PS4 Exclusives Yakuza 6 and Yakuza Kiwami Bring the Fight to E3 2017 with New Trailers

Sega lays down the smack at E3 2017 with two new trailers for Yakuza 6 and Yakuza Kiwami.

on June 13, 2017 11:42 AM

Today Sega released two trailers for its upcoming Yakuza games, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and Yakuza Kiwami.

Yakuza Kiwami will come first, landing on PS4 on August 29th, and bringing a full remake of the first glorious Yakuza, which is great, because many that were charmed by the recent release of the prequel Yakuza 0 can now experience the beginning of the story. On top of the completely remade visuals and re-recorded dialogue (which will come in the west with the original Japanese track and subtitles), we also get a ton of extra content, which never hurts.

Yakuza 6 is the latest game of the series, built in a new engine and visually impressive, it brings the Yakuza series to the current day, and is also the last adventure of stoic protagonist Kazuma Kiryu. It will come west early next year, sending Kiryu ping-ponging between the classic fictional setting in Kamurocho, Tokyo, and the fishing town of Onimichi in Hiroshima prefecture.

You can check out both trailers below.

If you want to see more of what Yakuza Kiwami looks like, you can check out the first hour of gameplay (in Japanese), and our comparison with the PS2 original.

If you’re curious about Yakuza 6, you can watch the first 80 minutes, another 80 minutes of minigames, the sexy “live chat” feature, the in-game port of Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, and our comparison between PS4 and PS4 Pro visuals.

Incidentally, Yakuza 6 may be the final stop for Kazuma Kiryu, but it won’t be for the series. Apparently Sega has “something” in store for the future.


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