Although no HD edition for Yakuza 1 & 2 has been officially announced, a SEGA release schedule may have let the cat out of the bag. Naturally, the game has been yanked from the release schedule by now, but not before someone on the internet grabbed a screenshot (visible at left).
The screenshot shows the HD edition of Yakuza 1 & 2 releasing on December 1, 2012. The game is priced at 5,229 yen, or about $65. Such a release date is a little questionable with Yakuza 5 also due in December, but maybe SEGA is hoping that the new game will inspire players to go back to the series’ origin. Who knows.
Of course these releases are for Japan, so who knows when we might see such games in North America or Europe.
Update: Yakuza 1 & 2 HD has been confirmed in Famitsu for a November 1, 2012 release date in Japan.