Sega has confirmed it will be porting
Japan's Yakuza: Of the End game to western markets under a new handle, Yakuza:
Dead Souls. The title will be released as a PS3 exclusive and contain the full
game, DLC, and a bonus slot machine game called Pachislot.
“We know how much people love Yakuza in the West and with Dead Souls
being the latest and greatest in the franchise, it is only right we bring it to
them closer to the Japanese release than ever,” said Gary Knight, Sega's senior
VP of marketing in today's announcement.
Yakuza Of the End (soon to be Dead Souls)
was originally released in Japan this June as a zombified spin-off of the
Yakuza series of crime games. The title takes place amidst a zombie outbreak in
Japan's seedy Kabukicho district, and is the first game in the Yakuza franchise
to feature gunplay as a primary means of combat. Playable characters include
Yakuza series' main man Kazuma Kiryu, Shimano liutenant Goro Majima, Yakuza 2's
Ryuji Goda, and hostess club owner Shun Akiyama.
Yakuka: Dead Souls will land on North
American and European shores in March 2012.Oct 5, 2011