We can’t get enough of Kazuma Kiryu and Kamurocho, and Sega is noticing! With well-deserved success from its prequel game, Yakuza 0, the Japanese-based developer and publisher will release more localized HD remakes, an online game, and the global version of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life in 2018. The series is already famed in Japan, and 2017 was the year of testing out the game worldwide. The franchise garnered many fresh fans, which means introducing the new masses to its previous games and more.
Although the 6th game (already released in Japan) is the final chapter of the the Kazuma Kiryu story, Sega will continue remaking their previous games in HD. Only days after the global release of Yakuza Kiwami, Sega announced Yakuza Kiwami 2, the 2nd franchise game remade with the Yakuza 6 engine. The game will be released in Japan this year on December 7, which means it will probably come out worldwide At the beginning of 2019. Just as the first Kiwami, the face lift will retain the same storyline, combat, gameplay, and setting in Kamurocho and Sotenbori.
Along with console releases, Sega plans on releasing a PC/mobile online game called Yakuza Online. More details are yet to come, but we do know the game takes place after the 6th game and will have a new protagonist: Ichiban Kasuga (voiced by the actor who plays Nishikiyama).
Tempted to join the bandwagon? There’s no better time to hop on than now, with Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami already available. These games are the perfect edition to entering the series, especially because the prequel also focuses on the origin story of Goro Majima.
For incredible storyline, a ridiculous amount of substories, corny karaoke songs, and more opportunities to solidify your ground as the Dragon of Dojima, join the fandom now as the best is yet to come.