Everything about The Yakuza Remastered Collection
Long considered, more wrongly than rightly, as the Japanese penchant for Grand Theft Auto, the Yakuza series has now lasted for about fifteen years. And it’s not over, since Like a Dragon, the latest opus, was released last month on Japanese PS4s. Meanwhile, and while waiting for its arrival in the West, we benefit from The Yakuza Remastered Collection. A compilation which brings together the three numbered episodes released on the PlayStation 3, in somewhat revised editions
What is The Yakuza Remastered Collection?
If today we are shining the spotlight on The Yakuza Remastered Collection, it is not without reason. Indeed, offered around sixty dollars, this compilation includes Yakuza 3, 4 and 5. Excellent titles, which were previously only available on the PlayStation 3, and moreover not easy to find. Enough to allow all PS4 owners to embark on the complete series, with the remakes of the first two components subtitled Kiwami, the prequel named Yakuza 0, and The Song of Life, the sixth highly successful opus. And this pending, of course, the next Like a Dragon, not yet dated in everywhere.
Three games for three compelling stories, mainly featuring Kazuma Kyriu, but not only. Indeed, if he is the protagonist of the Sega series, he is nevertheless not alone in command of the fourth part. He is joined by three other leading figures, each with their own fighting style, and their way of approaching Kamurocho and his not always very welcoming populace. As for Yakuza 3 , not the most popular of the license, it takes us first for a tour on the almost peaceful island of Okinawa, before returning to the ill-famed streets of Tokyo, which will be the scene of the events of its two suites.
Yakuza Remastered Collection
For this new release, Sega and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio have not done things by halves. We regret the absence, once again, of a written translation in French. That said, The Yakuza Remastered Collection has had its dialogue rewritten in part, in order to benefit from a better English localization. In addition, the censorship having affected the Western versions at the time of their release on PS3 jumped, revealing even larger content, with missions and dialogues unpublished by us. This particularly concerns the third component, which thus recovers several ancillary activities.
Finally, remaster requires, this new version embeds improved graphics. Sega indeed promises us 60 frames per second, as well as a 1080p resolution. Enough to pay the best tribute to these titles which, casually, are still starting to age!
Will the Yakuza remastered collection PC?
Announced at Gamescom 2019, the new versions of these three big games are coming out in two distinct forms. First of all, you will understand, they are available digitally via the PlayStation Store, and this now. The collection is available there. So these are three games to which you are entitled to the price of one.
But lovers of the collection will not have missed the information: The Yakuza Remastered Collection is also entitled to a physical version. That said, for the latter, you have to be responsive since it is only available in a very limited number of copies. The ideal was still to go through the pre-order box. This physical edition contains all three games, held on two CDs, as well as the empty box of the fifth installment. A small gift to fans, the title has only appeared in dematerialized form on our PlayStation 3. As for the price, it is the same as in the PS Store. But The Yakuza Remastered Collection is not coming immediately on PC.
About the physical version of The Yakuza Remastered Collection
This physical and limited edition is available on February 11, 2020, and contains Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 5 on two discs. Its presentation will be that of a red box marked with the dragon tattoo of the Kiryu brand. According to SEGA, this is a historic milestone, since it is the first time that Yakuza 5 has been available in physical format in the West, offering us the possibility of having the original PlayStation 3 box as an extra. It will be a very, very limited version.