Just moments ago during a Yakuza 6 livestream, it was revealed that Yakuza Kiwami 2 will be making its way to Western audiences on August 28, 2018. The release will be in both a digital and physical form for the PlayStation 4. It's slated to retail for $49.99 (USD) on August 28.

For those unaware, Kiwami 2 is a re-creation of Yakuza 2, the game that came out originally on the PlayStation 2 back in 2006. It was built on the same engine they're using for the upcoming Yakuza 6 (which we will have a review for coming shortly), which is slated for release on April 17.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 Features:Dragons Belong on the Dragon EngineBig Hits, MinigamesUnveil the Truth of Goro MajimaExtreme Localization - We've gone through the Yakuza Kiwami 2 script with a fine-toothed comb; every effort has been made to ensure that it's the most faithful representation of the original Japanese. SEGA is committed to supporting the best Yakuza experience possible for the series' dedicated fans around the world.

Pre-orders and a small amount of first-run copies of Kiwami 2 will be released in a special SteelBook case featuring Kiryu and the Dragon of Kansai, Ryuji Goda.


For those of you who would like a refresher on the Yakuza timeline, the Yakuza Experience has a 10-part interactive digital comic plus character bios and timelines that you can make use of to get caught up.