I’ll be honest — I’d never heard of the Yakuza series before Yakuza 0 launched in North America earlier this year. I watched a few streams and thought it was … well, interesting.

Thanks to that brief taste of craziness, today’s news intrigues me. Sega has just announced the free-to-play Yakuza Online for PC and iOS/Android devices. The game is set after the events of Yakuza 6 and is scheduled for a 2018 launch in Japan.

Will we ever see that game, or a Yakuza 2 remake or Fist of the North Star game that were also announced, get Western localization? That’s the question being posed by Sega and Ryu ga Gotoku Studios in a survey. If any of those titles sound like the kind of thing you’d like to see get English (or any other language) localizations, let your voice be heard. Just … maybe not like this.

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. Rea on August 28, 2017

    They sure really care about that, look at that amazing Phantasy Star Online 2 NA ser… oh wait

    • YOHO MOHO on August 28, 2017

      You do know that there is a server dedicated to foreigners + English patch is easier to use than ever.

      Also the latency is good enough to play outside of JP.

      • Kevin Flemming on August 28, 2017

        Apparently, they’ve added the IP block again. Still going to see if I can get it working though.

        • Kevin Flemming on August 28, 2017

          Ah, sod it. Can’t even get to the game through their site. Don’t have the patience to piss around trying to get things to work. Either it works first time or I don’t bother.

      • That Man on August 28, 2017

        There’s a server where English players tend to flock to, but it sure isn’t dedicated to foreigners. The devs and publisher are very much JP only, officially.