Yakuza 5 Western Release Date Announced

Yakuza 5 is making its way west, bent on murder and money.

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During the Playstation Experience keynote today, an American and European release date was given for Japanese crime game series entry Yakuza 5. The latest adventures in extortion and murder will be coming our way digitally to Playstation 3 on December 8th.

American gamers interested should note that this very immediate release date only gives them a short window in which to take advantage of a pretty sweet deal. A current deal exclusive to U.S. PS3 owners gives gamers the option to save 15% on the game by pre-ordering it. This option is also beneficial as it will allow the game to be pre-loaded onto Playstation 3 systems before launch day.

Yakuza 5 is set across five different Japanese cities, and follows the intersecting paths of five different people who have all been involved with the dangerous Japanese mafia in various ways over the years. All five players in this nefarious game are pulled back into the Japanese world of crime and villainy, and will have to use skills of both mind and body to survive.

Yakuza 0 was also announced to be coming to the US.


Jay Petrequin started writing at HeyPoorPlayer in the summer of 2012, but first got his start writing for It's Super Effective, a Pokemon podcast that happened to be a reflection of two of his biggest interests: pocket monsters, and making people listen to him say things.

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