SEGA talks Yakuza: Kenzan localisation

SEGA has touched on the prospect of Samurai slash-em-up Yakuza: Kenzan making the jump to western territories.

Writing in a post on NeoGAF, a community representative for the US branch of SEGA commented, “The only potential problem I personally see with Kenzan is that it takes an already niche audience here in the states and may break it down even more.”

“But there’s something to be said about other popular Samurai games, even though gameplay wise, Kenzan is still very much a Yakuza title.”

Elsewhere, the rep also reached out and thanked those who have plonked down pre-orders for the upcoming Yakuza 4, noting how crucial pre-sales are in the long run.

“It’s amazing how much pre-orders can also help those numbers. Thank you to those fans reading this who already did pre-order, as even just one does make a difference in the end,” said the post.

For those out of the loop, Yakuza: Kenzan released back in 2008 for PS3 and takes the form of a spin-off title set in 1600s Japan. Another non-traditional Yakuza offering, dubbed Of the End, is due out in Japan at some point this year and takes the form of a co-op zombie blaster.

Yakuza 4, meanwhile, is scheduled to launch in the US on March 15 and in Europe on March 18.