- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player) (2 Player Online)
- Release Date
- 28th Aug 2018
- 28th Aug 2018
PlayStation Plus Extra (Subscription)
- 16th Aug 2022 until 15th Aug 2023
- Controller Support
- Official Site
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. Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is a full remake of Yakuza 2, which launched all the way back in 2006 for the PlayStation 2, and much like last year's Yakuza:...
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...
Kamurocho's true calling
If you've played a Yakuza game, then you already know how good the side activities are. Often far more in-depth than minigames have any right to be, these optional distractions can be ignored entirely -- or they can soak up hours and hours and hours of your life. I recently played through Judgment for review. Essentially a...
An extreme remake
Before Yakuza was niche on the PlayStation 3, it was even more niche on the PlayStation 2. The original Yakuza was undeniably rough around the edges and its somewhat shaky remake, Yakuza: Kiwami, reflected that. But with Yakuza 2, the series found a real foothold. Improved gameplay and a more complex, intriguing narrative pushed...
Yakuza protagonist Kazuma Kiryu is a bit of a clutz when it comes to serious romance, but if you plan on picking up Yakuza: Kiwami 2 next month, you'll get a rare glimpse into Kaz's love life. We won't go into too much detail here, but the game's latest trailer sets the tone nicely. As with most things in Yakuza, this particular...
New story trailer released
Are you ready for even more Kiryu action on PS4? A demo for Yakuza: Kiwami 2 has been made available on the PlayStation Store today, giving you a taster of what to expect from this remake of the second game in the series. A small selection of mini games and sub stories will be unlocked for you to enjoy as you explore...
Gone are the days when you had to rely on Sony to localise Yakuza games, as SEGA has announced that Yakuza: Kiwami 2 will brawl to Western shores from 28th August. Announced on an official stream earlier this evening, the title is a full remake of PlayStation 2 instalment Yakuza 2, built using the brand new Yakuza 6: The Song of Life...
Things are heating up on the Japanese PlayStation Store, with the release of the Yakuza: Kiwami 2 demo. Those of you with a JPN PSN account (they’re pretty easy to create) will be able to download the 9.89GB demo right now. Naturally it’s all in a foreign tongue, but fans of the franchise shouldn’t have too much bother navigating the...
Suits Kiryu, sir
We’ve been treated to more Yakuza than we probably deserve in recent months, with the franchise enjoying something of a belated renaissance in Western territories. Overseas it’s business as usual, as SEGA readies Yakuza: Kiwami 2 for release – a full-blown remake of the second game in the series. And those of you with Japanese...
Enter the dragon
Built on Yakuza 6's Dragon Engine, Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is looking fantastic in these two extended Tokyo Game Show 2017 trailers. The one at the top is the title's reworked story trailer, while the video below outlines the many gameplay mechanics of the upcoming remake. Yakuza 2 is considered by many fans to be one of...
The Yakuza series is no stranger to, er, somewhat questionable side activities. Yakuza 0, for example, introduced a minigame in which you watch scantily clad women wrestle in an underground area and place bets on who you think will come out on top. We're not sure whether stuff like this goes down well with everyone, but the bottom line is...
The boys are back in town
Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is set to be a thoroughly entertaining return to what is arguably one of the best titles in the series. Yakuza 2 launched on the PlayStation 2 all the way back in 2006, and thanks to the lovely looking Dragon Engine -- which also forms the basis for the upcoming Yakuza 6 -- the adventure is back with a...
Yakuza 2 was released to the world in 2008 for PlayStation®2, a sequel to the critically acclaimed Yakuza, following the journey of Kazuma Kiryu as he attempts to distance himself from the criminal underworld he was raised in. Ten years later, Yakuza Kiwami 2 brings that world to the PlayStation®4, completely rebuilt from the ground-up. In the tradition of 2017's Yakuza Kiwami, the envelope is pushed to the extreme, using the all-new Dragon Engine to update one of the series' stand-out titles into a modern classic.