Yakuza 2 to feature Japanese voice actors
- Posted June 18th, 2008 at 07:55 EDT by Michael Harradence
An updated listing on SEGA of America’s official website reveals that the upcoming western release of Yakuza 2 will feature Japanese audio and English subtitles.
This is in direct contrast to the original title, which received a full English cast, featuring the likes of Mark Hamill, Eliza Dushku and Rachael Leigh Cook.
The full game synopsis reads: “Authentic, cinematic sequel. The gritty, genuine portrayal of life in the Yakuza is made more realistic throughout 16 gripping chapters with a return to the original Japanese voice cast and English subtitles.”
Yakuza 2 was met with critical acclaim in its native Japan, receiving a 38 out of 40 in popular gaming magazine, Famitsu. The game picks up one year after the events of the original game, with players assuming control of Kiryuu Kazuma as he is forced to retire from his peaceful life as the threat of war looms over Japan.