Yakuza Kiwami Launches August 29 With an Awesome Steelbook
This morning SEGA has announced that Yakuza Kiwami will be headed westward on August 29th for $29.99, and will be sporting an awesome new steelbook case!
It’s been a while since the legendary Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, first graced PlayStation 2 systems in 2005’s Yakuza, and it’s time to return to where it all began. Get ready to relive the legend, because the “extreme” HD remake Yakuza Kiwami will be available in the Americas and Europe on Aug. 29 for PlayStation 4! Besides completely recreated graphics and fully re-recorded Japanese audio by the original voice actors, the game also features added distractions and ~30 minutes of new cutscenes! The game will be coming out physically and digitally for $29.99/£29.99/€34.99, and pre-orders/first run copies of the physical version will come packaged in a stunning SteelBook®. Take a look at the glamshot below!
To get newer fans ready, SEGA has also revamped their Yakuza website to become a database of all things Yakuza! This will also include a 10 issue comic to get fans up to speed of everything between Yakuza 0 and Yakuza 6 (which launches in the west early next year).
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! We also launched the Yakuza Experience website, an all-new Yakuza portal where the world of Yakuza can be explored via an interactive timeline and character map. It’s a great resource to use if you want to learn about the history, characters, and families in the series. Right now you can check out everything leading up to 1995, where Yakuza Kiwami starts! The site also features the first issue of a 10-issue digital comic, starting with some of the key events of Yakuza 0 and taking you along for the ride all the way up to Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, coming to PS4 early next year. Veterans of the series can expect some surprises in store for them in the comic!
It’s great to see SEGA is putting a lot of commitment into the Yakuza series in the west again after the success of Yakuza 0! If you haven’t done so already be sure to check out our review of Yakuza 0.