Yakuza Kiwami 2 - SteelBook Edition (PS4)
- R 619
One year after the 10 billion yen incident, Kazuma Kiryu begins to build a peaceful life with Haruka Sawamura. Tearing him away, an assassination threatens to erupt in an all-out war between the Tojo Clan and the Omi Alliance. Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, must travel to Sotenbori, Osaka in an attempt to broker peace between the rival clans, but Ryuji Goda, known as the Dragon of Kansai, will stop at nothing to get his war. In this world, there can only be one dragon.
- 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, which means you’ll be able to experience gorgeous graphics on top of enjoying seamless transitions (no loading screens!) between battles or when entering or leaving buildings. Voice lines and cutscenes 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, MINI GAMES - 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 mini-games 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 MAJIMA GORO - 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 Majimacentric 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 2 script 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.
Nostalgia given form
Muhammad S onReviewed by
I played the original PS2 games way back when. I know the graphics back then were not great, but the stories and the mechanics made it something special. of course, once I moved on to the PS3, Yakuza 2, among other PS2 games, fell by the wayside.
Booting Up Kiwami 2 was a massive blast from the past. It's Yakuza 2 as I remember it, it is Yakuza 2, the story, the characters, the mechanics, given new life with breathtaking visuals, enthralling music and modern mechanics. The story is every bit as good as I remember and the city of Kamurocho has never been more lively. New players need not be concerned as the game has an option at the beginning to recap the story of Yakuza Kiwami (a remake of the first Yakuza).
In true Yakuza fashion, wacky sidequests make their return. they are light hearted, do not overstay their welcome and sometimes provide some levity from what can at times be an emotional main story. There are also plenty of mini games to keep you distracted, some of which include emulated older Sega titles.
The fighting mechanics are polished and feel smooth and impactful, though I do miss being able to switch to different fighting stances as were included in the old games.
All in all, I would highly recommend.