A lot was teased in the recent Yakuza Kiwami 2 story trailer that SEGA released during Tokyo Game Show 2017, and now we have some additional information. As shown in the trailer, the remake of Yakuza 2 will have a greater focus on fan-favorite character Majima, and some familiar faces will reappear from Yakuza 0. Titled “The Truth of Majima Goro,” the story (which takes place two months after the events of Kiwami) will focus on Majima’s rise and subsequent clash with the Uematsu family.
Perhaps the most exciting news is that Makoto Makmura, who starred in Yakuza 0, will make a reappearance. No longer blind, the masseuse now works in Sotenbori as a chirporactor. Other characters confirmed for the new story are Ryouta Kawamura, a young clan member of the Majima family that acts as his driver, Kei Iibuchi, another clan leader that has a working relationship with Uematsu, and finally Akinobu Uematsu himself, a Tojo Clan leader that currently earns the most money.
These characters can be briefly scene in the recently released trailer:
Gematsu also translated some details from the official site that detail about how Majima will control in combat. Check it out below:
Majima Goro utilizes his speed to fight with an ever-changing attack style. While keeping alive the feeling of exhilaration offered by previous playable incarnations of Majima Goro, this game uses the Dragon Engine to incorporate a system in which enemy reactions change based on the body part, direction, and angle Majima’s attack hits, and is tailored to give combat a more intuitive feeling than previous games.
Majima Goro’s battle style is characterized by his always-equipped “Chimera Dagger” and long-reaching attacks, and has a completely different feeling of control when compared to Kiryu’s battle style.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 will release December 17, 2017 in Japan.