Sega is well on their way to completing Ryu ga Gotoku 3 (Yakuza 3) and the zillion mini-games within the main game. When you’re kicking back away from the main quest Kiryu Kazuma relaxes by playing golf and visiting hostess bars. So, it’s rather fitting that pre-orders of Ryu ga Gotoku 3 come with Kamutai magazine, a 48 page nightlife guide that feature hostess bars in Kabukicho which is the real life equivalent of “Kamurocho” in the game. Other Ryu ga Gotoku games came had a similar promotion, although they had CG models on the cover.
Sega USA hasn’t committed to publishing Yakuza 3, but one thing is for sure it won’t come with an issue of Kamutai magazine if it gets released in internationally. We’ll wait for two years to pass before giving up all hope on a Yakuza 3 localization. They still have Yakuza: Kenzan to do right now anyway.
Images courtesy of Sega.