SEGA is developing a Yakuza 2 remake for the PlayStation 4, according to a listing on Taiwan’s PlayStation Store.
Eagle-eyed users on NeoGAF spotted the page for Yakuza Kiwami 2 overnight, although the listing was quickly removed. However, according to a translation of the page, the remake of the action-RPG will utilise the same engine as Yakuza 6.
The PlayStation Store listing contains a release date of December 7, 2017, although this could very well just be a placeholder. SEGA has yet to issue an official statement on Yakuza Kiwami 2, although we expect to hear something soon enough.
This month saw the western release of Yakuza Kiwami, a full remake of the original 2005 gangster-’em-up built from the ground-up for modern hardware. The game was previously released in Japan back in 2016.
Yakuza 6 release date set
Looking ahead, SEGA has confirmed that Yakuza 6 will be released in the U.S. and Europe on March 20, 2018. In addition, the game will also come in two unique editions, one of which includes a set of shot glasses.
The Yakuza series launched on the PS2 back in the mid-2000s, and remains especially popular in its native Japan. The last few years has seen a consistent effort to bring the franchise to western territories however, although a few title still remain exclusive to Japan.
SEGA confirmed in 2016 that the franchise had sold over 9.5 million copies worldwide.