First, the Examiner updated their post and said the quote from Ray Almeda, a Sega employee, was not an official statement.
We asked the Sega PR representative that worked on Yakuza 2 what’s going on with Yakuza 3 and received the following statement.
“We have no confirmation on whether or not Yakuza 3 is coming over to the states. We’ll keep you posted if anything changes.”
While this isn’t a confirmation that Yakuza 3 is coming out, it leaves the door open for a possible release. There’s also a slim chance Yakuza 3 could get an international release via another publisher like Atlus or NIS America, two companies that specialize in localizing Japanese games and published Sega titles outside of Japan.