Remember when we used to have to beg for Sega to release Yakuza titles in the west? Seems farfetched nowadays, with Zero and Kiwami released in the past year, and Yakuza 6 just around the bend. It’s been a banner year for the series, and tonight, it was revealed that the Year of the Dragon’s been extended a little longer.
At tonight’s Yakuza 6: Essence of Art grand opening in Los Angeles, Sega formally announced the localization of Yakuza Kiwami 2, with a release date of August 28th, 2018. For those just getting up to speed, Kiwami 2 is a remake of Yakuza 2, which is considered by many to be the best story in the series, using Yakuza 6‘s Dragon Engine. Kiwami 2 also adds a brand new side-story starring Goro Majima to the mix, as well as bringing back Yakuza 6‘s Clan Creator minigame, this time featuring New Japan Pro Wrestling legends such as Keiji Mutoh and Masahiro “How Has He Not Been In RGG Sooner” Chono as the rival squad.
The game will be releasing in both regular and Steelbook variants, with preorders opening at a soon to be determined date. No price point was announced, but if it follows Kiwami‘s $30 USD price point, Kiwami 2 will be an absolute steal when it releases.
More information and screenshots can be found on Sega’s official Yakuza Kiwami 2 website.