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Yakuza 3

Platform(s): PlayStation 3
Genre: Action
Publisher: SEGA
Release Date: March 9, 2010 (US), March 12, 2010 (EU)

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'Yakuza 3' (PS3) Coming to North America/Europe After All?

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT

Seems the previously revealed Yakuza 3, set 400 years before the first two titles in the series, was nothing but a spin off while the real third installment in the franchise is still set in modern times, situated two years after Yakuza 2, set in Ôsaka and Okinawa.
Yakuza 3 takes a departure from the first two games by moving from the gritty cityscape of Tokyo, to Okinawa, where Kiryu runs a center for orphaned children. The orphanage is on land that is owned by a mob boss who is under pressure from the government to sell the land, making life once again tough for Kiryu. While earlier this week SEGA hinted that it might be bringing Yakuza 3 over to the west after all, sources have indicated that the game is being localized for Europe/North America as we speak. While SEGA is expected to announce Yakuza 4 at the Tokyo Game Show, we can only hope it will also shed some light on the previous title's faith.

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