With just two days standing between us and the release of Yakuza 3’s HD remaster for PlayStation 4 in Japan, excitement is certainly drumming in the long-running series’ home nation. Bringing in that excitement even more so, SEGA decided to share a few more screenshots from the upcoming release; they’re certainly not as glamorous as the visuals of Yakuza Kiwami 2, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to be any less excited about them.
Showcasing Yakuza 3’s “Underground Coliseum” minigame, the new screenshots give us a look at Kiryu fighting his way through waves of enemies in a variety of different battle styles. There are two modes to the minigame, with the first having you fight your way through solo using a number of items offered to you, where the second allows you to fight tag-team with different characters you’ve met throughout your travels.
With SEGA’s long-running Yakuza series receiving widespread success both in its home country of Japan and internationally, we’re constantly reminded of just how far behind the game’s English-language releases really are. Just two days before the release of Yakuza 3’s HD remaster in Japan, we’ve still got a few weeks before we’re even able to get our hands on Yakuza Kiwami 2, a title originally released in Japan during December 2017. I can’t be too upset though, I’m still more than grateful we’re even able to get our hands on the series in the first place.
Set to release on PlayStation 4 in Japan on August 9, further information on the upcoming HD remaster of Yakuza 3 can be found via the game’s official website.