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Yakuza 3
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): PlayStation 3
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sony PlayStation 3
JP
¥7,600 (7,980)[1] BLJM-60132
Sony PlayStation 3
JP (The Best)
¥3,800 (3,990)[2] BLJM-55012
Sony PlayStation 3
JP (Nobori Ryuu Pack)
¥43,790 (45,980)[3] HSN-0016
Sony PlayStation 3
JP (The Best Reprint)
¥2,800 (2,940)[4] BLJM-55026
Sony PlayStation 3
US
$? BLUS-30494
Sony PlayStation 3
US (Download)
$? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
UK
£49.99 BLES-00834
Sony PlayStation 3
FR
€? BLES-00834
Sony PlayStation 3
DE
€? BLES-00834
Sony PlayStation 3
ES
€? BLES-00834
Sony PlayStation 3
IT
€? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
AU
$? BLES-00834
Sony PlayStation 3
KR
₩? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
KR (BigHit)
₩? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
TW (The Best)
NT$? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
CA
$? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
AS
? BLAS-50195



Yakuza 3, known as Ryu ga Gotoku 3 (龍が如く3) in Japan, is an action game developed by Sega CS1 and published by Sega for the PlayStation 3. It is the sequel to Yakuza 2 for the PlayStation 2.

Story

Story takes place in 2009, three years after the events of Yakuza 2. Kiryu leaves his old life behind and finally settles in Okinawa with his adopter daughter Haruka. He becomes headmaster of an Okinawan orphanage and dedicates his life to the children living there. His quiet life is shattered again when, Nakahara, a local Yakuza boss who he became friends with is attacked and gravely wounded by a man who looks like Shintaro Kazama (Shintaro Fuma in the English versions), Kiryu's late surrogate father who was killed during the events of the first game.

Kiryu again travels to Kamuro-cho to find the culprit. When he arrives, he is shocked to learn that Daigo Dojima, his friend and current chairman of the Tojo Clan is also attacked and wounded by the same man.

Kiryu attempts to solve the mystery and eventually caught in a plot which involves another possible civil war in Tojo Clan, Japanese Government, a vicious arms smuggling organization and CIA.

Like Yakuza 2, story takes place in two locations, this time in Kamuro-cho and Okinawa.

Gameplay

Yakuza 3 introduced the Karaoke mini-game, Chase Battles and "Revelations", special moments which inspire Kiryu to learn new fighting moves. "Feel the Heat" moments, special finishing moves for boss battles, which was added first in Yakuza 2 also improved.

Achievements

Main article: Yakuza 3/Achievements.

History

Release

A limited edition PlayStation 3 console was released in Japan called the "Nobori Ryuu Pack" (昇り龍パック), priced at ¥43,791 (45,980 inc. tax). The console is white with a dragon tattoo design, and came with a copy of Yakuza 3.

The North American version received considerable controversy when it was released in mid 2010 when Sega of America, in an attempt to release the game early, cut nearly 30 percent of the content, including the hostess dating and hostess maker mini game. Nothing from the main story was been cut, however.

This decision was reversed with PAL copies of the game, which went above and beyond what was expected, bundling the game with the renamed Ryu ga Gotoku 3 Original Soundtrack, all DLC and a PC program explaining who all the characters are.

Legacy

Despite the cut content, game sold well in the overseas, promting Sega to release sequel Yakuza 4 in English. Cover of the overseas versions also criticized for being poorly made.

Production credits

This article needs a list of production credits, either from the game itself, a manual, or other reliable source.

Magazine articles

Main article: Yakuza 3/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Artwork

Photo gallery

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 2008-05-03
90 2010-03-09
94 Dengeki
60 April 2010, p94
95 №1055, [1]
90 April 1, 2010
90 May 2010, p66
60 April 2010, p116
90 April 2010, p111
80 №191, p74
90 PSM3
90 2008-05-03
90 2010-03-29
90 2010-03-18
Sony PlayStation 3
86
Based on
14 reviews

PlayStation 3, US
Yakuza3 PS3 US Box.jpg
Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 3, EU
Yakuza3 EU cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, JP
Yakuza3 JP cover.jpg
Cover
Yakuza3 PS3 JP disc.jpg
Disc
PlayStation 3, JP (Nobori Ryuu Pack)

