Looks like when Yakuza 3’s release outside of Japan it will not have the Hostess Club bits or the Answer x Answer arcade quiz game.
Apparently, those segments are slightly too “Japanese” for western gamers.
“The content between Yakuza 3 US/UK and Yakuza JP is a little different in that we took out certain bits in order to bring the game to the west in the time allotted for us to do so,” SEGA told IGN (via Joystiq).
“The parts we ended up taking out were parts that we felt wouldn’t make sense (like a Japanese history quiz game) or wouldn’t resonate as much (such as the concept of a Hostess Club).”
SEGA says the dating aspect of the game will not be affected, and “the story experience was the same as the Japanese version.”
So there ya go.
Yakuza 3’s out March 12. Check out the latest trailer through here.