There’s nothing I love more than a good trade show shadow drop, except for maybe the Yakuza series of games. Today’s Gamescom surprise, then, is a little bit awesome.
The Yakuza Remastered Collection hits Western PS4s right now and includes upscaled re-releases of Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 5.
They’re not all included at launch, mind, but the $99.95 asking price encompasses all three as they are released. The schedule goes as follows:
Celebrate Kazuma Kiryu’s saga with the beautifully remastered Yakuza 3, 4, and 5. With restored content and updated localization in 1080p and 60fps, experience the complete Yakuza collection on one console for the first time in history.
Yakuza 3 Remastered, available on 20 August, 2019.
Yakuza 4 Remastered, available on 29 October, 2019.
Yakuza 5 Remastered, available on 11 February, 2020.
Taking into account Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, Yakuza Kiwami 2 and Yakuza 6, that means that Western PS4 owners will soon be able to play through Kazuma Kiryu’s entire story on the one console. That’s pretty special for something that started on the PlayStation 2 and spans three console generations.
You can grab the Yakuza Remastered Collection right here on the PlayStation Store. There will also be a very attractive physical release of the collection, marking the first physical release of Yakuza 5, which is pretty cool. No word yet on this one hitting Australian retailers but we’ve always had good access to the series’ hard copies so I’d say it’s a good shot at happening.