Sega mengumumkan bahwa mereka akan meluncurkan Yakuza Kiwami di wilayah Amerika Serikat.
Dalam Bahasa Jepang, kata “kiwami” berarti “ekstrem”, dalam hal ini merujuk kepada kualitas Yakuza Kiwami yang merupakan remaster dari Yakuza yang diluncurkan pada tahun 2005 untuk PlayStation 2. Tentu saja, Yakuza Kiwami akan mendapatkan pembaruan grafis yaitu resolusi Full HD ((1080p) dan 60 fps. Selain grafis, seluruh suara Bahasa Jepang dalam Yakuza Kiwami pun direkam ulang dengan para pengisi suara aslinya.
The plot is unchanged, but there’s an additional ~30 minutes or so of new cutscenes that add in some extra character exposition, some new threads that link Kiwami’s story with Yakuza 0, and they’ve added in new distractions around Tokyo to give extra vibrance to the red-light district of Kamurocho: Pocket Circuit car racing, MesuKing: Battle Bug Beauties, new hostesses, and more!
Then there’s the new “Majima Everywhere” system. Goro Majima, the one-eyed psychopath takes on the role of Kiryu’s nemesis in Kiwami and will barge in on Kiryu at the most inopportune of times. Fighting off some street punks? BOOM, MAJIMA! Taking a break in a convenience store? MAJIMA! That suspicious looking character who just popped out of a manhole cover (seriously)? MAJIMA!
Yakuza Kiwami akan diluncurkan pada musim panas 2017 di wilayah Amerika Serikat untuk PlayStation 4.
- A Family Patriarch’s Ransom of New Content – Not just a simple graphical upgrade, Kiwami adds nearly 30 minutes of cutscenes alone, providing all-new insight into the game’s plot and creating common threads with series prequel Yakuza 0. There’s also added distractions (Pocket Circuit car racing, MesuKing: Battle Bug Beauties, new hostesses, and more), side quests and combat updates to bring the original Yakuza game into the latest console generation.
- A Place for Newcomers and Veterans – Yakuza Kiwami is the ultimate bridge in the series: newcomers or those whose Yakuza experience started with Yakuza 0 will have familiar, exacting controls, top-notch SEGA localization, and a solid starting point for entering the Yakuza franchise fresh. Veterans will experience a familiar Kamurocho and plot, but with new levels of story depth and graphical polish.
- But it was me! Majima! – Completely new to Kiwami is the “Majima Everywhere” system, where the series’ deranged, one-eyed maniac will constantly surprise and challenge Kiryu to combat when he least expects it. We’re talking “popping out of a goofy costume” levels of surprise, so players must stay on their toes and be ready to defend themselves from Kiryu’s chief rival.
- Extreme Revitalization – Kiwami is rebuilt from the ground up with all new HD assets, exclusive Japanese voice audio re-recorded by the series cast, and more; optimized for the PlayStation 4 and running in 1080p/60fps. And following suit with SEGA’s commitment to the Yakuza series, the game will release in both physical and digital formats in the west.