Latest Yakuza Kiwami Trailer Shows Off Kamurocho’s Many Distractions

July 20, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

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A new trailer for Yakuza Kiwami has been released by SEGA, and it shows all of the crazy misadventures that Kiryu will get in. Kiwami is an enhanced remake of the original Yakuza game, which was a PlayStation 2 title, and builds upon the gameplay improvements seen in Yakuza 0. Beyond the game’s drama-filled story, there are a ton of minigames for Kiryu to partake in, including slot-car racing, karaoke, pool, and going on dates with hostesses.

Check out the new Yakuza Kiwami trailer below:

Here’s the official feature list for the game via SEGA:

  • A Family Patriarch’s Ransom of New Content – “Kiwami” literally translates to “extreme,” and the game was named that for good reason. Not just a simple graphical upgrade, Kiwami adds nearly 30 minutes of cutscenes alone, providing all-new insight into the game’s plot and creating common threads with series prequel Yakuza 0. There’s also added distractions (Pocket Circuit car racing, MesuKing: Battle Bug Beauties, new hostesses, and more), side quests, combat updates, re-recorded Japanese dialogue, and more to bring the original Yakuza game into the latest console generation.
  • A Place for Newcomers and Veterans – Yakuza Kiwami is the ultimate bridge in the series: newcomers or those whose Yakuza experience started with Yakuza 0 will have familiar, exacting controls, top-notch SEGA localization, and a solid starting point for entering the Yakuza franchise fresh. Veterans will experience a familiar Kamurocho and plot, but with new levels of story depth and graphical polish.
  • But it was me! Majima! – Completely new to Kiwami is the “Majima Everywhere” system, where the series’ deranged, one-eyed maniac will constantly surprise and challenge Kiryu to combat when he least expects it. We’re talking “popping out of a goofy costume” levels of surprise, so players must stay on their toes and be ready to defend themselves from Kiryu’s chief rival.
  • Extreme Revitalization – Kiwami is rebuilt from the ground up with all new HD assets, exclusive Japanese voice audio re-recorded by the series cast, and more; optimized for the PlayStation 4 and running in 1080p/60fps. And following suit with SEGA’s commitment to the Yakuza series, the game will release in both physical and digital formats in the west.
Yakuza Kiwami will be released on PlayStation 4 on August 29. Both the physical and digital versions will cost $29.99. For more on the upcoming title, check out our E3 2017 preview.