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SEGA PR rep explains why Yakuza 5 release date was removed

Earlier today, SEGA published a blog post detailing some of the translation issues they’ve had with Yakuza 5.

But the most newsworthy piece of the post was that they were targeting a mid-November release for the much-anticipated PlayStation 3 release.

However, soon after it was published, the post was edited, removing any mention of the mid-November release window. We reached out to SEGA and received some clarification for why it was removed.

SEGA PR rep John Hardin explained that the release date was removed because SEGA was worried people would take the language too specifically and that it would be able to release Yakuza 5 in that time frame if everything goes to plan.

He reiterated that SEGA still hopes to release the game in mid-November but is non-committal on the date.

Yakuza 5 will release digitally on the PS3.

Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief at SEGA Nerds and Mega Visions Magazine. Over the years, he's written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others. Oh yeah, he's also been a diehard SEGA Nerd his entire life.

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