Sega has announced that Yakuza Kiwami, the upcoming HD remake of the original Yakuza, will be available on PlayStation 4 from August 29th, 2017.
“Being retold in Kiwami is the nascent character arc for Yakuza – the game begins with series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu getting sent to prison for the murder of his family patriarch (which he didn’t commit). To make matters worse, during the 10 years of his imprisonment, not only does Kiryu’s clan expel him from the yakuza, but ¥10 billion (~$100 million) goes missing from the clan treasury,” the game’s description reads.
“Worse yet, Kiryu’s childhood sweetheart is also nowhere to be found, and with the entirety of the Japanese underworld on the hunt for the missing cash, Kiryu is all but lost until he finds the orphan girl Haruka, searching for her aunt who shares the same name as Kiryu’s missing love. What follows from there is a web of betrayal, underworld politics, and redemption as nothing will stop Kiryu from regaining his honor.”
Watch the brand new story trailer below:
Kiwami runs at 1080p and 60 FPS, and has been rebuilt from the ground up with all new HD assets, exclusive Japanese voice audio re-recorded by the series cast, and more. Players will also get nearly 30 minutes of new cutscenes that link the game to Yakuza 0, new distractions (Pocket Circuit car racing, MesuKing: Battle Bug Beauties, new hostesses, and more), new side quests, and a number of combat updates.
Finally, Yakuza Kiwami introduces the new “Majima Everywhere” system, where the series’ one-eyed maniac Majima will constantly surprise and challenge Kiryu to combat when he least expects it.