Yakuza Kiwami Heads West

Runtime: 1:22    Author: SegaAmerica    Category: Trailers

Publisher and developer Sega announced today that Yakuza Kiwami – their HD remake of the first game in the series – will be making its way west. The game will be available on August 29 for PlayStation 4.

“Besides completely recreated graphics and fully re-recorded Japanese audio by the original voice actors, the game also features added distractions and ~30 minutes of new cutscenes,” reads the press release.

The game is a remake of the 2005 PlayStation 2 release, which introduced players to the world of Kazuma Kiryu -- the Dragon of Dojima.

New Zealand pricing has yet to be confirmed. We’ll also keep you updated if the release date happens to be different.



 

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Comments Comments (5)

 
Posted by kniteowl
On Thursday 13 Apr 2017 9:21 AM
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Damn and I'm still faffing around in Yakuza 0... it's awesome that the series is gaining more traction for the West though. Long may Sega's newfound wisdom continue... (More Valkyria Chronicles would be nice too... hint hint)
 
 
 
Posted by BigC
On Thursday 13 Apr 2017 10:22 AM
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Holy guacamole! So excited for this, cannot wait! It is also a lot cheaper than other new/preorder games in the States (this is $29.99US whereas Destiny 2 and Persona 5 are $59.99US). Here's hoping NZ will do something similar (expecting EB to still be around the $200 mark though).
 
 
 
Posted by Dodgykiwi
On Thursday 13 Apr 2017 10:48 AM
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I just wish they would hurry up & bring out Yakuza 6 in the West instead of giving the HD treatment to the old ones.
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Friday 14 Apr 2017 9:30 PM
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13 April 2017, 10:22 AM Reply to BigC
Holy guacamole! So excited for this, cannot wait! It is also a lot cheaper than other new/preorder games in the States (this is $29.99US whereas Destiny 2 and Persona 5 are $59.99US). Here's hoping NZ will do something similar (expecting EB to still be around the $200 mark though).
Oh... good pricing for a HD remaster... I hope you're right and that we get proportionate pricing (i.e Persona 5 at EB is $120 so this might be $60?)
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Friday 14 Apr 2017 9:32 PM
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13 April 2017, 10:48 AM Reply to Dodgykiwi
I just wish they would hurry up & bring out Yakuza 6 in the West instead of giving the HD treatment to the old ones.
I think they want the extra $ first... They're holding us to ransom (kind of) with these older releases and "testing the market" for 6. From what I see Yakuza is doing better in the West now... so 6 should be a relatively safe bet... Unless Sega decides to go all Valkyria Chronicles 3 on us... :(

If only we could get VC3 and the PSP side story Yakuza's released on Vita... one can dream right?