Yakuza's PS4 remake is coming to the west

As is Yakuza 6.

Yakuza Kiwami, the PS4 remake of the original 2005 game, is coming to PS4 in the west summer 2017 via publisher Deep Silver.

"Kiwami" means extreme in Japanese and this remake is not a remaster, but an entirely new game built from the ground up. As such, it will be in 1080p with 60fps and even the audio will be completely redone with largely the same voice actors reprising their roles.

It will also have roughly 30 minutes worth of new cutscenes. Plus your nemesis, the stylish Goro Majima, will pop up everywhere. So you can run into him at random locations, like convenience stores, and brawl with him.

Digital Foundry's John Linneman called Yakuza Kiwami "a solid remake that manages to bring together many of the best elements from the series while retelling the original story" in his analysis.

Furthermore, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Will has also been confirmed for a western release, though it won't be out until early 2018.

Yakuza 6 will feature the new "Dragon Engine", so it should be the best-looking Yakuza game yet.

Both titles will be available in both physical and digital forms.

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