Sega just announced the release date for Yakuza Kiwami in the West. That date is none other than August 29, 2017. For those of you who don't know, Yakuza Kiwami is the "extreme" HD remake of the first Yakuza game, the one that originally came out on the PlayStation 2 back in 2005.

Yakuza Kiwami will feature "completely recreated graphics and fully re-recorded Japanese audio by the original voice actors." It also features about 30 minutes of new cutscenes.

The game will have both a physical and digital release priced at $29.99 (USD). Those that pre-order early enough will get a free SteelBook packaging for the retail release.


Sega also launched the new Yakuza Experience website this week. This Yakuza portal includes an interactive timeline and character map, very handy tools for those who haven't kept up with the franchise over all these years. It also includes the first issue of a 10-issue digital comic that includes parts of Yakuza 0 up through Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, which is coming to the PlayStation 4 next year.