Sega’s been giving out Yakuza games like candy, and I am not complaining. Last year, Yakuza Kiwami’s remaster of the first game helped new fans experience an old class. Now, we have Yakuza Kiwami 2 and while not everything from the old game holds up, there’s still a lot to love.
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I played Yakuza Kiwami 2 this weekend and loved every second of it. Arcades are a big part of Yakuza’s gorgeous cityscapes, and their changing roster of old Sega game shows a different way of preserving classic games.
Two Yakuza games came out in 2017, we’ve already had one in 2018, and now another is coming. Here’s the E3 trailer for Yakuza Kiwami 2, the remake of the second game in the series, which was originally released in 2006.
Now that the West is getting new Yakuza games every six months, there’s never been a better to check out the series. But with over seven games and numerous spin offs, it can be hard to know where to start. Well, today’s your lucky day! Let me help you take your first step into one of gaming’s best series.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 is headed to PS4 on August 28, 2018 for $49.99. A recreation of 2008's Yakuza 2, it will also feature new minigames and an additional campaign in which you play as Majima. Check out the trailer.
During this weekend’s Yakuza press conference, actor Susumu Terajima made remarks that might get Yakuza Kiwami 2 cancelled in South Korea.
Sega also revealed a trailer for the remake of Yakuza 2 earlier today. Like the remake of the first game, Yakuza: Kiwami 2 will see the second game in the series recreated in the Dragon Engine used for Yakuza 6 and features some additional missions and playable characters. It’s out in Japan this December.
Yakuza Kiwami, a HD remake of the first game in the series, is out in the West next week. And when you’re done with it you can start getting ready for a HD remake of its sequel, Yakuza 2.