Kurohyou Ryu ga Gotoku English Fan Translation in the Works

Kurohyou Ryu ga Gotoku English

KHHsubs announced it is working on an English fan translation for Kurohyou Ryu ga Gotoku Shinsho. The PSP spin-off in the Ryu ga Gotoku series (also known as Yakuza in the West) originally released back in 2010. The translation group will upload walkthroughs of and cutscenes from the game.

KHHsubs is a non-profit fan translation group. It worked on translations for Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan and Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin in the past. The group also worked on Ryu ga Gotoku Zero and Hokuto ga Gotoku. However, it abandoned both of those projects due to official releases. According to the group’s website, it was working on a translation patch for Kurohyou Ryu ga Gotoku Shinsho as early as 2014, but halted the project sometime in 2015. The group’s current plans for Kurohyou appear to only involve releasing videos with subtitles.

Released in Japan in September 2010, Kurohyou Ryu ga Gotoku is a spin-off game in the Yakuza series. The game follows protagonist Tatsuya Ukyo, a ruffian youth framed for an assault. The title takes place in Kamurocho, where Tatsuya gets mixed up with the Tojo clan. The game never launched in western territories. Even with the growing popularity of the Yakuza series in the west, Sega still has not announced a release on modern hardware.

In the meantime, you can check out our review of the latest entry in the series, Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

Oni Dino
Oni Dino is a Japanese-English translator, localization editor, and podcaster. He has several video game credits and regularly translates columns from Masahiro Sakurai and Shigeru Miyamoto. When not knee-deep in a JRPG and wishing games had more environmental story-telling, he's attending industry events and interviewing creative auteurs to share their stories.