Yakuza Kiwami 2 will be available as part of Xbox Games Pass when it releases later this month
SEGA today announced that Yakuza Kiwami 2 will be releasing on Xbox One and Windows 10 on July 30th and will be available on both platforms as part of the Xbox Games Pass subscription service.
Initially released on the PS4 in the west in 2018, Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a remake of the 2006 PlayStation 2 title Yakuza 2. The game features a complete graphical overhaul courtesy of SEGA’s Dragon Engine, which powered Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (read our review here) and all the bells and whistles that come with it, including the ability to seamlessly take brawls off the streets and into the shops of Kamurocho.
Other updates include the addition of the popular cabaret club minigame from Yakuza 0 and an all-new unlockable “Majima Saga” side story that details what happened to Goro Majima between the events of Yakuza 0 and Kiwami 2.
You can find a full rundown of the Windows 10 version of Yakuza Kiwami 2 below courtesy of SEGA:
- 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. Character facial animations have undergone a significant overhaul, and all cutscenes and key voiced lines have been re-recorded to enhance the exhilarating drama that unfolds throughout the game.
- Big Hits, Mini Games – Experience visceral street brawling and weapon-based combat, and tons of leisure activities in Kamurocho (Tokyo) and Sotenbori (Osaka), Pull off a wide variety of brutal (and hilarious) Heat Actions, and challenge new minigames such as Golf Bingo, the original arcade release of Virtua Fighter 2, the return of Yakuza 0‘s much-celebrated Cabaret (including the return of fan-favorite Yuki!), Majima Construction-themed Clan Creator and real-time strategy game, 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.