Yakuza Kiwami 2 – Rebirth of the Dragon
Yakuza Kiwami 2 is the remake of the original Yakuza 2, released for PlayStation 2 in 2006. The game debuted last year for the PS4 in Japan. The sequel to Yakuza Kiwami – the remake of the original Yakuza – Yakuza Kiwami 2 will feature new modes, extras, and playable characters. Thus, as a full remake of Yakuza 2, veteran fans can expect beautiful, redone cutscenes and a re-recorded voice track. Yakuza Kiwami 2 utilizes the “Dragon” engine, originally created for Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 is an open-world title. You explore the city while advancing the story, taking on side-quests, and beating down thugs. Battling is inherently similar to a beat ’em up, such as Streets of Rage, but in 3D. It features stylish combos and several different fighting styles for taking down foes. The style you utilize will depend largely on what is appropriate against the enemy. You’ll want to change styles if you’re fighting an armed fighter or a heavy.
Yakuza’s central focus involves crime drama. Conspiracy, fighting against authority, and overcoming insurmountable odds are a major plot piece for the series. Side-quests often involve controversial twists, such as teaching a dominatrix, increasing the taxes in Japan, and even taking down a cult. You’ll get to play mini-games, to include Sega Arcade classics, like Golf Bingo and Virtua-On. Yakuza is also filled with silliness, such as visiting an adult video store or going on blind dates with women. Fans of music will enjoy playing in karaoke and even dancing mini-games. Yakuza Kiwami 2 will also feature the return of Goro Majima, Mad Dog of Shimano, who was playable in the recent release of Yakuza 0. Fans of story-driven titles will enjoy the dire situations against crime bosses and the comic relief of helping someone in need during side-quests.
Enter the world of the Dragon of Dojima, Kazuma Kiryu, when the game releases on August 28, 2018, for the PlayStation 4!
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