Update: Hostesses will stick around this time, Sega’s confirmed.
Original: Sega surprised just about everyone this morning with a quiet, but unexpected announcement right before E3. Ryu ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu wo Tsugumono, known as Yakuza 4 in the west, will be available to English speaking audiences come Spring 2011.
Exclusively for the PlayStation 3 system, Yakuza 4 allows players to control not just one, but four different characters. Each will have their own unique story to guide you through the game’s plot.
Fans also have a chance to ask series producer Toshihiro Nagoshi their burning questions, which will be answered sometime after E3. Those interested can head over to Sega’s European Blog.
See the first screenshots of the English version of the game by way of the gallery.