Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a remake of Yakuza 2, and is an action-adventure game set in an open world environment and played from a third-person perspective. Combat is based on that previously seen in Yakuza 6. A new “Majima Saga” story scenario features recurring series anti-hero Goro Majima as a playable character.
Yakuza 2 was released to the world in 2008 for PlayStation 2, a sequel to the critically acclaimed Yakuza, following the journey of Kazuma Kiryu as he attempts to distance himself from the criminal underworld he was raised in. Ten years later, Yakuza Kiwami 2 brings that world to the PlayStation 4, completely rebuilt from the ground-up. In the tradition of 2017’s Yakuza Kiwami, the envelope is pushed to the extreme, using the all-new Dragon Engine to update one of the series’ stand-out titles into a modern classic.
“Kazuma Kiryu thought his Tojo Clan days were behind him. He and his young ward, Haruka Sawamura, have built a peaceful life from the ashes of conflict. All it took was a single gunshot to shatter that peace. Yukio Terada, the fifth chairman of the Tojo Clan, has been assassinated. With war on the horizon, the legendary Dragon of Dojima is pulled back into the world he wanted to leave behind.”
With the Tojo Clan weakened from the events of 2005 and on the brink of war with the Omi Alliance, Kiryu himself journeys to Kansai to broker peace. But in Sotenbori, the Dragon of Kansai, Ryuji Goda, sees an opportunity: Destroy the Tojo Clan, destroy Kiryu, and become the one true dragon.
As a power struggle begins between east and west, a tragedy buried for over 20 years boils to the surface, shaking the very foundation of both organizations.
What fate awaits Kazuma Kiryu? What dark truths will be illuminated? And when two dragons have clashed, and the ashes settle over Kamurocho, who will be left standing?
An All New Scenario Featuring Goro Majima
Take control of Majima, the Mad Dog of Shimano, and discover the events that occurred between the end of Yakuza and the beginning of Yakuza 2.
February 2006 –
Two months after the events of Yakuza Kiwami … Inheriting an organisation that is all but broken, Fifth Chairman Yukio Terada enacts a bold plan to bring the clan back into economic stability: The Tojo Clan Reformation Project.
Its core tenant – Promote those who contribute the most, sideline those who fail to perform. And with a vacancy in the clan captain’s position, the stakes are high. The highest contributor stands to inherit a seat of power within the organisation.
Despite opposition from the Tojo Clan’s longest standing members, Terada pushes forward to enact the policy. With all signs pointing to Akinobu Uematsu of the newly formed Uematsu Family as the next clan captain, Goro Majima does what Goro Majima does and sows the seeds of discord.
It is perhaps no coincidence then that the Majima Family office is attacked by men suspected to be Uematsu Family members. Owing them an answer, Majima bursts into the Uematsu Family office alone … And what he finds there was the last thing he expected.
Eight Enter the Arena, One Leaves! “Coliseum”
The Coliseum returns, and it’s deadlier than ever! Enter an arena where flames erupt from the floor, one where fences explode upon contact, or brave the Battle Royale where you’ll be pitted against seven opponents at the same time!
- The Inferno Tournament – Avoid the flames or burn to ash
- Shockwave Tournament – The fence is electrified! Your foes will be in for a shock when they get thrown into it!
- Battle Royale – Anything goes in this eight-man (or beast!) melee. Pick up weapons, destroy the weak, and power through the strong
- Battle the Legendary Wrestlers! Some of Japan’s most famous wrestlers make their appearance in the Clan Creator, but you may also face them in the arena! They won’t hesitate to use their signature moves, so stay on your toes.
Please note, an internet connection and Playstation Plus may be required to play this game. In addition, you may need to update your hardware via the internet before you can play the game.