Yakuza Kiwami 2 to get English release

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    As announced on SEGA's official Twitch stream today, Yakuza Kiwami 2 will be getting an English localization, less than a year after its initial release in Japan. Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a remake of the second game in the series, which originally released in 2006. The game will be a PlayStation 4 exclusive, and will launch on August 28, 2018 for North America and Europe and will cost $49.99. Kiwami 2 uses an updated version of Yakuza 6's engine, which adds upon it with better combat and smoother performance.

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    Yes!!!!!!
     
  3. TsUnDeReAznGuY

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    YES ABOUT TIME!!!!!
     
  4. netovsk

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    Nice now they could make yakuza 3 digitally availabe on the ps3.
     
  5. netovsk

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    Nice now they could make yakuza 3 digitally availabe on the ps3.
     
  6. Reploid

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    PC ver when?
     
  7. leonmagnus99

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    awesome news, Yakuza 0 was my very first Yakuza game and boy did i love it.
    Y0 was my GOTY 2017.

    i played through Kiwami some months ago and loved it, looking forward to kiwami 2 /so happy we are getting it localized.

    i hope they remaster Y3/4 and 5 for Ps4 !
     
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    I've got a question, which is the difference between 1+2 HD and Kiwami? The 1st 2 are simple remaster of PS2 versions, but is Kiwami actually a remake of 1st 2 using dragon engine?
     
  9. Chrisssj2

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    Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a remake of Yakuza 2?

    Not a remake of Yakuza Kiwami 1 ?

    Just making sure i never played this series and i just bought Yakuza Kiwami 1 on psn...
     
  10. leon315

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    then u should start from Yakuza 0, which chronologically is the 1st of series
     
  11. WoJjTeK

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    Yakuza Kiwami is a remake of the first Yakuza game from PS2 using the same engine Yakuza 0 uses.
    Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a remake of the second Yakuza game from PS2 using the same engine Yakuza 6 uses.

    Also, I heard fans of the series recommend playing the games in release order, because even though you could play 0 at the start you will miss many references to later titles.
    A side note about Kiwami 2 is that it's pretty lazy remake compared to Kiwami 1, which by the way also cut some content. An entire area from original game has been cut in Kiwami 2, and some locations look worse in comparison even to PS2 game. Some songs from OST are missing too. The best version of the game is probably the HD collection on PS3/Wii U, but sadly no english version was ever released.
     
  12. leon315

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    Source?
     
  13. WoJjTeK

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    @leon315
    You just quoted my entire post, which consists of several pieces of information, I haven't copy pasted this from anywhere, either specify precisely which piece of information you want the source of or search around yourself, I got all this info from around the net, it shouldn't be to hard to find :).
     
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    THE PART about Kiwami 2 is worse than remaster ps3/wiiu, i googled but i can't find any comparisons about them
     
  15. WoJjTeK

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    Beware of slight spoilers, check out those tweets:
    http://twitter.com/hyperbithero/status/942337820814921728
    http://twitter.com/thegamingbrit/status/940069222696206338
    Also on /r/yakuzagames people mentioned some other cuts, you can check one thread here : http://www.reddit.com/r/yakuzagames/comments/7kh8qj/more_cut_content_from_kiwami_2/
    Gamefaqs thread mentions some 'Adam host substory' being removed as well, check it out here : http://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/218734-yakuza-kiwami-2/76110435
    Second page also mentionts the OST cuts.
     
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    still playstation exclusive? boo urns
     
  17. LufianGuy

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    Any Yakuza game already has my $$$. Keep them coming please, thanks!
     
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