Kiryu Fights Forever With PS4 Remasters of Yakuza 3, 4, and 5.

Kiryu Fights Forever With PS4 Remasters of Yakuza 3, 4, and 5.

You can take Kiryu out of the Yakuza, but you can't take the Yakuza out of Kiryu.

Sega is bringing remasters of Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 to the PlayStation 4. It appears getting away from the Yakuza games is as difficult as getting out of the actual yakuza. Mind, spending time with series protagonist Kiryu is more much more pleasant—and considerably safer—than being indoctrinated into Japan's notorious gangster scene.

The news about the remasters arrived courtesy of the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation, as well as the latest issue of Famitsu Weekly. Gematsu translated and summarized the information available. The remasters will reportedly contain the same content as the original games but will run at 1080p and at 60 FPS.

The first remaster, Yakuza 3, is coming to Japan on August 9 and costs ¥3,990 (approximately $35 USD). The Yakuza 4 remaster is coming in Fall 2018, and the Yakuza 5 remaster is coming in Spring 2019.

Kiryu quietly wonders why he's not allowed to rest, and thinks deeply upon which god he might've offended.

Sega hasn't said whether it plans to bring the remasters to the West, but the company's been on a righteous crusade to give Yakuza a much-deserved push on these shores. The localization of Yakuza 3 for the PlayStation 3 received some bad press in 2010 when fans learned many of the game's sub-quests were cut (including the option to visit Japanese hostess bars). No doubt a "complete" translation of Yakuza 3 would be very welcome.

Does the long and sometimes twisted timeline of Kiryu's adventures (and misadventures) have you baffled? We can help you sort everything out with our guide to everything you need to know about the Yakuza series.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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