The latest Yakuza Kiwami 2 video doesn’t feature any gameplay footage of Kiryu, but it does feature some Japanese gravure idols (Hikaru Aoyama and Rina Hashimoto) talking about the upcoming Yakuza 2 remake. It’s the latest promotional video for the PlayStation 4 exclusive, which will be releasing in Japan on December 17, 2017.
I’m not quite sure what it is about the latest Yakuza Kiwami 2 video, but somehow it transcends the language barrier. I’m not fluent in Japanese (although I do know how to say “stupid” and “detective”), yet the video was able to keep my attention for the full two and a half minutes. What an accomplishment!
Check out the Yakuza Kiwami 2 gravure idols video below:
Yakuza Kiwami 2 will feature a new story focusing on Goro Majima. Check out more details about the remake’s major addition:
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.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 will release December 17, 2017 in Japan.