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.