A post ostensibly about the "Top 5 Movies to Get Hyped for Yakuza 5" on Sega's official blog contains the news. Sega expects to release the game in mid-November, "if all goes to schedule."
This window is the result of a delay caused by "a few weird development bugs that popped up in localization," according to the post. These bugs came from pieces of the Japanese text that weren't switching over to English, and have since been worked out.
Sony is collaborating with Sega to bring the action-adventure PlayStation 3 title to the West. Fans have themselves to thank for the release, with creator Toshihiro Nagoshi saying at the time of its announcement that the decision to localize the game came down to "so many requests from fans of the series."
While the West is finally getting the series' fifth title, Japan will receive a remastered version of the original Yakuza for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on Jan. 21. That game, Ryu Ga Gotoku Kiwami, will be joined by a brand new sequel for the PlayStation 4 next fall. Both Yakuza 6 and the remake of the first game were announced at Tokyo Game Show 2015 in September.