SEGA has released a whopping 23-minutes of Yakuza Kiwami 2 gameplay footage on PlayStation 4, offering an extensive look at the upcoming remake of the acclaimed action-adventure title.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 is being powered by the Dragon Engine, which is the same technology behind Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. In addition to featuring enhanced visuals, the remake will also feature new voice castings and additional story content.
Chief among the biggest additions is the scenario ‘The Truth of Goro Majima,’ which features the popular anti-hero as a playable character.
Check out the Yakuza Kiwami 2 gameplay video below.
The original Yakuza 2 was released back in 2006 for the PS2 in Japan and later arrived in the U.S. and Europe two years later, and featured the original Japanese audio.
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The sequel sees protagonist Kazuma Kiryu, a former yakuza member, as he is requested by his former associates, the Tojo Clan, to stabilise relations between them and the Omi family. The game was later ported to the PS3 and Wii U as part of a HD Collection featuring the original Yakuza.
The Yakuza franchise has remained consistently popular in its native Japan, and while the majority of the games have seen a release in the west, they failed to reach the same commercial success as seen in their home territory.
A number of spinoff titles in the series have remained exclusive to Japan, notably Yakuza Kenzan, Yakuza: Black Panther, and Yakuza Ishin. The series has sold over 9.5 million copies worldwide as of 2016.