News – Yakuza: Of the End retitled and coming to the West

October 5, 2011 by  
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As expected, Yakuza: Of the End will be retitled for the West and will go under the name of Yakuza: Dead Souls.

SEGA has now confirmed that the PS3 exclusive will be released in March of next year, and it will come included with the entire storyline intact, downloadable content that was released for the game in Japan, and we’re also told to expect a brand new Pachislo mini-game.

Yakuza: Dead Souls is a rather odd entry in SEGA’s series. A zombie outbreak in Kamurocho and a focus on gun-play are two things that distance this one from the rest of the series.

“We know how much people love Yakuza in the West and with Dead Souls being the latest and greatest in the franchise, it is only right we bring it to them closer to the Japanese release than ever,” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA.

The addition of zombies may very well help SEGA shift a fair few copies.