SEGA has announced that Yakuza 4 is now available to download on the PlayStation Store for all digital owners of The Yakuza Remastered Collection.
Taking place a year after the events of Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4 drops players back into the red-light district of Kamurocho, with a twist. For the first time in the series, players will get to experience the game’s story through the perspectives and unique gameplay styles of four playable characters:
- Kazuma Kiryu – The Dragon of Dojima; former yakuza and all-around great dad.
- Shun Akiyama – The Lifeline of Kamurocho; an enigmatic loan shark with a heart of gold.
- Taiga Saejima – Tiger of the Tojo; bound by honor and loyalty to his clan, his stern face betrays his gentle heart.
- Masayoshi Tanimura; The Parasite of Kamurocho; a dirty cop who fights for what he believes in.
The next third and last title included in this collection, Yakuza 5, releases on the 11th of February, 2020. The Yakuza Remastered Collection is far from a typical console generation port. In addition to graphical and performance upgrades (720p>1080p at 30>60fps), all three games have gone through a rigorous re-localization process. The English scripts for each game have been reviewed, revised, and even rewritten in some cases, and content previously cut from the Western releases of Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 have been re-added in The Yakuza Remastered Collection.