Pre-order and first run editions to come with exclusive SteelBook
Those looking forward to Yakuza Kiwami 2 are in for some good news today, as SEGA has announced that the game will be hitting the West on August 28.
A sequel to Yakuza Kiwami, Yakuza Kiwami 2 is an HD re-imagining of the original Yakuza 2. Players will not only be able to enjoy the original Yakuza 2 story, but will also have a number of added features to look forward to, including enhanced graphics, and a detailed re-localization. For more information, check out the list of key features below:
- Dragons Belong on the Dragon Engine – Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a re-creation of the original Yakuza 2, completely rebuilt in the Dragon Engine, the same engine used in developing Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. Experience gorgeous graphics on top of seamless transitions between battles or when entering or leaving buildings. All cutscenes and key voiced lines have been re-recorded to be as true to the original as possible, while reaping the benefits of the most powerful engine the Yakuza series has ever seen.
- Big Hits, Minigames – Kiryu hasn’t let his time away from the front lines dull his skills in combat or leisure. Pull off a wide variety of brutal (and hilarious) Heat Actions, and challenge new minigames such as Golf Bingo, the original arcade release of Virtual-On, the return of Yakuza 0’s much-celebrated Cabaret (including the return of fan-favorite Yuki!), Majima’s revamped Clan Creator, and even SEGA’s infamous Toylets!
- Unveil the Truth of Goro Majima – This time around, Kiryu isn’t the only one running the show – fans of the Mad Dog of Shimano won’t want to miss this new Majima-centric campaign, which features Majima as a playable character, complete with his trusty dagger, and sheds light on his personal journey from the end of Yakuza Kiwami up to Yakuza Kiwami 2.
- Extreme Localization – We’ve gone through the Yakuza Kiwami 2 script with a fine-toothed comb; every effort has been made to ensure that it’s the most faithful representation of the original Japanese. SEGA is committed to supporting the best Yakuza experience possible for the series’ dedicated fans around the world.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 is slated for release in the West on August 28, both digitally and physically, on the PlayStation 4. Additionally, those who either pre-order or purchase first-run copies of the game can snag a SteelBook case featuring Kazuma Kiryu and his rival Ryuji Goda. Are you looking forward to diving back into the Yakuza series’ roots? Let us know in the comments below!