Just last week, more rumors cropped up indicating that Yakuza 3 could finally be hitting the West early next spring. And while that's all fine and dandy, by that time, Japan will already gonna be punching tigers in the face with upcoming Yakuza 4.
Speaking of which, it seems like Sega is gearing up for a big Yakuza announcement. The official site for the game has been updated with pedestrians that walk by and tease at an announcement, saying things like "It will be announced!" and "It has finally been decided!". The page also encourages fans to check back daily. Make your way over there and check it out for yourself.
The logical choice would be a release date or demo announcement, the more exciting choice would be a Nagoshi-branded tanning lotion. I hope it's the latter.
Yakuza 4 is currently due next spring in Japan, exclusively on the PS3.