SEGA chose an usual release path for The Yakuza Remastered Collection. Players bought the collection fro $59.99, and over several months each game would unlock as it became available. As part of this, Yakuza 4 Remastered has been unlocked and is now available for download. It’s a unique way of handling an HD collection, but I kind of like it, since the Yakuza games always feature a ton of content, and this way it doesn’t overload players all at once.
Yakuza 4 Remastered takes place a year after Yakuza 3, and the Dragon of Dojima returns to the red light district. This is the first time Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 have been available for PlayStation 4, and follow the Yakuza Kiwami remakes to complete the franchise on Sony’s console. Currently, the collection is only available digitally for $59.99, but after Yakuza 5 releases digitally, there will be a limited run of physical copies of the game. These will be available for the same price, and will span two discs in mid-February.
Yakuza 4 was one of my favorite titles in the franchise, so I’m really excited to jump back into the seedy Yakuza underworld and explore Japan once more. Yakuza 4 Remastered will also enjoy all of the upgrades available to the rest of the collection. This means that players will see improved visual fidelity and frame rates, from 720p to 1080p, and 30fps to 60fps. Additionally, these are the definitive Western releases of all these titles, and will see previously cut content return to the franchise. Finally, in order to maximize the localization process, the scripts have been reworked, revised, and at some points rewritten to help them fit in better with Western audiences.
Yakuza 4 Remastered and the rest of the collection are a hell of an undertaking for the studio, so check out the launch trailer now, and then head on over to your PS4 to begin downloading Yakuza 4 Remastered today.
Yakuza 4 Remastered is available for download now. Those who wish to wait on the physical release can preorder here.