PS4 Exclusive Yakuza Kiwami 2

Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu included a spread on the recently-announced Yakuza Kiwami 2, by Sega. The article focused on showing images of the member of the game’s large cast in their new looks rendered by Yakuza 6‘s Dragon Engine. Yakuza Kiwami 2 is the full remake of the old and glorious Yakuza 2 released in 2006 in Japan and in 2008 in the west. It  picks up shortly after the end of Yakuza (and Yakuza Kiwami, of course), sending Kazuma Kiryu all the way to Osaka to face the powerful Omi Alliance. Yakuza 2 is, in fact, the first game of the series to include two main locations (Tokyo and Osaka). Considering the addition of Goro Majima as a playable character, this game will probably be much bigger than Yakuza Kiwami. Yakuza Kiwami 2  will launch in Japan on December 7th, exclusively for PS4. On top of Yakuza Kiwami 2, Sega also revealed the future of the Yakuza series (split in two games, Yakuza Online and Shin Yakuza), and Hokuto Ga Gotoku, based on the Fist of the North Star manga and anime series.

Following the announcement of the Yakuza 2 remake Yakuza Kiwami 2 during a reveal event at the Akihabara UDX Theater in Tokyo, Sega also showcased the first official screenshots of the game, on top of its editions. The standard edition will be priced at 7,590 yen (about 70 bucks) plus taxes, but there is more. The “Extreme Limited Edition” will include three CDs (Specifically, a soundtrack, one dedicated to Kazuma Kiryu and one to Goro Majima), a set of ten business cards featuring the characters of the game, DLC including costumes, weapons, minigame-related characters and one million yen in-game cash, a PS4 theme, a set of PS4 characters and a special box. It will cost 11,590 yen ($106) plus taxes. For those fans who want to go the extra mile, the PS4 Yakuza Kiwami 2 Edition will also been announced. Coming in  both Jet Black and Glacier White and featuring a custom laser etched motif, it will also be sold in both 500 gigabytes and one terabyte formats, respectively for 33,480 yen ($306) plus taxes and 38,480 yen ($352) plus taxes. The console will be a Sony store exclusive in Japan, and it will be a standard non-Pro model. Yakuza Kiwami 2 and all of its editions will launch on December 7th in Japan. On top of Yakuza Kiwami 2, Sega also revealed the future of the Yakuza series (split in two games, Yakuza Online and Shin Yakuza), and Hokuto Ga Gotoku, based on the Fist of the North Star manga and anime series.