Game publisher SEGA has recently announced that Yakuza Kiwami 2 will be coming to western countries in August this year. Fans go crazy after the announcement was made during an event.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 finally coming to western shores
SEGA announced during the event at the Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California that the remake of the popular PlayStation 2 video game Yakuza 2 will be coming to North America and Europe. It will be released this year on Aug. 28, and it will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4.
Two locations this time around, new studio logo
The video game will have two locations. For the most part of the story, it will begin in Kamurocho, Tokyo. Kazuma Kiryu, the main protagonist, will also travel to another part of Japan, which is in Osaka.
Aside from the locations, the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio revealed their new logo to the fans. It has a sweet and refreshing design.
Dragon Engine re-creation
The studio re-created Yakuza Kiwami 2 with the game engine called the Dragon Engine. The development team used it to develop the recent Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. They promised that the game will have gorgeous graphics and seamless transitions between different battles or even leaving the area or building.
The team revealed that all voiced lines were re-recorded to be as true to the original ones on the PS2. They want the old and new fans to enjoy the game in its full glory.
Goro Majima included
Aside from Kiryu, Goro Majima is another playable character in the video game, just like in Yakuza 0. There will be a new Majima campaign, and he will wield his trusty dagger. It will show his side of the story after the events of Yakuza Kiwami.
Steelbook and price
North America and Europe will get the physical and digital copy of the video game for only $49.99. The first run of the game copies will include a Steelbook that has a design of Kazuma Kiryu and his opponent: Ryuji Goda.
Several fans that attended the event at Gallery Nucleus rejoiced after Sega showed the translated trailer of Yakuza Kiwami 2. After showing the faces of Kiryu and Goda on the screen with subtitles, the crowd went crazy since confirmed that it was coming to the west.
In other related news, game producer Daisuke Sato revealed some intriguing comments. A new title for the Yakuza series called Yakuza 0-2 is an interest for the studio’s development team. He did not confirm that it is in development, or they are planning to make it in the future.