Yakuza 2 Is Getting The Kiwami Treatment

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Yakuza 2 Is Getting The Kiwami Treatment

There are only a few days left until Yakuza Kiwami, the HD remake of the original Yakuza on PlayStation 2, hits stores in the West – and now Yakuza 2 Kiwami has been officially announced at Tokyo event hosted by SEGA. News of the release leaked ahead of time this week after a listing accidentally went live on the Taiwanese PSN store.

Just like in Yakuza Kiwami, this will be a remake of Yakuza 2 built from the ground up, with updated visuals and gameplay, and plenty of new content added. The good news is that Yakuza 2 Kiwami will now be running on the Dragon Engine, the same engine powering next year’s Yakuza 6. It was also announced that Goro Majima will be a playable character in a brand new substory.

SEGA have been giving the Yakuza series a lot of attention recently, much to fans’ pleasure, so to see that support continuing strong is encouraging. We recently reviewed Yakuza Kiwami here at DYEGB, scoring it a respectable 8.5 and citing the fantastic work in remaking the first game from the ground up, so here’s hoping the same amount of love goes into Yakuza 2 Kiwami.

(via SEGA Japan’s Youtube Channel)

Kieron started gaming on the SEGA Master System, with Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd and Wonder Boy. The 20-odd years of his life since have not seen his love for platformers falter even slightly. A separate love affair, this time with JRPGs, developed soon after being introduced to Final Fantasy VIII (ie, the best in the series). Further romantic subplots soon blossomed with quirky Japanese games, the occasional flashy AAA action adventure, and an unhealthy number of indie gems. To say that Kieron lies at the center of a tangled, labyrinthine web of sexy video game love would be an understatement.