‘Yakuza Kiwami,’ ‘Yakuza 6’ Coming To Western Shores In Following Years; Fans Excited For News [VIDEO]By Christian Pepito, UniversityHerald Reporter
"Yakuza Kiwami" and "Yakuza 6" will be coming to the West in the next few years. Fans of the game series are excited about this new development.
"Yakuza Kiwami" coming 2017
SEGA representative John Hardin wrote on the official blog of PlayStation that "Yakuza Kiwami" will be coming to the West in 2017. It was first announced during the PlayStation Experience 2016 presentation over the weekend.
"Yakuza Kiwami" details
"Yakuza Kiwami" will be a remake of the original "Yakuza" video game, which was launched on the PlayStation 2 console system in 2005. It will have an extreme overhaul that will include a lot of new content for players to enjoy.
"Yakuza Kiwami" adds new content
"Yakuza Kiwami" will add new content to it like the nearly 30 minutes of cutscenes, which will provide new details of the game's story and it will make connections with its prequel, "Yakuza 0." There will be other added features like Pocket Circuit car racing, side quests, and combat updates to make it have new gameplay in the new console generation.
"Yakuza Kiwami" controls easy for newcomers and familiar to veterans
With "Yakuza Kiwami," it will be easier for the newbies to play the video game and experience it. It will have easy controls and top-notch SEGA localization, and it will be a good start for the beginners of the series. For the veterans, they will be familiar with the controls, the plot, but it will also introduce new levels of story depth and improvement to the visuals.
"Yakuza Kiwami" introduces the Majima Everywhere system
A new feature called the Majima Everywhere system will be added to "Yakuza Kiwami." He will be the rival of Kiryu who will constantly challenge him to combat when the hero least expects it. He will also wear silly costumes to distract the players, so it is advised that they should be prepared.
"Yakuza Kiwami" upgrades
"Yakuza Kiwami" will be rebuilt from the ground up with better HD graphic assets and exclusive Japanese voice audio re-recorded by the series cast. The game will be optimized for the PlayStation 4 system and it will run in 1080p resolution with 60 frames per second. It will also have both physical and digital formats in its western release.
"Yakuza 6" in 2018
While "Yakuza Kiwami" starts next year, "Yakuza 6" will be released in early 2018. It will be released in Japan this week.
"Yakuza Kiwami" fans excited
According to the official forums of SEGA, a fan expresses his excitement of the new announcement from the game publishers. Some members said that they cannot wait for its release and they were happy that three "Yakuza" games were coming out soon.
Check out the "Yakuza Kiwami" and "Yakuza 6" The Song of Life PlayStation Experience 2016 Trailer video below: