UPDATE 22/1/19: Sega has now confirmed its teased 19th February release date for Yakuza Kiwami on Steam. You can put down a pre-order now - it usually costs £15 but there's currently a 10 per cent discount.
We've known for some time - since June 2018, in fact - that Yakuza Kiwami is on its way to PC through Steam. And now, some six months later, we might finally have an actual release date - albeit one gleaned from a single frame in an animated gif, thanks to Sega's usual PC marketing malarky.
This unconventional means of news delivery shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, of course; ever since Sega struck viral gold with its 8-bit Bayonetta game (which transpired to be a tease for a release of Platinum's action opus on PC), its marketing stunts have become a fixture on Steam. We saw artwork for Vanquish cheekily hidden in Bayonetta's files prior to a proper PC announcement, and, more recently, sheep infiltrated Steam ahead of Catherine's PC reveal.
Sony has revealed the PlayStation Plus PlayStation 4 games due out in November, confirming a leak of its own from earlier this month.
Earlier in October, Sony advertised the November Plus games on PlayStation.com, revealing Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition and Yakuza Kiwami.
Today, Sony confirmed both games are set for Plus in November in a video, below.
Earlier than usual, Sony has confirmed the PlayStation 4 games to be given away next month via PlayStation Plus.
Sega's continuing to show the PC some love, bringing two Yakuza games and Valkyria Chronicles 4 to Steam in the coming months.
Yakuza Kiwami 2, a full remake of the original Yakuza 2, will launch for PlayStation 4 on 28th August outside Japan.
(That date is confirmed for North America - we'll likely see it the following Friday, 31st August.)
This re-creation of the original comes courtesy of Yakuza 6's Dragon engine - with the shinier graphics you would expect.
The original Yakuza is receiving a PS4 remake next week and it looks like Yakuza 2 will receive a similar treatment.
Yakuza Kiwami, the PS4 remake of the original Yakuza, is slated for release on 29th August and publisher Sega is offering a host of free post-launch DLC to follow on a weekly basis in September.
The new content, detailed below, can be obtained through Bob Utsunomiya, the clown located underneath the Tenkaichi Street Gate.
So, without further ado, here's what free goodies you'll get:
Yakuza Kiwami, the PS4 remake of the original 2005 game, is coming to PS4 in the west summer 2017 via publisher Deep Silver.