Yakuza Zero goes West


At PlayStation Experience last weekend, a release window was finally given for Yakuza Zero. Yakuza Zero is the prequel to the original Yakuza, set amidst the economic boom of Japan in the 80s.

Yakuza Zero will be released in physical and digital form next year in North American markets for the PlayStation 4. A European release date remains disappointingly unconfirmed. Still, English speaking fans of Yakuza should be happy to learn that Yakuza 5 will finally drop into the PlayStation Store today, the 10th anniversary of the series. Sony said that this couldn’t be a more perfect release date.

Meanwhile, Japan will see the release of two new entries in the Yakuza series next year: Yakuza 6 and Yakuza: Kiwami, a remake of the original Yakuza. Sales of Yakuza Zero could prove to be the deciding factor in whether or not we’ll see these games get an English release. I love the Yakuza series so buy the game and spread the word.