It seems that SEGA has heard my complaints and granted my wish! If you read R.A.G.E. Works' review of Yakuza 6, you know I hate waiting for localization. The recent success of both Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami have opened SEGA's eyes. Yakuza Kiwami 2 is the remake of 2006's acclaimed Yakuza 2 for PS2. It launched last December. Recent games have taken two years to localize. Thankfully, Yakuza Kiwami 2 launches August 28, 2018!
Yakuza Kiwami 2 Overview
It's been a year since Kazuma Kiryu left the yakuza world during the events of Yakuza Kiwami. Fate, however, has other things in mind for the legendary Dragon of Dojima. Kiryu finds himself back on the front lines of a potential all-out war. SEGA proudly presents Yakuza Kiwami 2, one of the most beloved storylines in the franchise's history, remade for the PS4.
From the development studio that introduced Kazuma Kiryu, Ryu Ga Gotoku returns in high form with Yakuza Kiwami 2. The game will be releasing both physically and digitally on the PS4 on August 28, 2018 for $49.99. If you are reading this, I doubt you need more incentive, but there is more. Pre-orders and first-run copies of Yakuza Kiwami 2 will come in an elaborate steelbook. The steelbook features Kiryu and his fierce rival, the Dragon of Kansai, Ryuji Goda.
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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 2script 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.