During today's Yakuza 6: Essence of Art Exhibit at Gallery Nucleus in California, Yakuza series designer Daisuke Sato announced that Yakuza Kiwami 2 will release in in the west on August 28, 2018. The title is a PlayStation 4 remake of Yakuza 2, and released in Japan this past December.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 is priced at $49.99, and first-print copies of the game will include a special steelbook case featuring Kiryu and his rival Ryuji Goda - the Dragon of Kansai.
Sega provided the following game overview and screenshot set. An official website will be viewable at http://yakuza.sega.com/kiwami2
Yakuza Kiwami 2 Features:
- Dragons Belong on the Dragon Engine - Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a re-creation of the original Yakuza 2, completely rebuilt in the Dragon Engine, the same engine used in developing Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. Experience gorgeous graphics on top of seamless transitions between battles or when entering or leaving buildings. All cutscenes and key voiced lines have been re-recorded to be as true to the original as possible, while reaping the benefits of the most powerful engine the Yakuza series has ever seen.
- Big Hits, Minigames - Kiryu hasn't let his time away from the front lines dull his skills in combat or leisure. Pull off a wide variety of brutal (and hilarious) Heat Actions, and challenge new minigames such as Golf Bingo, the original arcade release of Virtual-On, the return of Yakuza 0's much-celebrated Cabaret (including the return of fan-favorite Yuki!), Majima's revamped Clan Creator, and even SEGA's infamous Toylets!
- Unveil the Truth of Goro Majima - This time around, Kiryu isn't the only one running the show - fans of the Mad Dog of Shimano won't want to miss this new Majima-centric campaign, which features Majima as a playable character, complete with his trusty dagger, and sheds light on his personal journey from the end of Yakuza Kiwami up to Yakuza Kiwami 2.
- Extreme Localization - We've gone through the Yakuza Kiwami 2script with a fine-toothed comb; every effort has been made to ensure that it's the most faithful representation of the original Japanese. SEGA is committed to supporting the best Yakuza experience possible for the series' dedicated fans around the world.