Sega released a batch of screenshots and a video of the upcoming Yakuza 2 remake Yakuza Kiwami 2, featuring four returning characters and their voice actors, who will also provide their likeness for the role..
Hakyru will play the role of Ryo Takashima, Houka Kinoshita will lend his face and voice to Wataru Kurahashi, Yuichi Kimura will play Tsutomu Bessho, and Susumu Terajima will reprise his role as detective Jiro Kawara.
Some of the actors have been changed from the 2006 original Yakuza 2 because back then performance capture wasn’t used for the game, and actors did not provide their likeness to the characters. Interestingly, Terajima-san looks close enough to the original detective Kawara.
The video doesn’t really show gameplay, but it gives a glimpse on cutscenes and heavily features the actors themselves, giving us a chance to familiarizing ourselves with the new faces and voices, which all appear to be perfect for the roles. As usual, Sega doesn’t skimp on talent.
You can check out the screenshots and the video below, and if you want to see more, you can also enjoy the first trailer, and some more screenshots. The game will also be playable at Tokyo Game Show, so expect plenty of coverage at the end of the month.
Recently, Sega also announced Hokuto Ga Gotoku, mixing the Yakuza style to the First of the North Star manga/anime, a brand new and mysterious Yakuza console game, and a mobile title named Yakuza Online.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 will release in Japan on December 7th, exclusively for PS4.