SEGA has announced that the Japanese hit Ryu ga Gotoku 3 (Yakuza 3), which sold over half a million copies, is to be released across Europe, Australia and the US exclusively for PS3 in March 2010.

"Yakuza 3 was one of the most requested titles for localisation by our European SEGA community, so we are delighted to be able to fulfil their wishes with this announcement," said Gary Knight, European Marketing Director, SEGA Europe Ltd. "As well as delving even further into the rich narrative of the Yakuza universe, the development team have pushed the PlayStation 3 hardware to the limits to produce a beautiful and startlingly realistic depiction of the Japanese underworld."

Yakuza 3 will feature full English subtitling, whilst retaining the outstanding voice acting from the original Japanese version of the game.

In this third game in the series players will take on the role of Kiryu Kazuma and will explore familiar Tokyo haunts from the first two games, along with a completely new setting in the tropical island of Okinawa.