Yakuza 5 Will Include All Japanese DLC, Discounted Pre-Order Now Available on PS3

With the PlayStation Store update today in North America, Yakuza 5 is now available for pre-order on PlayStation 3 for a special price of $33.99, complete with a static theme.

Along with this news, Sega confirmed that the North American and European versions of Yakuza 5 include all the Japanese DLC:

Lesser known about the western release of Yakuza 5 is that includes all the Japanese DLC, including “Another Drama” which is a series of extensive sub-plots that focus on each protagonist. Whether you are training for dance battles, ferrying people around as a taxi driver, or even helping out as a temporary ramen cook, there’s a whole world to explore! Head into CLUB SEGA and play some Virtua Fighter 2 with your friends over PSN. If you prefer to play something more rhythmic, you can check out Taiko no Tatsujin and drum to the beat of some music.

Catching you up on other Yakuza 5 details, Sega said there are five protagonists, the game takes place across five major Japanese cities, each protagonist was involved with the criminal organization in the past and is about to get pulled back in, the battle and customization systems have been enhanced from Yakuza 4, and there will be lots to do between the story plot, including heading to the batting center, testing your luck and skills at the UFO Catcher (Claw Machine) mini-game, playing poker, sea fishing, or bowling.

Yakuza 5 is set for release this year in North America and Europe. When Sega’s John Hardin was asked if we might see it sooner (September) or later (November/December), he replied:

We don’t have it fully locked in yet, but it’s looking like it won’t be “sooner” 🙁

We should have a solid date in a few weeks though!

Originally released in Japan in 2012, Yakuza 5 is one of the most requested titles to be localized in PlayStation ‘s #BuildingtheList campaign.

[Source: PS Blog]