Today Sega has made Yakuza Kiwami available on Xbox One, Windows 10, and Xbox Game pass, and the publisher released a launch trailer to celebrate.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Yakuza Kiwami is the full remake of the original Yakuza game, which launched on PlayStation 2 all the way back in 2005.
Not only the game comes with entirely overhauled graphics, but it also includes plenty of new content and gameplay improvements.
Incidentally, it’s also a lovely time machine of sorts, showcasing Tokyo’s popular red-light district of Kabukicho as it was in 2005. That’s great considering that it has changed a lot over the years. The way the environment changes in the games of the series following the real world is one of the most interesting aspects of the franchise.
You can check out the trailer below.
If you want to hear more, here’s what Sega has to say about the game.
“A ground-up remake of 2005’s Yakuza, Yakuza Kiwami picks up where Yakuza 0 leaves off, and puts players back in the snakeskin shoes of series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu. After facing a 10-year prison sentence for a crime he didn’t commit, he’s released into a world he no longer recognizes, alone and expelled from his former yakuza family. Shortly after his release, he encounters a mysterious girl named Haruka, who may be the key to the answers Kiryu seeks.”
- Fight Like a Dragon: It wouldn’t be Yakuza without thugs and rival yakuza trying to take you down around every corner! Master four distinct fighting styles, or just grab whatever is lying on the street – a traffic cone, a sign, or even a bike – to take down your enemies.
- Majima Everywhere!: Who’s that walking down the street? Or hiding behind the corner? Or lying in wait under that giant traffic cone? It’s Majima, and he’s everywhere! Yakuza Kiwami introduces the ‘Majima Everywhere’ system, where you’ll always have to be on your toes and ready for combat when you encounter fan-favorite character Goro Majima… everywhere!
- The Story Can Wait: Yakuza Kiwami contains a depth of content outside of the main story path – take a break with some karaoke, compete in Pocket Circuit races, collect cards for your MesuKing: Battle Bug Beauties team, complete over 70 substories, or just take a walk around Kamurocho… but keep an eye out for Majima!