As guessed, Sega announced Yakuza: Dead Souls for North America and Europe today. Out in March 2012, Dead Souls is the localized version of Japan’s Yakuza: Of the End.
Yakuza: Dead Souls is set in Tokyo’s red light district, which is under attack by hordes of zombies. As “four of the most infamous characters of the series,” players will “Face armies of the undead and incredibly powerful mutants,” as well as the Japanese underworld. A third-person shooter, the game features “everything from pistols, machine guns and rocket launchers” to chainsaws and forklifts.
“We know how much people love Yakuza in the West and with Dead Souls being the latest and greatest in the franchise, it is only right we bring it to them closer to the Japanese release than ever,” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA.
The debut trailer can be seen below. Screenshots and box are can be found at the gallery.