Trying to hide leaked information always seems silly to me. If it leaked, you might as well come out and promote it. Such is the case with SEGA and a Japanese listing for “Yakuza 1&2 HD,” which was unceremoniously removed from their release schedule after apparently being prematurely posted. The listing also revealed a December 1st release date and a ¥5,229 (~$65) price point.
As a newcomer to the Yakuza series, I’d be thrilled if an HD re-release collection was made available. The comedy/horror spin-off I played was a blast, so it’d be great to get my hands on the games that started it all. The Japanese crime drama series is criminally under-appreciated in the states, but hopefully it will start to catch on if products like this are more readily available in the West.
Stay tuned to BT for any future confirmations or localization news.