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Rumor: Atlus to Localize Yakuza 5 in the West

Astarte

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Even though I heard some pretty bad things about the plot, I want to visit the world of yakuza again!
Please atlus, let it happen!
 

Sutton Dagger

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Had a blast with 1, currently playing 2 which is even better - 3 is good as well and 4+5 are knocking it out of the park according to several posters here

So yeah, this franchise is pretty great
Any videos that show how they play? Are they like brawlers with story elements?
 

Yaqoub

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Love Atlus's localization team, I hope it's true. Already planning on dipping on the Japanese release but will definitely get the localized one if it's ever done.

I hope Ishin is on the agenda too.
 

Aru

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Yakuza 3 was decent, I enjoyed it quite a bit. But I bought it for really cheap, so it might have helped. Haven't played Yakuza 4 but I would gladly buy a digital version on PSN. Or skip it and go straight to 5 if the rumor is true.
 

kmax

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YES! Bring this home, baby! Please, let this be true. Atlus absolutely rocks!
 

DasFool

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Any videos that show how they play? Are they like brawlers with story elements?
Think of the combat as a 3D Streets of Rage or Final Fight. You go around smacking dudes and build up a special meter that can unleash power moves. There are weapons strewn about that you can pick up and beat the shit outta your opponents with.

Outside of battles, they are action adventure games with a Tokyo setting. You can run around and explore the whole city district and find sidequests and food shops and other places/exhibits/etc. that add to the authenticity. It is an absolute blast to explore because there is some truly wacky shit in these games.
 

Endo Punk

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Prefer Ishin instead but not that it matters because ATLUS doesn't localise for Europe. Maybe Bamco can lend us a hand..
 

M_Night

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Since Atlus localize almost every game they make/publish, they must have found a way for their localizations to be profitable. They could be better than SEGA at this, so maybe that's why.
NA localisation only. With us Europeans importing.

Single market cost.
 

ShogunDarius

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People saying EU won't get this because atlus remember Sega is the owner of the series thus they are the likely candidate for the EU publishing just atlus doing the localisation.
 
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It's going to be a dub without a dual audio option.

Nobody is more tone-deaf about this than Atlus. They are like the Microsoft of JP game localization publishers.
 

_hekk05

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It's going to be a dub without a dual audio option.

Nobody is more tone-deaf about this than Atlus. They are like the Microsoft of JP game localization publishers.
Unfortunately so. I love Atlus, but they always get this one bit wrong.

Original audio am cry