Yakuza hero Kazuma Kiryu is about to go to Osaka on new platforms soon with the Xbox release of Yakuza Kiwami 2.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 is the remake of Yakuza 2, originally launched in 2006 in Japan for PS2. It’s also arguably the best Yakuza game ever made (and I’ll fight you for it), so it’s definitely a great chance for players on Microsoft’s platforms to experience it.
It’ll launch for Xbox One, Windows 10, and Xbox Game Pass on July 30.
The game uses the latest engine created from the franchise (Yakuza 6’s Dragon Engine), which also means that it looks a lot better compared to the first Kiwami, which was developed on an older engine.
You can read a list of features below, in case you’re unfamiliar with the game.
- Dragons Belong on the Dragon Engine – Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a re-creation of the original Yakuza 2, completely rebuilt in the Dragon Engine, the same engine used in developing Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. Experience gorgeous graphics on top of seamless transitions between battles or when entering or leaving buildings. Character facial animations have undergone a significant overhaul, and all cutscenes and key voiced lines have been re-recorded to enhance the exhilarating drama that unfolds throughout the game.
- Big Hits, Mini Games – Experience visceral street brawling and weapon-based combat, and tons of leisure activities in Kamurocho (Tokyo) and Sotenbori (Osaka), Pull off a wide variety of brutal (and hilarious) Heat Actions, and challenge new minigames such as Golf Bingo, the original arcade release of Virtua Fighter 2, the return of Yakuza 0’s much-celebrated Cabaret (including the return of fan-favorite Yuki!), Majima Construction-themed Clan Creator and real-time strategy game, and even SEGA’s infamous Toylets!
- Unveil the Truth of Goro Majima – This time around, Kiryu isn’t the only one running the show – fans of the Mad Dog of Shimano won’t want to miss this new Majima-centric campaign, which features Majima as a playable character, complete with his trusty dagger, and sheds light on his personal journey from the end of Yakuza Kiwami up to Yakuza Kiwami 2.