Rumour: Yakuza 5 headed West courtesy of Atlus

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Fans of Yakuza 3 and 4 were left high and dry when series producer Toshihiro Nagoshi admitted in September last year that Sega had no plans to bring its ambitious crime drama Yakuza 5 to the West.

Now it seems that the publisher may have reconsidered the game’s localisation following the latest issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly which claims we shouldn’t rule out Yakuza 5 coming to America under the Atlus banner (Atlus’ parent company Index Corporation was acquired by Sega late last year).

If this rumour turns out to be true then we could also see the upcoming PS3 and PS4 spin-off title Yakuza Ishin heading West at some point depending on how well Yakuza 5 performs.

Be sure to browse through El33tonline’s previous coverage of Yakuza 5 for more trailers, screenshots and details relating to this open-world PS3 exclusive.

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