Yakuza Producer Presses Likely Localization For Yakuza Ishin In Following The Response To Ghost Of Tsushima

Posted on March 25, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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As of today, March 25th, the entire mainline Yakuza installments are now on Xbox. After roughly a year of work porting the games to Microsoft’s platform, all six entries alongside Yakuza: Like a Dragon are available on the storefront. Now, it’s time to see the same ambition for spin-off entries from RGG Studio. Already, the Japanese developer plans to release Judgment this coming April next month.

However, Ryu Ga Gotoku appears to possibly welcome other spin-off entries that never left homeland Japan. Titles like Yakuza Ishin for instance that only shipped to PlayStation 4 in the studio’s native country. But, Sega has commented on the possibility of bringing the game to the west later down the road.

Additionally, Yakuza franchise producer Daisuke Sato also shared an interest to bring the game to English-speaking fans. But, Sato elaborates that the game is in need for a remake rather than a simple remaster if the deed was to be done. Now in a new report transcribed by Video Game Chronicles, Sato shows to be confident in the game’s release in the western hemisphere following the release for Ghost of Tsushima.

Even long before Ghost of Tsushima, I did want to release samurai games like Kenzan and Ishin in the West. Unfortunately, after Yakuza 0, we were very busy with remastering the numbering Yakuza titles for the PS4, so we missed the opportunity to work on some of these other games.

However, if anything, Ghost of Tsushima has helped Western gamers become more interested in samurai, so I should think of it as now is a more opportune time to release these titles.

Not only has Ghost of Tsushima swiftly earned the reputation in becoming a hallmark release from Sony Interactive Entertainment, but the game has also earned enough influence in becoming a motion picture. In a report from Deadline, John Wick director Chad Stahelski. The production will be overseen by PlayStation Pictures & Sucker Punch Productions as the movie’s producers.

In the same interview with GameBlog, Sato also elaborates on his desire to return to third-person shooter, binary Domain. While praised by its players, Sato shares there are some aspects he wishes to change if given the opportunity. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you hopeful for Yakuza Ishin to come to the west?

Yakuza Ishin is currently available for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in Japan.

Source: Video Game Chronicles

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