April 13, 2017

The Dragon Rises Again - Yakuza Kiwami Arrives This August

Sega has announced that Yakuza Kiwami will be releasing here on August 29 for PlayStation 4, giving players the first chance to play the game that starts the story of the series, with the HD remaster.

Being retold in Kiwami is the nascent character arc for Yakuza - the game begins with series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu getting sent to prison for the murder of his family patriarch (which he didn't commit). To make matters worse, during the 10 years of his imprisonment, not only does Kiryu's clan expel him from the yakuza, but ¥10 billion (~$100 million) goes missing from the clan treasury.

Worse yet, Kiryu's childhood sweetheart is also nowhere to be found, and with the entirety of the Japanese underworld on the hunt for the missing cash, Kiryu is all but lost until he finds the orphan girl Haruka, searching for her aunt who shares the same name as Kiryu's missing love. What follows from there is a web of betrayal, underworld politics, and redemption as nothing will stop Kiryu from regaining his honour.

Originally release for PlayStation 2, the game will be released on PlayStation 4, this August 29 for $70, with first run versions coming with a steelbook case.

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