There’s another Yakuza game out in August – the fourth to get a Western release in two years – and we’re excited for it.
With Yakuza really taking off in the west after the extremely charming Yakuza 0, an English translation of Kiwami 2 was announced. During E3, Sega showcased the game for close to an hour during their stream, showing off all the action in this remake of Yakuza 2 (originally released for the PS2). It uses the Dragon game engine introduced with Yakuza 6, so it looks a lot better than the first Kiwami.
The video is embedded below, but you’ll want to skip ahead to 10:15 if you want to jump right into the gameplay footage.
There’s a lot here, of course – if you’ve played the original, it might be fun to go through and spot the differences.
The final game features a new side-story mode about fan favourite Majima, called ‘The Truth of Goro Majima’, and will feature the clan-building mechanics from this year’s Yakuza 6. They dig into Majima’s parts of the game later in this live demo.
Meanwhile, Yakuza Ishin remains Japan-only. We live in hope of a Western release.