Yakuza Kiwami 2 Heads West On August 28th, 2018 For PS4
Yakuza Kiwami 2
(Last Updated On: March 18, 2018)

Sega announced that the Yakuza Team is currently hard at work on another Yakuza title, this time a complete remake of the second game. The upcoming Yakuza Kiwami 2 is set for release on the PS4 in the West starting August 28th, 2018.

The announcement for the game’s release in the West was accompanied by a pretty slick trailer featuring Kiryu doing what he does best. You can check out the minute long trailer below, which was published on the Sega of America YouTube channel.

Yakuza Kiwami 2 has already released in Japan. The game came out last year in December in Japan, but it was easy to miss given that there were a lot of big games coming out at the time in November and December.

Sega wisely decided to wait until there were barely any notable games being announced or released to let fans of the Yakuza series know that the complete remake of Yakuza 2 would be making its way to the West later this year in August.

A lot of fans are excited that Sega has decided to finally listen to fans and bring the game over in its entirety for fans, and doing so in the exact same year that they’ve released Yakuza 6.

Recently Sega has been on a roll when it comes to the way they handle the Yakuza games, especially having a competent localization team bringing the Yakuza games over to the West uncensored.

If the last few games are anything to go by, then Yakuza Kiwami 2 will also make its way to the West unscathed by the lily stained sensibilities of some of the censorship-heavy localization crews that have been lurking around the Japanese gaming scene like butchers loitering a pig pen.

Fans of the Yakuza games intent on fleshing out their collection on the PS4 – and perhaps those of you who missed out on the original releases on the PS2 and PS3 – you can check out Yakuza Kiwami 2 for the PS4 starting August 28th, 2018.


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