Yakuza: Kiwami 2 News
Soapbox Judgment and the Yakuza Series Are the Undisputed Kings of Minigames
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...
Hands On Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Could Be One of the Best Yakuza Games Yet
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...
News Take a Peek into Kaz's Love Life with the Latest Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Trailer
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...
News Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Demo Now Available on PS4
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...
News Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Heats Up Western Shores from 28th August
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...
News Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Demo Punches Japanese PS Store in the Face
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...
News Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Demo Will Heat Up the Japanese PS Store Next Week
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...
News Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Looks Bloody Brilliant in Lengthy New Trailers
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...
TGS 2017 Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Nabs Another Questionable Side Activity
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...
TGS 2017 Over 20 Minutes of Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Gameplay Shows an Impressive Remake
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...
News Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Officially Announced with Rocking Cinematic Trailer
The official announcement of Yakuza: Kiwami 2 comes as no surprise seeing as the game's existence was leaked yesterday, but at least now we've got a badass reveal trailer. The big story here is that the remake will use Yakuza 6's flashy new engine, which looks bloody lovely. If memory serves us correctly, the original Yakuza...
News Surprise! Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Is in the Works for PS4 Using Yakuza 6's Engine
This dragon doesn't sleep
Only a few days out from Yakuza: Kiwami's Western release, a leak has revealed that Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is in the works over at SEGA. As its name suggests, this is a full remake of Yakuza 2, which originally launched on the PlayStation 2 back in 2006. The remake will use the development team's new dragon engine -- that's...