Looks like Sega is going the extra mile with their upcoming remake of Yakuza, the first game which launched one of their biggest franchises today. Sega have gone on the record to admit that they were none too pleased with how the original game turned out in hindsight, and it looks like they are taking the chance that this remake is providing them to make the game that they may have wanted to make all along.
And so we have this new gameplay footage- all 40 minutes of it. Unlike the multitude of lazy, cash grab re-releases, ‘remasters,’ and ‘remakes’ that we get all too often these days, Yakuza Kiwami looks incredible. It looks like a reimagining of the first game, but done in the style of modern Yakuza. For newcomers to the franchise, it may be the best way to jump in, especially ahead of the upcoming PS4 exclusive Yakuza 6.
Yakuza Kiwami will be launching on PS3 and PS4 next year in Japan. Check out the new footage for yourself below.