Yakuza Kiwami PS4 Game's Trailer Reveals August Release in West

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Remake of original Yakuza game features recreated graphics

Sega America announced on Wednesday that it will release the Yakuza Kiwami (Ryū ga Gotoku Kiwami) game for the PlayStation 4 in the West on August 29. The company began streaming an English-subtitled story trailer for the game on Wednesday.

Yakuza Kiwami is a full remake of the original Yakuza (Ryū ga Gotoku) game, and features completely recreated graphics to run on the PS4 in 1080p and at 60 frames per second. The Japanese cast rerecorded their lines for the game, and Sega's Western release will mark the first time the original Yakuza game will have a Japanese-language release in the West. The remake includes enhanced fighting gameplay. The game also includes a new "Majima Everywhere" system, where Goro Majima will show up in the game at "at the most inopportune of times."

The game shipped in Japan on January 21 for the PS3 and the PS4.

Sega will release the game in North America, and Deep Silver is releasing the game in Europe. Both companies will release the game in a digital and physical format.

Sega will also release Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Ryū ga Gotoku 6: Inochi no Uta) in the West on PlayStation 4. The game is the first mainline release in the franchise that will keep the subtitle in the English title of the game. Sega will release the game in the West in early 2018.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life shipped in Japan on the PlayStation 4 on December 8. The game inspired an online live-action adaptation with a completely new story that premiered on January 11.

Sega released the Yakuza 0 (Ryū ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho) prequel game in North America and Europe on the PS4 in on January 24. Sega released Yakuza 5 in the West with all the original Japanese DLC in December 2015.

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