SEGA has revealed it is looking at ways to remake Yakuza 2, 3, 4 and 5 for the PlayStation 4 following the success of Yakuza: Kiwami.
Speaking during a recent livestream event, Yakuza series producer, Toshihiro Nagoshi said that Kiwami, which is a remake of the original Yakuza for PlayStation 3, performed well at retail in Japan, and as such may light the way for more remakes.
Nagoshi-san was keen to point out that nothing has been set in stone yet, although the possibility of yet more Yakuza remakes is certainly there.
SEGA is currently developing the next instalment in the popular action-adventure series for PlayStation 4. The publisher last week set a Yakuza 6 release date in Japan for December 8, 2016, although it’s unknown right now when it’ll see the light of day in western regions.
While some entries in the series have remained exclusive to Japan—notably the spin-off titles Yakuza: Kenzan and Yakuza: Ishin among others—the mainline franchise has been localised for western audiences, although in the case of Yakuza 5 it took a few years to arrive.
Yakuza 0 release date announced
Yakuza 0 is the next title lined up for a U.S. and European release, with SEGA confirming last week that the game will hit stores on January 24, 2017. The prequel was originally released in Japan back in March 2015.
While the Japanese version was made available on both PS3 and PS4, Yakuza 0 will be a PS4-exclusive release in the west.
Yakuza launched on the PS2 back in Japan in late 2005, and proved a huge commercial success on its home turf, with the series selling over 7.5 million copies to date.