Today Sega hosted a reveal event at the Akihabara UDX Theater in Tokyo, and Yakuza series Producer Toshihiro Nagoshi officially announced Yakuza Kiwami 2.
The game was actually leaked on the Taiwanese PlayStation Store a few days ago, but today we get the actual confirmation.
Similiar to Yakuza Kiwami, Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a remake of the old and glorious Yakuza 2 released for PS2 in Japan in 2006 (and in 2008 in the west). It will release in Japan and Asia for PS4 on December 7th, 2017.
Visuals will be fully overhauled using the latest version of the Dragon Engine that powers Yakuza 6, and the game will also include updates to the story, audio and activities available. A relevant addition is that fan-favorite character Goro Majima will be playable in his own new scenario.
Incidentally, we also heard that the game will be playable at Tokyo Game Show.
Below you can check out the first two trailers, one for the announcement itself and an extended video giving us a better look on characters and story.
We also get to see a few images showcasing the improved visuals, and introducing some of the actors playing a few of the relevant characters in the game. The official key art can also be seen in the gallery at the bottom of the post.
On top of this announcement, Sega also revealed the future of the Yakuza series (split in two games, Yakuza Online and Shin Yakuza), and Hokuto Ga Gotoku, based on the Fist of the North Star manga and anime series.