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'''''Yakuza 3''''', known in Japan as '''''Ryū ga Gotoku 3 (龍が如く3, “Like a Dragon 3”)''''', is the third game in the ''[[Yakuza series|''Yakuza'' series]]. It was released on PlayStation 3 in Japan on February 26, 2009, in North America on March 9, 2010, in Australia on March 11, 2010, and in Europe on March 12, 2010. It received a high definition port in Japan on PlayStation 4 on August 9, 2018 and worldwide on August 20, 2019.
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'''''Yakuza 3''''', known in Japan as '''''Ryū ga Gotoku 3 (龍が如く3, “Like a Dragon 3”)''''', is the third mainline game, and the fourth game overall, in the [[Yakuza series|''Yakuza'' series]]. It was released on PlayStation 3 in Japan on February 26, 2009, in North America on March 9, 2010, in Australia on March 11, 2010, and in Europe on March 12, 2010. It received a high definition port in Japan on PlayStation 4 on August 9, 2018 and worldwide on August 20, 2019.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:55, 9 September 2019

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Yakuza 3
Developer Sega CS1
Ryū ga Gotoku Studio
Publisher Sega
Systems PS3, PS4
Released PS3 JP: February 26, 2009
PS3 NA: March 9, 2010
PS3 AU: March 11, 2010
PS3 EU: March 12, 2010
PS4 JP: August 9, 2018
PS4 WW: August 20, 2019
Added to Museum PS3: October 26, 2018
PS4: August 21, 2019

Yakuza 3, known in Japan as Ryū ga Gotoku 3 (龍が如く3, “Like a Dragon 3”), is the third mainline game, and the fourth game overall, in the Yakuza series. It was released on PlayStation 3 in Japan on February 26, 2009, in North America on March 9, 2010, in Australia on March 11, 2010, and in Europe on March 12, 2010. It received a high definition port in Japan on PlayStation 4 on August 9, 2018 and worldwide on August 20, 2019.

Plot

In 2007, Kazuma Kiryu and his adopted daughter, Haruka Sawamura, were at a cemetery, paying their respects to their lost friends and family. Kiryu's love interest, Kaoru Sayama, told Kiryu she was leaving Japan to receive training in the United States. In addition, detective Junichi Sudo told former detective Makoto Date that he and the other officers involved in the gang war the previous year were promoted in return for keeping silent about the fact that a member of the Jingweon mafia was able to successfully take on the false identity of Wataru Kurahashi and infiltrate the Tokyo Metropolitan Police force.

Kiryu, in an effort to leave his Yakuza past behind him, planned to take over as the manager of the Morning Glory orphanage in the Ryukyugai district of Okinawa. However, before he left Tokyo he visited his rival, Goro Majima. Majima had left the Yakuza to run a legitimate business, Majima Construction, and was in the process of building a skyscraper known as Kamurocho Hills. Kiryu was concerned that the man he picked to be the sixth chairman of the Tojo clan, Daigo Dojima, was too young and experienced. So, Kiryu convinced Majima to rejoin the Tojo clan as the head of his own organization within the clan.

Kiryu's time running the orphanage runs into problems when he learns that multiple eviction notices have been sent by Shigeru Nakahara, the owner of the land on which the orphanage lays, and a yakuza who is the head of the Ryudo organization. After Kiryu spots two men spying on the orphanage, he confronts them and learns that they are part of the Ryudo organization. After Kiryu beats them in a fight, he is taken to see Nakahara, who explains that he is being pressured to sell the land to make way for a seaside resort. Nakahara refuses to reconsider selling, however, Kiryu states that he will not leave.

In 2008, one of the Ryudo men, Rikiya Shimabukuro, visits the orphanage and asks Kiryu to help find Nakahara's adoptive daughter Saki, who can not speak. Nakahara has become drunk and depressed as he believed that Saki had left to go to her mother, who has returned to Okinawa. Kiryu agrees to help and learns that Tetsuo Tamashiro, the head of a rival yakuza organization, was planning on selling Saki to get ahold of Nakahara's territory and that Saki's mother was helping him. After Tamashiro's defeat, Saki's mother stated that she didn't want Saki, so she chose to return to Nakahara. Daigo Dojima, sixth chairman of the Tojo clan, visited the Ryudo organization. He revealed that Tamashiro was working with the politician Yoshinobu Suzuki, to secure the land for the resort and that Defense Minister Ryuzo Tamiya plans to get the land for his military base expansion bill.

In 2009, Daigo was shot and fell into a coma, Nakahara was attacked, and the deed to the orphanage was stolen. Saki provided Kiryu with a drawing of Nakahara's attacker, who looked exactly like Kiryu's deceased adoptive father, Shintaro Kazama.

Versions

The original PlayStation 3 release of Yakuza 3 had several changes when it was translated into English, including the name of the game itself. In Japan, it was titled Ryū ga Gotoku 3, or Like a Dragon 3, after the dragon tattoo on Kiryu's back. In addition, several character's names had been changed. The hostess cabaret, mahjong, and shogi mini-games were removed and all substories and trophies related to them were removed as well. The Answer X Answer mini-game that asked questions regarding Japanese history was also removed.

In addition to displaying at a higher resolution, the PlayStation 4 version of Yakuza 3 has some changes from the PlayStation 3 original due to contract issues and changing moral standards. Some of the actresses that played the hostesses have been changed to the hostesses from Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza Kiwami 2, due to their contracts expiring between releases. The substories that made fun of Michiru, a male-to-female transgender person, have also been removed. As Yakuza 3 was localized in China and Korea for the first time, the Tomashiro family crest, which originally resembled the Japanese imperial flag, has also been changed to avoid offending people in those countries. The Answer X Answer mini-game that asked questions regarding Japanese history has been removed from the PlayStation 4 version in all territories. The cigarette has also been removed from Kiryu's mouth on the cover art that is based on the original Japanese PlayStation 3 version.