Sega’s latest entry in the Yakuza series, Yakuza 0, has been confirmed for a western release with a launch window of ‘early 2017.’ The game acts as a prequel to the series with players taking control of series mainstays of Kiryu and Majima as Yakuza foot soldiers; before they earned the title of Dragon and Mad Dog.
In Japan, Yakuza 0 was released on both PS3 and PS4, however the game will be released (both physically and digitally) in North America and Europe on PS4 only. The game was announced back in December at the Playstation Experience, however Sega has confirmed that the game will see a simultaneous release in both regions.
This is a major plus over the latest entry to the series to make it stateside, Yakuza 5, which was an exclusive Digital release in 2015, long after its original release in Japan back in 2012. However, Yakuza 5 is on sale for 25% off on PSN now until April 5th.