Sega recently released a survey for Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, and fans were asked numerous questions. However, one question in particular seems to suggest that Sega is trying to gauge interest in a Fist of the North Star localization. The game launched in Japan in March this year and does not have a localization planned, but it looks like Sega is open to change that.
The question from the survey reads “While no localization has been announced at this time, how interested are you in the Fist of the North Star game created by the developers of Yakuza?” Survey takers are able to respond with “Would not buy it,” “I probably wouldn’t buy it,” “I’d buy it under the right conditions,” “I’d probably buy it,” and “Day One! I would pre-order it.”
Now this doesn’t mean that Sega will release this game in the west, but depending on the result of the survey it is entirely possible. The Yakuza series has enjoyed greater success in recent years and has opened the door for other games to follow suit, so while this wouldn’t have been possible in the past it’s definitely on the table today. The game released on March 8 in Japan exclusively for PlayStation 4.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is out now exclusively for PlayStation 4, and marks the end of Kazuma Kiryu’s saga. The series is set to continue beyond this point, but it will likely be switching gears a bit. Next up for the series is a remake of Yakuza 2 in the form of Yakuza: Kiwami 2, which is set to launch exclusively for PlayStation 4 on August 28th.
Source: Sega Nerds