Yakuza: Dead Souls coming to US in March 2012
by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 5, 2011 10:00AM PDT
Yakuza: Of the End, the surreal undead spin-off of Japanese gangster series Yakuza, will indeed be coming to North America, developer and publisher Sega announced today. Localized as Yakuza: Dead Souls, it's headed to PlayStation 3s across the western world in March 2012.
Yakuza: Dead Souls bizarrely shakes up the notoriously plodding series with an undead invasion, turning zombies and mutants loose in the fictional Tokyo district of Kamurocho.
The Yakuza are still trouble too, mind, but as Dead Souls introduces firearms, from pistols and machine guns, to rocket launchers and a cybernetic chain gun arm, you'll probably be all right.
The western release includes extras originally released as downloadable content in Japan, and new mini-game Pachislot. Dead Souls launched in Japan in June, having been delayed when the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan one week before the game's originally scheduled release.