Well, at least Sega isn’t dragging out the bad news any longer. There are no plans to localize Yakuza 5. Series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi told Edge that the current focus is on the next Yakuza project, Yakuza Ishin.
The Yakuza Studio team is a fixed size, and we have to choose between forging ahead with the next game or localizing the one that just came out. This time the size of the game was so large, so rather than localizing that game we chose to focus our manpower on the new game.
There is no news on Yakuza Ishin getting a western localization. With this current news, is anyone planning on importing Yakuza 5?