Yakuza 5 May Be Released In November

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The Sega Blog has posted an update regarding the status of Yakuza 5 for the PlayStation 3. An exact release date isn’t available yet, but the company is shooting for a November release. To be more specific, Sega is saying, “mid-November.”


Sega also offered an explanation as to why Yakuza 5 doesn’t have a firm release date yet. It’s due to some localization issues. The translation seems to be done, but the insertion of text is causing some troubles. Sega needed to address some bugs that manifested and had to dig into the source code to make sure the English text could appear properly in place of Japanese.


Yakuza 5 will be a PlayStation Store exclusive in North America. Like Yakuza 4, it has multiple protagonists, which include Kazuma Kiryu, Shun Akiyama, Taiga Saejima, and, for the first time, Haruka Sawamura and Tatsuo Shinada.

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