Sega Considering PS4 Remakes for Yakuza 2, 3, 4 and 5

July 31, 2016

The Yakuza series is not new to remakes and remasters. The original Yakuza and its sequel Yakuza 2 were remastered for PS3 and Wii U, and the first game has been completely remade fro PS3 and PS4 at the beginning of this year with Yakuza: Kiwami.

While Yakuza 6 is being publicized as the last adventure of traditional protagonist Kazuma Kiryu, it might not be the last time we get to walk around Kamurocho as the stoic hero.

During a livestream hosted earlier this week, Producer Toshihiro Nagoshi mentioned that Yakuza: Kiwami was popular, selling about half a million in Japan and Asia, and this is prompting Sega to consider various ways to remake Yakuza 2, 3, 4 and 5 for PS4.

While Nagoshi-san did not make promises, as a big fan of the franchise, I’m definitely excited. With all its additional content and integration, Kiwami was probably one of the best remakes I’ve seen in a long time, and Yakuza 2 is my favorite entry in the series.

Nagoshu-san also mentioned that while Yakuza 6 will include characters that were playable in previous chapters of the series, this time it’ll be all about Kazuma Kiryu, who will be the only playable hero.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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