Sega announced today, via the PlayStation Blog, that Yakuza 3 is heading to the west early next year. Fans have been requesting a western release for months, and those requests are now answered as we’ll see Yakuza 3 released exclusively on the PlayStation 3 in the U.S., Europe, and Australia in March of 2010.
The western release will feature the original all-star Japanese voice cast with English subtitles.
Aaron Webber, assistant community manager at Sega of America, thanked fans for their devoted support of Yakuza. He said, “Last but not least, we’d like to give special thanks to you guys, the Yakuza fans! Your passion and dedication has helped make this a reality, and we’d like to extend that thanks by letting you submit questions to the Yakuza 3 development team in Japan! To do so, just put *Dev Question* before typing your question here in the comments.”