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At X019 in London, Sega and Ga Gotoku Studio have announced that three Yakuza titles are coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 early next year. Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 will be available on Xbox Game Pass for both console and PC according to the press release. This marks the first time that Xbox players will be able to experience these action-packed games and their dramatic stories on the Xbox.

Here is the new trailer that was released alongside this announcement:

 

Yakuza Kiwami is a remake of the original game (Yakuza) that origininally saw English release in 2017. It follows Kazuma Kiryu. He was once a promising yakusa who is released from prison in December of the year 2005. He’d been locked up for a decade for the murder of Dojima. He soon finds himself forced back into the lawless world of the yakuza when the Tojo clan he once belonged to has ten billion yen (about 100 million US dollars) stolen. The search for the missing money involves all of the Japanese underworld and draws Kazuma Kiryu back into this brutal underworld.

Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a remake of Yakuza 2 that first saw an English release in 2018. It sees Kazuma Kiryu in 2006, where he is no longer the Chairman of the Tojo Clan, after leaving his post. However, he is soon drawn back in when war erupts. Brutal clashes with other groups break out. These include not just rival gangs, but also the police and the Korean mafia. The conflicts play out in the back alleys and night clubs of Tokyo and Osaka.

 

Yakuza 0

Yakuza 0 saw its first English release in 2017. It takes place in 1988, many years before the events of the original game. A young man named Kazuma Kiryu finds himself framed for murdering a civilian. This results in him being hunted by the Tojo clan. At the same time, Goro Majima also becomes a target after protecting a young blind girl he was ordered to kill. These two must uncover the truth (including how both of these situations are tied to the “Empty Lot”), but they also need to keep themselves alive long enough to do so!

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