*OUT NOW* Yakuza 5 Consoles: PS4, PC, Xbox, PS5, Gameplay, Release Date, Trailer & Trophies
Arriving next week, but will you be able to play the Japanese smash on your console?
We’re throwing it back – way back to 2005 when the Yakuza series initially kicked off and went on to become a phenomenal success for Sega.
Yakuza has now sold a combined total of over 12 million units, and with the Remastered series rolling out over recent months, the incredible success of the franchise is set to continue.
The PS4 Remaster of Yakuza 5 has now officially launched – check out the launch trailer here!
The game’s focus is on ‘the Dragon of Dojima’, Kazuma Kiryu, who severed his ties with the criminal underworld for the sake of his family.
For various reasons, Kazuma returns to his life of crime and violence, heading out on various wild adventures across five major Japanese cities.
What consoles will Yakuza 5 appear on?
There are Yakuza fans that have played every single release, championing its unique drama and ridiculous side-stories.
However, firing up these games on their original hardware will present a multitude of challenges that current-gen gamers won’t be bothered to work through.
Players looking for a massive hit of nostalgia will be able to play all three remastered versions exclusively on PS4 from 11 February 2020.
The series has almost solely been exclusive to PlayStation, with only Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwomi coming to Xbox One.
A PC version could be possible in the future with franchise producer Daisuke Sato telling VG/247 ” I can’t comment on that at this very moment, but I wouldn’t say it won’t ever happen.”
After all, PC players have had the chance to play Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2.
Yakuza 3,4,5 remasters would be the next logical step to make in the story.
What about PS5?
That said, Yakuza 7 is already available in Japan and will go worldwide at some point this year.
It is far more likely for number 7 to appear on PlayStation 5, than a “Remaster” of the Remastered edition.
With Yakuza 5 coming to PS4, the remastered collection of the main series of Yakuza games will finally be complete.
There are a few snippets that feature some brutal combat scenes, so this trailer is not for the faint-hearted.