Yakuza Kiwami 2 Confirmed For PC, Release Date Revealed

And it is coming to Steam, before you ask.

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Now Playing: Yakuza Kiwami 2 PC Release Date Announced - GS News Update

Yakuza Kiwami 2 is coming to PC for the first time, publisher Sega has announced. The Yakuza 2 remake makes its way to Steam on May 9, and it's available to pre-order now for $30 / £25.

Kiwami 2 first launched on PS4 in Japan at the end of 2017, before coming to the West on the same console in August 2018. May 9 will mark the first time the game has released on any other platform.

Sega says the new version is "fully optimised for PC, including stunning 4K resolution and unlocked framerates, customisable controls and robust graphics options." In addition, if you pre-purchase now, you'll "receive the complete Clan Creator Bundle DLC, including super rare Clan Creator Leaders and Packs, exclusive weapons, outfits and more."

We enjoyed the PS4 version here at GameSpot; critic Edmond Tran awarded it an 8/10 in our Yakuza Kiwami 2 review. "The tale of Tokyo and Osaka, Kiryu and Sayama's partnership, and Kiryu and Goda's rivalry remains one of the Yakuza's best stories, and Kiwami 2's minor missteps don't affect the heart of that experience," he wrote. "The modernization of its presentation and its mechanics elevate it, making it absolutely worth revisiting or experiencing for the first time. Yakuza is an exemplary, if flawed series that does an incredible job of steeping you in contemporary Japanese-style crime drama, and establishing an evocative sense of place. Yakuza Kiwami 2 is an excellent example of the series at its best, coupling its most memorable stories and characters with its most sophisticated mechanics yet."

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kubiksc

I've been playing Yakuza Kiwami 2 on PS4, but honestly I think I compare prices on allkeyshop.com and I might just buy this again on PC for the higher resolution and unlocked frame rate. I'm really loving that Sega is seeing the PC as a viable platform for these games.

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dlM0kn

Whens Yakuza 3 Remaster?

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videogameninja

Great news!

Personally I don’t know why I waited so long to get on board with the Yakuza franchise considering how much I loved Shenmue but thankfully a few months back I had the privilege to play the first installment as a free PS plus game (“In” before someone says it’s not free.).

Hopefully all the subsequent installments get the same treatment (Kiwami.) as playing that first one really brought back a lot of old school nostalgia that seems to be gone since the departure of Shenmue. Besides, I just got to see what happens with Kiryu and that kid.

-DRAGON OF DOJIMA NINJA APPROVED-

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JEF8484

half way through the Ps4 version already....I'll have to hold off for the remasters of 3-5 for PC, though they need to come out on the PS4 first here in the West...

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xgalacticax

"Kiwami 2 first launched on PS4 in Japan at the end of 2017, before coming to the West on the same console in August 2008."

Wow, that's some serious time travel right there.

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Mraou

Nice. I like how they're releasing them in chronological order on the PC. Also, this is the PC's first Dragon Engine game, meaning there's a good chance Yakuza 6 will eventually be ported as well. Also, sounds like they're considering porting Judgement to PC down the line as well.

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proceeder

Wagatta!

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Berserk8989

For just 30$, that's a steal.