The success of\u00a0<em>Yakuza Kiwami\u00a0<\/em>and\u00a0<em>Yakuza Kiwami 2\u00a0<\/em>have had fans itching for the remaining games in the series to get the same treatment. While both of the Kiwami games were essentially complete remasters of\u00a0<em>Yakuza\u00a0<\/em>and\u00a0<em>Yakuza 2\u00a0<\/em>respectively, the rest of the games in the franchise are finally receiving a bit of an upgrade, though only in the form of HD remasters.\r\n\r\nBy purchasing the <em>Yakuza Remastered Collection<\/em>, which is priced at a full $59.99, you will receive\u00a0<em>Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4,\u00a0<\/em>and\u00a0<em>Yakuza 5,\u00a0<\/em>but there's a bit of a catch. Buying the collection today will only get you the third game in the series, with the fourth and fifth titles coming at later dates.\u00a0<em>Yakuza 4\u00a0<\/em>will be released on October 29th of this year, with\u00a0<em>Yakuza 5\u00a0<\/em>dropping on February 11, 2020. That gives you a couple of months in between releases to catch up--and with the amount of content each game has, you'll definitely need it.\r\n\r\nAll three games are rendered at 1080p while running at 60FPS, which is a massive improvement over the original release's 720p 30FPS. There are also some neat quality-of-life improvements, including the addition of sub-story markers, completely new (and improved) localization, English karaoke lyrics, and all of the content that was originally cut for the western releases of each game. It's a lot of cool additions, and it definitely gives old-school fans a reason to jump back into these titles.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=eAIae9XCETY\r\n\r\nThe\u00a0<em>Yakuza\u00a0<\/em>franchise has seen a huge boost in popularity here in the US since the release of\u00a0<em>Yakuza 0,\u00a0<\/em>which many consider to be the best game in the series. While it's always been a huge success in Japan, most of the titles have failed to live up to the same sales numbers in the west. However, the games have an incredibly passionate fan-base, which has driven SEGA to continue English localization for the series.\r\n\r\nThe games follow a variety of characters as they navigate the deep underbelly of Japan's Yakuza scene. Each game features a well-written, mature story with some great twists and turns throughout. Gameplay revolves around picking up missions in a highly-detailed open-world version of Japan, often involving some in-depth, hard-hitting beat-em-up action. The games are well-known for the variety in side-activities, allowing you to sing karaoke, compete in a ton of minigames, play games at a SEGA arcade, and partake in a ton of other crazy distractions.\r\n\r\nUnfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a plan to release these titles individually, so as of right now, you have to shell out the full $60 if you want to experience them. Of course, it's not that steep of a price, considering you get three great titles that you can easily sink hundreds of hours into over the next year. The collection is available both physically and digitally for PlayStation 4.