Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Announced for PS4, Launching December 7 in Japan
Sega has just announced Yakuza: Kiwami 2 for PlayStation 4. It’s scheduled for a Japan release on December 7 at 7,590 yen for the standard edition and 11,590 yen for the limited edition.
The limited edition will include:
- Yakuza: Kiwami 2 game software
- Three-disc “Kiwami” CD set
- Disc A: Kazuma Kiryu Famous “Kiwami” CD
- Disc B: Majima Goro Famous “Kiwami” CD
- Disc C: Yakuza: Kiwami and Yakiza: Kiwami 2 soundtrack “Kiwami” CD
- Special set of 10 business cards of charactesr that appear in the game
- Various downloadable content
- Exclusive costumes
- Exclusive weapons
- Play Spot-exclusive additional characters
- One million in-game yen
- PlayStation 4 theme and avatars
- Limited edition packaging
Check out the Trailer:
“Originally released on PS2 in 2006 (in Japan anyway. It didn’t arrive west until 2008), Yakuza 2 received much critical acclaim. Unlike the first Yakuza, which received an english dub in the west, Yakuza 2 preserved the series’ Japanese flavour, opting to subtitle the crime drama while retaining its original voice acting.
We dug it back in the day, though its blocky PS2 character models have not aged well. Given how good Yakuza Kiwami looks, this remake should go a long way towards contemporising the gangster tale.
In fact, the Taiwanese PSN listing noted that Kiwami 2 will use the Dragon Engine, which is making its debut in Yakuza 6, slated for a western release on 20th March. Digital Foundry’s John Linneman found the Japanese version of Yakuza 6 to be a notably more impressive technical achievement than that of its predecessors.”
Yakuza 2 is an action-adventure game by Sega, the sequel to Yakuza. It was released on December 7, 2006, for the PlayStation 2 in Japan and in September 2008 in North America and Europe. The game focuses on the former yakuza Kazuma Kiryu who receives a request for help from his former group, the Tojo Clan, to keep relationships with the eastern group, the Omi Family, stable. Across Kazuma’s journey he learns of a Korean mafia group linked with the Omi Family and becomes the rival of the Omi’s “Kansai Dragon”, Ryuji Goda.
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