega will consider releasing Yakuza 3 from its native land.

By Nathan Grayson



  1. Hero of Canton

    Biggest \o/ ever.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Yakuza is so brilliant. What a shame no bugger buys it. :-(

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Hero of Canton

    Kazuma Kiryu is one of gaming’s all time great protagonists. Like you say, Blerk, it’s just a pity few people know this.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Blerk

    They should do a 360 version this time, too – maximise their audience, like. Quite why this and Valkyria have remained PS3-exclusive, I dunno – everything else from Sega is usually cross-platform. For such niche titles it seems odd to stick to a single machine.

    #4 7 years ago

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