PS4 Remake of Yakuza Kiwami Now Has an Official Western Release Date (VIDEO)

Fans of the Yakuza franchise have some nostalgic feels on the way with Sega’s announcement the first game in the series is getting a complete overhaul remake for the PlayStation 4. Yakuza Kiwami will be coming to America and Europe August 29th.

According to the announcement, fans of the Yakuza franchise will be able to look forward to a graphically and audio-enhanced remake with “recreated graphics and fully re-recorded Japanese audio by the original voice actors”. In addition to this intense overhaul, there will be over 30 minutes of brand new cutscenes and added “distractions” to the gameplay, as well.

Another hilarious addition to the Kiwami experience is the added feature dubbed the “Majima Everywhere” system. Brace yourself, because Kiryu will be randomly challenged when he least expects it by a “one-eyed maniac” that is ready for combat at a moment’s notice.  Sega assures players that this edition will be “extra goofy”, true to the Yakuza franchise balance.

Yakuza Kiwami

The remaster will available for 29.99 USD on August 29th. If pre-ordered, the remake of Yakuza Kiwami will include a special edition steel-book case for physical copies. The quantity is limited, however – first pre-order, first served.

What do you think about the Yakuza remake? In a world of remasters, was this one worth it to you? What is your favourite memory of this franchise? Join in on the conversation in the comment section below, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for gaming and entertainment news live 24/7!

Liana Ruppert578 Posts

With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Mass Effect, Liana has been an avid collector of gaming and comic memorabilia for well over two decades. With a passion for writing, gaming, and comics - she is currently working as Editor-in-Chief for the revival of Prima Games, with previous managing editor experience with several gaming publications including, The Hollywood Reporter, TwinGalaxies, and other outlets. She is also the Co-Owner and Managing Editor for DFTG. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, as well as several Facebook communities online.

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