Yakuza of the End announced for March release in UK and US

Wednesday, 5 October 2011 16:10 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

SEGA has announced Yakuza of the End will be released in March 2012 in the US and Europe on PS3, and is to be renamed Yakuza: Dead Souls for the regions.

Dead Souls was outed as a possible name for the title last month thanks to a trademark filed by SEGA in Europe.

The game features the entire storyline from the Japanese release along with a brand new mini-game called Pachislot.

“We know how much people love Yakuza in the West and with Dead Souls being the latest and greatest in the franchise its only right we bring it to them closer to the Japanese release than ever,”said Gary Knight, SVP of Marketing at SEGA.

Yakuza: Dead Souls features gunplay for the first time in the Yakuza series, and players will use everything from pistols and machine guns to rocket launchers in a bid to rid Kamurocho, the famous red light district of Tokyo, from hordes of zombies.

The game will also contain previously unplayable characters Ryuji Goda and Goro Majima.

Check out the screens and video below.