Jan 06, 2017 06:38 PM EST | By Kristine Garcia
“Yakuza” is a signature title. It manages to combine drama, thriller and realism in ways, which most games tend to stray from. This untypical mix of gameplay and emotions earned it a respectable place among games. What is new for the series?
IGN has announced that the “Yakuza 6” and “Yakuza Kiwami” will both be released to the western markets. This comes as a great surprise to fans of the series and it is an appreciated gesture from Konami, who really need to fix their image after the Kojima controversy and all the dirty secrets of the Konami production process that were disclosed. “Yakuza Kiwami” is a remaster of the original “Yakuza” game, which will feature the original title, paired with bonus content. The new additions to the game include an extended soundtrack, new cut scenes and completely reworked textures. “Yakuza Kiwami” is expected to be released in 2017, where “Yakuza 6” will be released on western markets in early 2018.
A post on Kotaku announces that not everyone will be free to enjoy the new “Yakuza” game. According to a short message posted on their site, South Korea has banned the game a night before its release. The only statement given about the decision is that it is about the topics concerned in the games. What exactly is meant by that is not yet clarified, but it is a fact that the gamers of South Korea will miss the adventure.
N4G Shares an impressive video, concerning the quantity of side activities included in “Yakuza 6”. The eighty minute long video shows a lot of the mini games and side missions with which players can kill some time and entertain themselves or simply take their mind off of beating up goons for a few minutes. Those of you interested in the game may follow the link to check out the video.
“Yakuza 6” Will be available on Playstation 4 in the second quarter of 2018.
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