Sega announced that the HD remake of the original Yakuza game will be available exclusively for the PS4 on August 29th 2017.
Now saying the game is just an HD Remake seems like a misconception considering that Yakuza Kiwami has been built from the ground up with recreated graphics and re-recorded audio from the game’s original Japanese cast, Plus new ‘distractions’ and over 30 minutes of new cutscenes. From the looks of the trailer above, it appears that the combat system will be updated as well to feature new finishers and a better flow of combat.
Despite all this amazing information about the upcoming remake, the best part of the press release was slated in the price, as Sega announced that Yakuza Kiwami will be available for $29.99 USD. Yakuza Kiwami will be available digitally and physically, with early runs of the physical copy having a special steelbook edition.
For more Yakuza awesomness, be sure to check out our review of Yakuza 0, which came out earlier this year. Sega has plans on releasing Yakuza 6: The Song of Life for early 2018.