Kazuma Kiryu isn't done yet with his remastered comeback on PS4 as SEGA announced this weekend Yakuza Kiwami 2 will hit Sony's console in the West on August 28th. The re-creation of Yakuza 2 features a new campaign focused on Goro Majima and new mini-games. The title will launch at $49.99 with pre-order and first-run copies coming with a steelbook. Details, screens and trailer inside.
Two Dragons Will Clash When Yakuza Kiwami 2 Launches August 28, 2018
Experience a Never-Before-Seen Campaign Featuring Goro Majima, New Minigames, and Even More Heat Actions in the Powerful Dragon Engine
IRVINE, Calif. - March 17, 2018 - It's been a full year since Kazuma Kiryu took his leave from the world of the yakuza during the events of Yakuza Kiwami. Fate, however, has other things in mind for the legendary Dragon of Dojima, and Kiryu finds himself back on the front lines of a potential all-out war, as SEGA proudly presents Yakuza Kiwami 2, one of the most beloved storylines in the franchise's history, remade in full HD for the PlayStation®4.
From the global development studio that introduced the world to Kazuma Kiryu, Ryu Ga Gotoku returns in high form with Yakuza Kiwami 2. The game will be releasing both physically and digitally on the PlayStation®4 on August 28, 2018 for $49.99. That's not all, though - pre-orders and first-run copies of Yakuza Kiwami 2 will come in an elaborate SteelBook® featuring Kiryu and his fierce rival, the Dragon of Kansai, Ryuji Goda.
For an in-depth look at the world of Yakuza, or for a refresher on key personalities and story moments throughout the series, be sure to check out the Yakuza Experience Website. There, you can experience the story through a 10-part interactive digital comic series as well as comprehensive character maps and timelines. Visit the Yakuza Experience Website here: http://yakuza.sega.com/experience/
Yakuza Kiwami 2 Features:
• 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. All cutscenes and key voiced lines have been re-recorded to be as true to the original as possible, while reaping the benefits of the most powerful engine the Yakuza series has ever seen.
• Big Hits, Minigames - Kiryu hasn't let his time away from the front lines dull his skills in combat or leisure. Pull off a wide variety of brutal (and hilarious) Heat Actions, and challenge new minigames such as Golf Bingo, the original arcade release of Virtual-On, the return of Yakuza 0's much-celebrated Cabaret (including the return of fan-favorite Yuki!), Majima's revamped Clan Creator, 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.
• Extreme Localization - We've gone through the Yakuza Kiwami 2 script with a fine-toothed comb; every effort has been made to ensure that it's the most faithful representation of the original Japanese. SEGA is committed to supporting the best Yakuza experience possible for the series' dedicated fans around the world.
as for Tarkin, i think they should have gone with the stand-in actor with some make-up/prosthetics. just looking at him in the making-of material he looks close enough. (2 minutes ago)
@MrWhite: she was kinda stiff/robotic in the original BR too. Like a doll, which they obviously aimed for, which helps sell the 2049 version. (5 minutes ago)
The other scenes that had all CG models of the actors and actress were so well done, I didn't realise it was entirely all rendered. Joi for example is almost completely CG overlaid with the actress. (6 minutes ago)
Tarkin in Rogue One looked great right up until he started moving and talking. Then it just looked ridiculous. BR's Sean Young is a bit similar, but its only really her mouth moving that I find off (8 minutes ago)
CGI was at the point of being capable of rendering photo realistic humans a while ago. It's just the animation that lets it down. (9 minutes ago)
@Melmoth: That's the hard stuff because you instantly know its not real, though. The invisible stuff is usually stuff that isn't animated, like cityscapes and ambient background effects. (10 minutes ago)
how many will point out that the snow by the roadside is a visual effect. those kind of effects are used all the time without people noticing. (13 minutes ago)