Yakuza: Kiwami 2 has finally gotten a release date for Western countries. Fans of the popular Yakuza series will be happy to know that the game will be available for you to buy exclusively on PS4 on August 28th, 2018.
Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is the PS4 remake of Yakuza 2 which came out back on the PlayStation 2 era. It will be available digitally and physically for a slightly cheaper price of $49.99. If you pre-order the game now, you will get a special Steelbook Edition of the game.
The key features of the game are outlined in the press release below.
|• 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.
If you love the Yakuza franchise so much, you’ll be happy to know Yakuza: Kiwami 2 isn’t the only game out for the franchise this year. Coming out on April 17th, 2018 you can also buy Yakuza 6: The Song of Life.