'Yakuza Kiwami 2' set for Western launch on August 28th

Randolph Lopez
March 20, 2018

The developers of the Yakuza series, Sega, is having a pretty good run this year as it's set to release the latest installment of the game Yakuza 6, next month.

Yakuza Kiwami 2 was released in Japan on December 7, 2017, marking what might be the quickest localization turnaround of any game in this series yet.

For an in-depth look at the world of Yakuza, or for a refresher on key personalities and story moments throughout the series, be sure to check out the Yakuza Experience Website.

Today during an event at the Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California, Sega announced that Yakuza Kiwami 2 is coming west. But graphics are not the only thing getting touched up, Kiwami 2 also features re-recorded dialogue and cut-scenes, while staying as true to the original game as possible. The game will be in the new Dragon Engine that powers Yakuza 6 and will include all the original Heat Actions of the original Yakuza 2. The game will further explore what Goro Majima got up to after leaving the Tojo Clan and catch up with those close to him in his life, including an unexpected return of a major character from Yakuza 0. The game will be releasing both physically and digitally on the PlayStation 4 on August 28, 2018 for $49.99.

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When you pre-order, or if you manage to land one of the first-run copies of the game, you'll receive a Steelbook cover with Kiryu and Ryuji Goda for free.

Make sure to watch the announcement trailer below.

Now, in back-to-back years, the West will receive two titles in the series within the same year, with Yakuza Kiwami 2 being the second. Are you excited to play Yakuza Kiwami 2 this summer?

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