PlayStation 3, JP (PlayStation 3 The Best)
Yakuza3 PS3 JP Box TheBest.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, JP
(The Best) (Reprint)
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Cover
PlayStation 3, UK
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Cover
PlayStation 3, FR

PlayStation 3, DE
Yakuza3 PS3 DE Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, ES

PlayStation 3, IT
Yakuza3 PS3 IT Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, AU
Yakuza3 AU cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, CA
Yakuza PS3 CA Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, KR
Yakuza3 PS3 KR Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, KR (BigHit)
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Cover
PlayStation 3, TW (PlayStation 3 the Best)

PlayStation 3, AS

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/bljm60132.html (archived 2009-02-20 18:51)
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/bljm55012.html (archived 2009-11-26 20:02)
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://sega.jp/ps3/ryuga3/ (archived 2009-09-08 13:14)
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/bljm55026.html (archived 2011-12-01 01:52)
  5. http://blogs.sega.com/2010/03/10/yakuza-3-arrives-in-the-west-review-scores-soar/
  6. 6.0 6.1 File:Yakuza 3 Premium Edition email blast FINAL.pdf
  7. https://archive.is/04g6C


Yakuza/Ryu ga Gotoku series of games
Sony PlayStation 2
Yakuza (2005) | Yakuza 2 (2006)
Sony PlayStation 3
Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! (2008) | Yakuza 3 (2009) | Yakuza 4 (2010) | Yakuza: Dead Souls (2011) | Ryu ga Gotoku 1&2 HD Edition (2012) | Yakuza 5 (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (2013) | Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin! (2014) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kiwami (2016)
Sony PlayStation Portable
Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou (2010) | Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura Hen (2012)
Nintendo Wii U
Ryu ga Gotoku 1&2 HD Edition for Wii U (2013)
Sony PlayStation 4
Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin! (2014) | Yakuza 0 (2015) | Yakuza Kiwami (2016) | Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (2016) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kiwami 2 (2017) | Hokuto ga Gotoku (2018)
Yakuza/Ryu ga Gotoku related media
Music
Ryu ga Gotoku & Ryu ga Gotoku 2 Original Sound Track (2007) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! Original Soundtrack (2008) | Ryu ga Gotoku 3 Original Soundtrack (2009) | Ryu ga Gotoku 4 Densetsu wo Tsugumono Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (2010) | Ryu ga Gotoku 4 Densetsu wo Tsugumono Original Soundtrack Vol.2 (2010) | Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinsho Original Soundtrack (2010) | Ryu ga Gotoku of the End Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (2011) | Ryu ga Gotoku of the End Original Soundtrack Vol.2 (2011) | Ryu Uta: Ryu ga Gotoku Karaoke Best Selection (2011) | Ryu ga Gotoku The Best Original Sound Track (2011) | Majima no MajiROCK (2012) | Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Asura Hen Original Soundtrack (2012) | Entenka / Shonan no Kaze (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5 Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5 Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Featured Songs (2012) | Ryu Uta: Ryu ga Gotoku 5 The Best Songs Collection (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5 Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Original Soundtrack Vol.2 (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku Series Best Soundtrack (2014) | Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (2014) | Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! Original Soundtrack Vol.2 (2014) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho - 80's Hits! Collection (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho - 80's Hits! Collection (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho Original Soundtrack Side A (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho Original Soundtrack Side B (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kiwami Original Soundtrack (2016) | Ryu ga Gotoku 6: Inochi no Uta Original Soundtrack (2017)
Book
Yakuza Official Strategy Guide (2006) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (2013) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 6: Inochi no Uta Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (2016) | Ryu ga Gotoku 6: Inochi no Uta Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (2017)


(unsorted): Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shin Fumi Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura Hen Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura Hen Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 2 Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 2 Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 3 Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 3 Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu o Tsugumono Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu o Tsugumono Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! Kouryaku Shinan no Sho | Ryu ga Gotoku of the End Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku of the End Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Thank You no Sho (20xx) |

Film
Like a Dragon: Prologue (2006) | Like a Dragon (2007)