Sega is bringing a ‘Best of Japan’ lineup to PC for the first time ever, including the likes of the absolutely sublime Yakuza Zero and Yakuza Kiwami, along with the upcoming Valkyria Chronicles 4, Shining Resonance Refrain, and of course, the upcoming Shenmue I & II HD remasters we already knew about.
The Japanese publisher has said it’s all part of Sega’s big plan to convert more of its Japanese-centric library to PC, amping them up with PC enhanced features and improved visuals.
The first game to arrive as part of the ‘Best of Japan on PC’ initiative is Yakuza Zero on August 1st. I cannot stress enough how fantastic this game is, and of course, the more folks who buy it, the greater the chance of Yakuza 2-6 making it over as well. It’s not quite the same, but it scratches a similar itch to the Shenmue series, albeit with a much greater focus on fighting.
Anyway, Yakuza Zero is hilarious, over-the-top, epic melodrama that’s just packed with things to do and funny little Easter eggs to find. Practically the entire series takes part in the same really compact open-world, showcasing how it changes from the 80’s through to the modern day. It’s awesome stuff and highly recommended.
The PC version of Yakuza Zero will come with 4K support, an unlocked frame rate, and other promise niceties. It’s also an absolute bargain. The pre-order is up on Steam now, priced at $17.99/£13.49.