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A Yakuza 0 Western release has finally been confirmed for early 2017. The prequel to Sega’s Japanese crime saga will come to the PlayStation 4 in Europe and North America in both physical and digital releases. Yakuza 0 takes players back to the Tokyo of 1988, as a young Kazuma Kiryu dives into the world of the yakuza crime organisations. Fans will also get to take control of a series regular – the unhinged “Mad Dog” Goro Majima.
As usual for Yakuza, the game will release with Japanese audio and English subtitles. After a long 3 year wait, the West finally saw a digital-only release for the PlayStation 3’s Yakuza 5 last year. We praised the title in our review, but for some it was too little too late, especially with those turned off by a full-priced PS3 game being download only in late 2015. Now it seems that Sega is once again looking to support the series in the West, though only time will tell how localisation efforts for Yakuza 6 or remake, Yakuza: Kiwami will turn out.