This is probably one of the times I'm glad to be within the PAL area =D.
and a sidenote, boxart looks dreadful btw .... another downside to localisations, the original look way better (http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/8773/boxyakuza3ps3.jpg) but at least they didn't dub this win.
Thanks for the heads up on this Super Drake ! I must've missed that kotaku post, great to know the collectors edition is regular for us PAL dudes ! By the way, about the box-art, yeah it's shameful, the Japan version is so sleek. I'm guessing we won't get that because it features a Kazuma smoking a cigarette and you know how anti-smoking europe and the west in general is these days but oh well at least we get the game !
^ No probs, glad it helped also another side note nothing was cut according to BBFC (http://www.bbfc.co.uk/website/Classified.nsf/e8ea0df3a881175480256d58003cb570/3ab2c7a0185f1484802576860059448d?OpenDocument)
Yeah lol, at least we get this and I am very glad they just translated this mainly because I think it was cheaper for sega. Could you imagine them dubbing the karaoke songs instead of just romanizing and translating them and a Japanese Yakuza with a british/american accent won't do justice.
I'm very interested to know how well this does but i'm going to get this over the other games next month and hopefully it does well enough to be a reason for sega to bring over 4 (however amazon sales data say so otherwise).