Sega announced their plans to release their action-adventure game, Yakuza Kiwami 2 in the West later this year.
The game is a remake of the 2006 video game Yakuza 2, and is the series’ second remake title following 2016’s Yakuza Kiwami, developed using the Dragon game engine from Yakuza 6. It was first released in Japan on December 7, 2017.
Check out Yakuza Kiwami 2 announcement trailer followed by a brief overview of the story & key features after the jump:
Yakuza Kiwami 2 Announcement Trailer
“It’s been a full year since Kazuma Kiryu took his leave from the world of the yakuza during the events of Yakuza: Kiwami.
Fate, however, has other things in mind for the legendary Dragon of Dojima, and Kiryu finds himself back on the front lines of a potential all-out war.”
- 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.
The pre-order and first run copies of the game receive will come in “an elaborate SteelBook featuring Kiryu and his fierce rival, the Dragon of Kansai, Ryuji Goda.” Pre-orders for the game will be available soon, check back later.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 will release both physically and digitally on August 28, 2018 in the Americas and Europe for $49.99 on PlayStation 4.