Yakuza 4 will see fewer cuts than Yakuza 3, says SEGA

Wednesday, 6th October 2010 20:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


SEGA has said there will be fewer cuts made to Yakuza 4 when it’s localized for the west.

Good news for those who were upset over cuts made to Yakuza 3.

Speaking with Kotaku, SEGA community manager Aaron Webber told the site that hostesses and the clubs which employ them will be back, as well as Mah-Jong and all the game’s side-quests.

The part of Yakuza 4 which will definitely be getting the axe again is the interactive Japanese trivia show Answer X Answer, and not because it’s considered too Japanese for western gamers, but because of the mini-game’s 16-bit-style graphics.

According to SEGA, the amount of work involved in reworking the text for the mini-game would cause the game to miss its spring 2011 release, which Webber said was more important.

Yakuza 4 has been out in Japan since March, and the fifth installment with zombies is currently in development.



  1. Suikoden Fan

    ok that cut i can live with, can you ask sega if they will ‘patch’ the cut content back into yakuza 3?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    ^ They wont.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Robo_1

    Yakuza 3 had so much content, the fuss kicked up over the cut content seems ridiculous in hindsight.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Suikoden Fan

    @robo_1 if you played the first 2 beforehand you’d know why it was kicked up

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Hunam

    To be honest, if they weren’t stupid and made all the graphics in the languages during full development instead of pawning it off afterwards they’d be fine.

    The west does it, games are usually fully localised before they even hit america’s shelves.

    #5 4 years ago

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