If fanboys complain loudly enough, can they get a game localized for an English release? The answer appears to be: yes, at least according to an unnamed 1UP source "close to the project," who says that "Yakuza 3 is currently being localized for release in the U.S. and European markets."

If true, it'll be interesting to see if people will actually buy the game. The late-to-the-party PS2 release of Yakuza 2 was largely ignored. Could Yakuza 3 meet the same fate, now that Yakuza 4 is already on its way to Japan?

[Thanks, Marius!]Rumor: 1UP 'source' says Yakuza 3 is Westward bound originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 21 Sep 2009 01:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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