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Yakuza Kiwami 2 Demo Available Now on the PlayStation Store

Kazuma Kiryu is back again.

News by Mike Williams, .

Sega has released a playable demo for the upcoming Yakuza Kiwami 2. The demo is currently available on the PlayStation Store, with a size of 10.01 GB.

"One year after the 10 billion yen incident, Kazuma Kiryu begins to build a peaceful life with Haruka Sawamura. Tearing him away, an assassination threatens to erupt in an all-out war between the Tojo Clan and the Omi Alliance. Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, must travel to Sotenbori, Osaka in an attempt to broker peace between the rival clans, but Ryuji Goda, known as the Dragon of Kansai, will stop at nothing to get his war. In this world, there can only be one dragon," says the PlayStation Store synopsis for the game.

Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a remake of Yakuza 2, originally released on PlayStation 2 back in 2006. The game came to the United States two years later. Kiwami 2 uses the all-new Dragon Engine, which debuted in Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. Many of the mini-games from previous Yakuza titles return and fan-favorite character Goro Majima will have his own Majima Saga.

Yakuza Kiwami 2 will be launching on PlayStation 4 on August 28, 2018. We're currently in the middle of a Yakuza zeitgeist, with a new Yakuza Studio game always around the corner. Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami are both coming to PC, with the former title launching on August 1 for a cool $19.99. Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise, another game by the Yakuza team, is also heading West on October 2, 2018.

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  • Avatar for Godots17thCup #1 Godots17thCup 4 months ago
    I remember Yakuza 2 being the game where I truly fell in love with the Yakuza series, to the point where I still consider it my favorite, and the first entry that felt like "Yakuza" as we now know it, but I also haven't played it in nearly a decade. I'll be curious to see how the second game (or, at least, its remake) holds up now that SEGA has crafted another half-dozen or so really good-to-great entries based on its foundation.Edited 2 times. Last edited July 2018 by Godots17thCup
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  • Avatar for Damn_Skippy #2 Damn_Skippy 4 months ago
    @Godots17thCup Same here, although I have a soft spot for how mental Yakuza 5 got in places (minus that three hour slog at the end with no save points!).
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  • Avatar for tenjackten #3 tenjackten 4 months ago
    Just finished the first Yakuza Kiwami and loved the crazy sensibilities of this world, this is a day-one buy.
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