- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- 29th Aug 2017
- 29th Aug 2017
PlayStation Plus Extra (Subscription)
- 16th Aug 2022 until 15th Aug 2023
- Also Available On
- Official Site
Not so extreme
Republished on Wednesday, 10th August, 2022: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of August's PS Plus Extra, Premium lineup. The original text follows. Coming off the back of the fantastic Yakuza 0 – which launched earlier in the year – Yakuza: Kiwami feels too much like a quick and dirty...
SEGA's Yakuza or Like a Dragon series has been around since the days of the PlayStation 2, but only over the last half a decade or so has it really started to seep into the consciousness of a wider Western audience. This is largely thanks to 2017's Yakuza 0, which sparked a whole new wave of interest on PlayStation 4. It helped, of...
Crime doesn't pay
Much like Yakuza 0, which launched earlier this year, Yakuza: Kiwami will be getting a bunch of free downloadable content packs following its release on the 29th August. The four planned packs mostly consist of usable in-game items among other bits and pieces, but there are a few cool outfits included. A Majima costume for...
It feels like we only just completed Yakuza 0, but you know what? We can't wait to go back to Kamurocho next month. We were worried that having two Yakuza titles release in the same year would amount to overkill, but we've decided that we're more than ready to bust an extra thousand heads as Kazuma Kiryu. Yakuza: Kiwami, which is due...
The hunt is on
"Mad Dog" Majima is back in Yakuza: Kiwami, although this time around he's not a playable character like he is in Yakuza 0. For those out of the loop, Kiwami is a remake of the first Yakuza title on PlayStation 2, so its story has already been told - barring one crazy Majima-related detail. The remake features a mental-sounding new...
These fists never rest
You've already had one incredible Yakuza experience earlier in the year courtesy of Yakuza 0, but the Dragon of Dojima isn't ready to rest just yet. In just a couple of months, SEGA's series returns to PlayStation 4 with Yakuza Kiwami - a remake of the very first Yakuza game that originally launched back on the PlayStation 2...
Pre-order for a steelbook case
We're all massive Yakuza fanboys here at Push Square Towers, and we're not ashamed to admit it. The good news is that, with the release of Yakuza 0, there are now a lot more followers of Kazuma Kiryu and crew than there used to be, which means you may be excited to learn that Yakuza Kiwami is launching on 29th August...
Yakuza 6 and Yakuza: Kiwami both confirmed
When it rains it pours, as they say. We already know that Yakuza 0, the prequel starring a younger Kazuma Kiryu set in the 80s, is coming West in January next year on PlayStation 4. However, earlier today at Sony's PlayStation Experience press conference, the company revealed that both full-blown...
It's been an amazing week for the underrated Yakuza series, with Yakuza 5 launching on the PlayStation 3, Yakuza Zero being announced for Western release, Yakuza 6 landing its first trailer… And now Yakuza: Kiwami, the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 remake of Yakuza, scoring an eight minute story trailer. Are you keeping up?...
This is just what we needed to liven up our dreary Friday afternoon: footage of Majima Goro dressed as a hostess. SEGA's released a five minute trailer for upcoming Ryu ga Gotoku remake Yakuza Kiwami, which will release on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 from 21st January in Japan. The clip takes a look at all of the features in...
Start those localisation petitions, as SEGA has announced two new Yakuza titles for the PlayStation 4. The first of the reveals is Yakuza: Kiwami, a complete remake of the original game with updated visuals and all-new scenarios. Due out on 21st January, the title will include a demo for Yakuza 6, which will launch exclusively on the...
In 2005, a legend was born on the PlayStation 2 – the legend of Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, in his video game debut with Yakuza. Now, 11 years after that release, a new generation of players will be able to experience the incomparable action and drama of the Yakuza series with the rebuilt-from-scratch HD remake exclusive to PlayStation 4, Yakuza Kiwami.
“Kiwami” literally translates to “Extreme” and with good reason: The game is packed with new features and content beyond just a casual up-rez of the original game. Kiwami adds tons of new story depth over the PS2 original, new distractions around the in-game setting of Kamurocho, added side quests, updated mechanics and combat, and much more.