Sega Releases Extreme Yakuza Kiwami Vlog and AMA Details

Friday, August 25th, 2017

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Yakuza Kiwami

 

In a new press release, Sega says they have a “very extreme” Yakuza Kiwami short launch vlog for fans to watch. In addition, the Localization Producers for the Yakuza series are doing an AMA on Reddit on September 8th. It will be at /r/PS4 at 12:00 PM PDT. In the meantime, here’s that short Yakuza Kiwami launch vlog:

 

The launch of Yakuza Kiwami is only a few days away now, as the game is hitting PlayStation 4 on August 29th. It will be available in both physical and digital formats for a price of $29.99. The game is designed to be a good entry point into the series for new players as well as returning players. The ESRB has rated Yakuza Kiwami M for Mature. Those who preorder the game will get it in a nice SteelBook case, shown here:

Yakuza Kiwami

 

Players who pick up digital copies of the game from the PlayStation 4 will also receive a Yakuza theme for the PS4 menu. Here are a couple screenshots showing it off:

Yakuza Kiwami Yakuza Kiwami

 

The developers also have a few DLC packs lined up for the game in the very near future. Here is a rundown of them:

Kiwami Fun Pack (Release Date: 9/05/2017)

  • Dragon Tattoo (Kiryu’s shirtless outfit)
  • Stamina/healthy recovery items (Toughness Emperor, Tauriner ++, Staminan Royale)
  • Modified Model Gun (a handgun weapon)
  • Gold Plate (a sell for cash item)

 

Kiwami Street Pack (Release Date: 9/12/2017)

  • Prison Escapee (Kiryu’s prison outfit)
  • Pocket Circuit parts (Extra Balance Motor, Extra Slim Tires, Boost Gears, and Speed Frame Plus)
  • Stone of Enduring (an item that protects against a critical attack once)

 

Kiwami Fun Pack 2 (Release Date: 9/19/2017)

  • Black Suit (Kiryu’s black suit outfit)
  • Toughness

Yakuze Kiwami

 

You can check out the full press release below:


 

COVER:

TITLE:
Yakuza Kiwami
PLATFORM:
PlayStation®4
 
RELEASE DATE:
Aug. 29, 2017
 
GENRE:
Action RPG
PLAYERS:
1
 
ESRB:
M
 
PRICE:
$29.99
OFFICIAL WEBSITE:

 

 

A Very Extreme Yakuza Kiwami Launch Edition Vlog

Yakuza Kiwami

 

Plus, the Yakuza Series’ Localization Producers Are Doing an AMA on Reddit on Sept. 8!

 

Last year we decided to have some fun with the business cards from the “Business Edition” ofYakuza 0. Why not have some more fun with the launch of Yakuza Kiwami next Tuesday? This time around, we show just exactly how extreme the Yakuza Kiwami launch edition is. Check out our vlog below!

 

Video
YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9ThCNZIXuU

 

We’ll also be having a Reddit AMA with the patriarchs of the Yakuza series localization family, Scott Strichart and Sam Mullen! The AMA will be conducted at /r/PS4 and will begin at 12:00 PM PDT on Sept. 8. Scott and Sam are ready to talk about their experience with localizing Yakuza Kiwami and probably have a couple entertaining stories about what goes on behind-the-scenes of localization. Be sure to tune in!

 

Yakuza Kiwami Features:
  • A Family Patriarch’s Ransom of New Content – “Kiwami” literally translates to “extreme,” and the game was named that for good reason. Not just a simple graphical upgrade, Kiwami adds nearly 30 minutes of cutscenes alone, providing all-new insight into the game’s plot and creating common threads with series prequel Yakuza 0. There’s also added distractions (Pocket Circuit car racing, MesuKing: Battle Bug Beauties, new hostesses, and more), side quests, combat updates, re-recorded Japanese dialogue, and more to bring the original Yakuza game into the latest console generation.
  • A Place for Newcomers and Veterans – Yakuza Kiwami is the ultimate bridge in the series: newcomers or those whose Yakuza experience started with Yakuza 0 will have familiar, exacting controls, top-notch SEGA localization, and a solid starting point for entering the Yakuza franchise fresh. Veterans will experience a familiar Kamurocho and plot, but with new levels of story depth and graphical polish.
  • But it was me! Majima! – Completely new to Kiwami is the “Majima Everywhere” system, where the series’ deranged, one-eyed maniac will constantly surprise and challenge Kiryu to combat when he least expects it. We’re talking “popping out of a goofy costume” levels of surprise, so players must stay on their toes and be ready to defend themselves from Kiryu’s chief rival.
  • Extreme Revitalization – Kiwami is rebuilt from the ground up with all new HD assets, exclusive Japanese voice audio re-recorded by the series cast, and more; optimized for the PlayStation 4 and running in 1080p/60fps. And following suit with SEGA’s commitment to the Yakuza series, the game will release in both physical and digital formats in the west.

 

Yakuza Kiwami will be released on PlayStation 4 physically and digitally on Aug. 29 for $29.99 (with commensurate European pricing). In addition to Yakuza 0Yakuza Kiwami provides an excellent starting point for those who have always heard about the series but have yet to try it. It preserves the charm of old-school, PS2-era beat-em-up gameplay, but deftly combines it with a hard-boiled crime drama punctuated with the liveliness of Kamurocho – the fictional red-light district of Tokyo the game is set in – and all the distractions that a red-light district can offer. The game is rated M by the ESRB. For more information about Yakuza Kiwami and the Yakuza series, please visit yakuza.sega.com/kiwami.

 

Pre-orders/first run copies of the physical version will come packaged in a stunning SteelBook®. Take a look at the glamshot below!
Yakuza Kiwami

 

You can also digitally pre-order Yakuza Kiwami now. Like, right this second now! If you choose to go the digital route, we’ve got a little something extra for you to enjoy before you hop back to where it all began to bash some gangster skulls. It’s a free theme that features some familiar stone-faced Yakuza bros! The boys mean business, so what better way to represent the streets of Kamurocho than by having Kazuma Kiryu and Akira Nishikiyama hang out in the background of your PS4 menu? Check out some screenshots of the theme below!
Yakuza Kiwami

 

Yakuza Kiwami

 

DLC Information

The free DLC will automatically patch into the game when available and can be obtained from Bob Utsunomiya, the clown located underneath the Tenkaichi Street Gate.
Yakuze Kiwami

 

Kiwami Fun Pack (Release Date: 9/5/2017)

DLC
Description
Dragon Tattoo Kiryu’s shirtless outfit
Toughness Emperor Stamina/healthy recovery item
Tauriner ++ Stamina/healthy recovery item
Staminan Royale Stamina/healthy recovery item
Modified Model Gun Handgun weapon
Gold Plate Sell for cash item

 

Kiwami Street Pack (Release Date: 9/12/2017)

DLC Description
Prison Escapee Kiryu’s prison outfit
Extra Balance Motor Pocket Circuit part
Extra Slim Tires Pocket Circuit part
Boost Gears Pocket Circuit part
Speed Frame Plus Pocket Circuit part
Stone of Enduring Item that protects against a critical attack once

 

Kiwami Fun Pack 2 (Release Date: 9/19/2017)

DLC Description
Black Suit Kiryu’s black suit outfit
Toughness

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  • Lord Ackercocke

    Pre-ordered this a few days ago. It’s crap that only the digital orders will get the themes.