Yakuza Kiwami 2 happened due to how well Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami did outside Japan

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Yesterday we discussed how Yakuza Studio head Toshihiro Nagoshi had a live stream to explain details on their earlier announcements. One of those was to confirm that the Fist of the North Star game was running on the studio’s older Yakuza 0 engine and the other fun tidbit was that Yakuza Kiwami 2 is only happening due to how well Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami performed with pre-orders and overall sales.

According to NeoGAF poster Gacha-pin, he specifically mentioned ‘Yakuza‘ and not ‘Ryū Ga Gotoku‘ (Like a Dragon) as the franchise is known as in Japan and Asian countries. This means that maybe SEGA is finally impressed with how the game has performed in Europe and in the Americas? We are getting a impressive Yakuza 6 premium edition and it seemed that when Yakuza 0 came out it kept selling out on Amazon. Its good to see a game that I have been following for more than a decade finally get the recognition it deserves outside of Japan. Seeing as SEGA America is already asking fans if they are hyped for the upcoming Yakuza games, I would wager that we will be getting more Yakuza titles in the future. Good times.

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7 responses to “Yakuza Kiwami 2 happened due to how well Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami did outside Japan

  1. Razzee says:

    Valkyria Chronicles II/III, please join the Remaster train. :^

  2. busterbeam says:

    Watching the vid, haven’t heard him say “Yakuza” yet. Regardless: what is the name of the series in Korea & China?

    • Chi says:

      In Mainland China it’s called “如龙 “, or Like a Dragon. In Hong Kong and Taiwan it’s called “人中之龙”, or Dragon among Humans.

  3. QuietWyatt says:

    Is this a soft confirmation that we’re gonna get it here? Glad so see our purchases made the remake of the best Yakuza game possible.

  4. Dan says:

    What a time to be a Yakuza fan! SEGA can have all my money any day… :’) I’m so happy to read this!

  5. loiu says:

    yeeeeeeeeeeees finally a remake for yakuza 2 i waited for this since they remake the first one and it is going to be on the dragon engin sign me i hope you remake the rest even the spin off iam really intersted in japan histroy _ryu ga gotoku kenzan and ishin

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