Yakuza Kiwami Kicks Its Way to Retailers with a New Trailer

The remaster to the 2005 PlayStation 2 game, Yakuza Kiwami, released today with a new trailer showcasing the game's improved visuals and combat.

on August 29, 2017 4:43 PM

The latest title in the long-running Yakuza series, Yakuza Kiwami, released today bringing fans back into the role of Kazuma Kiryu. Sega released a trailer flaunting the game’s improved visuals, and awesome combat.

Yakuza Kiwami is a remake of the action-adventure game, Yakuza, which made its debut on PlayStation 2 back in 2005. Players take control of the long-running series’ protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu, as he emerges from his ten year incarceration to be presented to a world full of change since his absence.

The Yakuza series features third-person hand-to-hand combat, RPG elements, and an open world to explore. The remaster utilizes the same engine used in the recently-released prequel, Yakuza 0, which helps modernize the 12 year old title.

Fans who cannot get enough of Yakuza‘s over-the-top gameplay will not have to wait much longer. Sega officially announced that Yakuza Kiwami 2 — the remake of Yakuza 2 — will release in Japan and Asia for PS4 on December 7 of this year.

Additionally, two new games set after Yakuza 6: The Song of Life were announced, introducing Kasuga Ichiban as the new protagonist. The first will be a brand new Yakuza sequel for consoles. However, no further details have been revealed. The second, known as Yakuza Online, will be available for PC, iOS, and Android in 2018.

Yakuza Kiwami is available now for PlayStation 4. Check out our reviews of the remaster, as well as its prequel to see if the long-running action series is for you.

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Michael Ruiz is a staff writer at DualShockers. He enjoys most video games, but would be happy playing Galaga for the rest of his life. When he isn't playing games, he is probably watching professional wrestling or podcasting over at Model Citizens Media.