Yakuza: Of the End officially coming to US in March 2012 as Yakuza: Dead Souls

I don’t know why Sega ever considered not bringing the zombie-riffic Yakuza: Of the End to America, but today the publisher finally announced the game’s North American release as Yakuza: Dead Souls.

Exclusively available for the PS3, Yakuza: Dead Souls will feature dangerous gangsters that can kill nine times before you hit the ground versus reanimated corpses who are already dead. However will they win? Bringing guns to the series for the first time (and bolting a minigun to the arm of one of the largest Yakuza) might be a good start:

Yakuza: Dead Souls is set in the infamous red light district of Tokyo, which is under attack from hordes of zombies. Players will not only face armies of the undead and incredibly powerful mutants, but a treacherous Japanese underworld that is just as merciless. Playing through the eyes of four of the most infamous characters of the series, witness allegiances shift quickly and the line between friend and foe lost. If you thought zombies were bad… meet the Yakuza!

The western release of Yakuza: Dead Souls will include the complete game as well as all of the downloadable content released in Japan and a new minigame, Pachislot. It’ll also star everyone’s favorite Yakuza member, Kazuma Kiryu.

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