From PlayStation Experience this weekend, SEGA has announced that the next two years will be filled with plenty of Yakuza action, as they unveil plans to release Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza 6 in the west.
Yakuza Kiwami is a remake of the 2005 Yakuza, the first game in the series, which was released on the PlayStation 2. It will be released digitally and physically for the PlayStation 4 in 2017, and features full 1080p/60fps graphics. Additionally, gamers can look forward to the Japanese audio being fully re-recorded by the original voice actors, enhanced battle mechanics, along with new things to do, like Kamurocho: Pocket Circuit car racing, MesuKing: Battle Bug Beauties, and new hostesses. The story will remain unchanged, aside from the addition of 30 minutes of new cutscenes, which help to link the title with the prequel, Yakuza 0. Players will also find Goro Majima making plenty of random appearances throughout their playthrough. An announcement trailer for the game, is available on YouTube.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will also be released digitally and physically for the PlayStation 4, and is slated for early 2018. Featuring the new “Dragon Engine,” it should be the most advanced title in the series to date, and will take players to Kamurocho, the biggest red light district in Tokyo, as well as Onomichi, a sleepy port town in Hiroshima Prefecture, as series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu, learns just how much people are willing to sacrifice for family.
More details about both games, will likely be unveiled, as their release grows nearer.