By Jenae R / March 17th, 2018
It’s been a whole year since Kazuma Kiryu left the yakuza during the events of the previous title, Yakuza Kiwami. Unfortunately, fate has other things in mind for the Dragon of Dojima. Kiryu will find himself back at the front lines of a possible all-out war. Yakuza Kiwami 2 contains one of the most beloved storylines of the entire franchise, remade in full HD for PS4.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 Features:
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 will be releasing both physically and digitally on PS4, this August 28th, 2018 for a price of $49.99. Pre-orders, in addition to first-run copies of the game, will come with an elaborate SteelBook which features Kiryu and his rival, the Dragon of Kansai, Ryuji Goda.
For a better look, or a memory refresher on the world of Yakuza, check out the Yakuza Experience Website. And while you’re at it, check out the announcement trailer below.
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