This is a complete remake of Yakuza 2 that was released on the PS2, build from the ground up for the PS4 using the Yakuza 6 game engine.
Although the series is starring Kiryu, in Yakuza Kiwami 2 users will also have the opportunity to play with Goro Majima and know what happened to the character between this sequel and the first part.
There will be new content coming to Yakuza Kiwami 2 that wasn't present on the PlayStation 2 back in the day. The announcement trailer can be seen below.
Sega announced that Yakuza Kiwami 2, a remake of Yakuza 2 in the Dragon Engine, would be making its way West on August 28th.
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Sega announced that the Yakuza Team is now hard at work on another Yakuza title, this time a complete remake of the second game.
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Yakuza Kiwami 2 will launch with a special day one Steelbook edition that is available to purchase for $49.99. Sega is clearly building up considerable goodwill in the West with the Yakuza series, especially considering the extremely positive reception of the recent games.
From the global development studio that introduced the world to Kazuma Kiryu, Ryu Ga Gotoku returns in high form with YYakuza: Kiwami 2. It takes place in a fictionalized version of Kabukichō called Kamurocho, as well as two fictional districts of Osaka. I've played hundreds of games, but finished very few.