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

Cesar Mills
March 19, 2018

For those who might not have been keeping up with all of these releases, Yakuza Kiwami 2 is basically a remake of Yakuza 2, similar to how Yakuza Kiwami was a remake of Yakuza 1.

It'll be a while before we see Yakuza 7 surface, as we still have yet to get Yakuza 6 and Yakuza Kiwami 2 this year.

Sega wisely made a decision to wait until there were barely any notable games being announced or released to let fans of the Yakuza series know that the complete remake of Yakuza 2 would be making its way to the West later this year in August.

Yakuza Kiwami 2, released in Japan last December, is coming to the west in a special edition steelbook. Experience gorgeous graphics on top of seamless transitions between battles or when entering or leaving buildings. He explained that this entry is a huge favorite with the developers, along with the fan base, and suggested that the team might be looking into a few ideas for a possible spin-off, like Yakuza 0-2.

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As it is common in the series, Yakuza Kiwami 2 will have several mini-games like Golf Bingo, an arcade version of Virtual On, the return of Yakuza Cabaret 0 and many more things.

Considering that it took two-and-a-half years to bring Yakuza 6: The Song of Life West, it's astounding that Yakuza Kiwami 2 will make it across the Pacific in only nine months.

The localization has also been reworked, so it's "the most faithful representation of the original Japanese", according to Sega.

Check out how the game looks in the new trailer below.

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