Yakuza 3 will get an English localization announcement at Gamescom. It was spotted along with Atlus’ Catherine: Full Body as part of a stream schedule during Gamescom.
This announcement was leaked through a Livestream schedule posted by Rocket Beans TV as spotted on ResetERA. The schedule lists Catherine Full Body from Atlus USA in addition to Yakuza 3, which hasn’t been announced for a Western release. It is already out in Japan where Sega has released Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 remasters for PS4.
Yakuza series has received two full remakes with Yakuza Kiwami 1 and 2 but the rest of the games were simply remastered with a high frame rate and resolution for PS4. The series then continues with Yakuza 6 on PS4 while a brand new Yakuza has also been confirmed to be in development.
Sega has made some changes when it remastered Yakuza 3 including cutting some controversial content. The game runs at 1080p and with smooth 60 FPS on the PS4, which is an upgrade from the PS3 version. There are no visual upgrades unlike the remake for Yakuza 1 and 2. It remains to be seen if Sega will announce the localization for just Yakuza 3 or the two other remaining games will also get localized.
Gamescom is expected to kick off this week beginning with the Opening Night Live event hosted by Geoff Keighley. There are rumors about some of the announcements from Gamescom including a list of games and some Gears of War 5 crossover news.