A new demo for Yakuza: Kiwami 2 will be released next week, as announced by the latest instalment of magazine Weekly Famitsu. It will be available to download in Japan off the PlayStation Store on November 22nd. The dodgy shirts and glistening lights return to HD.
SEGA is slowly but enthusiastically claiming the PlayStation as their own. A step-console so to speak. Their quirky and hard hitting Yakuza series has garnered a loyal fan base, blowing rivals out of the water with its intriguing and unpredictable gameplay. After all, what happens in Japan stays in Japan. At least we hope…
Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is the remastered and remade incarnation of the second game from the series. Though it will follow the same mission structure as Kiwami, it has been faithfully tweaked to get a few things right this time around that were a bit off all of those years ago. Namely this includes the addition of new story elements infused into the plot to iron out the confusion caused by the Yakuza 2.
The magazine also confirmed that the following Play Spots will be making an appearance:
- Gravure Photography Studio
- Cyber Troopers Virtual-On at the Club Sega arcade
- Arena – Keiji Mutoh, Masahiro Chono, Riki Choshu, Tatsumi Fujinami, and Genichiro Tenryu will participate. There is also a battle royale where eight people enter the ring.
For those of us in the West, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is the next instalment that we can look forward to. It is due out in March, and is available to pre-order now. Following in the gameplay’s wackiness, the Premium Edition even comes complete with two bar glasses, coasters and ice stones. Ours is a Long Island Ice Tea, if you’re offering; hold the tea.
Whether we’ll get Yakuza: Kiwami 2 during 2018 is yet to be seen. Yakuza 6 has been out in Japan since December 2016, making our wait more like 15 months. But who knows. We might get lucky. At least our Japanese readers will get to play Kiwami 2 from December 7th.
*a Japanese PSN account will be required to download this new trailer for Yakuza: Kiwami 2.