Yakuza 3 scores high in Famitsu Weekly

Critical reception to SEGA’s forthcoming PlayStation 3 prequel, Yakuza: Kenzan! (Otherwise known as Yakuza 3) has got off to an impressive start in its native Japan, where the game has received a score of 37/40 from Famitsu Weekly.

For the uninformed, the publication awards games a score of 1-10 based on four different reviewers, with Yakuza 3 managing a highly impressive 10,9,9,9.

Yakuza 3 is a PS3-exclusive and third iteration in the critically acclaimed adventure series from Sega, and takes the form of a prequel set in the year 1605, based on the developers own hopes of rekindling the samurai spirit of Japanese history.

A western release has yet to be announced.