Sega announced that Yakuza Kiwami will come west on August 28th, 2018, exclusively for PS4.
Best day ever.
Yup, this is gonna be awesome. Im still waiting for Ishin Sega, please release it in the west.
Just got Kiwami so this is welcomed news!
PS4's 2018 so far is nuts. Shadow of the Colossus Remake, Ni no Kuni II, Yakuza 6, God of War, Detroit, Kiwami 2.
Let's not forgot the strong likelihood of Shenmue 1 and 2 remakes coming out this year as well.
Dreams? Concrete Genie. Spider Man. exclusive deals. and these games just well known. if you look at the list of niche games which coming to PS4, PS4 absolutely destroys every console in the market.
Plus Monster Hunter World being most popular on PS4 and Bloodborne released as a free game for this month. My PS4 is giving me much joy this year.
Cannot wait! More Yakuza and more exclusives! This year is packed for PS4!
This series is so good it deserves to be released on Xbox one and pc so more gamers can experience it(im sure the down votes will come for that, but oh well).
You are somewhat right about this game should have audiences as many as possible. I won't downvote you. But Sega had experimented by porting to Wii U in Japan and it didn't sell. So i think they come in to a conclusion that this (niche) series only sells on PlayStation where the market is huge and diversivied. Porting to Xbox might not worth by economical measure.
@Melankolis Very true, not to mention that since day 1 this has been considered a Playstation franchise. If it released multiplat, it'd still sell overwhelmingly better on Playstation systems.
Well years back Yakuza series producer Nagoshi went to both Sony and Microsoft and both rejected them at first. But after he pushed more for the series Sony opened up to him. He said there's a possibility it might come to PC but we'll see.
Please dear god Sega bring First of The North star to the west with subs
It would be nice but I feel like I'm probably going to have to import that like Ishin. Maybe they will localize it if 6 and kiwami 2 sell well.
Well the last North star came stateside so I don't see why not
Now western players can play every game in the series on PS3 & PS4
Yea I just went and got Yakuza 3,4 and 5 it cost me but worth it.
Wow I was just going to import this... The Yakuza series usually has a ton of trouble localizing these games taking years to release in the West... Wonder what changed for this game with the 8 month turnaround? Either way can't wait.
The other entries doing very well.
When did I say the other entries weren't doing well? I said it usually takes over a year(like 16 months) for us to get the games... Some people need help with reading and comprehension 16 months for 6... Longer for zero etc... I was just shocked it's gonna be 8 for this.
You asked where there was a quick turnaround. I gave one answer as to why. We went from them being afraid to bring Yakuza 5 for fear it wouldn't sell to very quick turnarounds, and that's one reason. Or are you just so used to seeing broken English you just assumed I was trying to argue that point?
lol Tankbusta is an idiot! You answer his question and he tells you that you need help with reading and comprehension. I think he should take his own advice!
When Sega bought Atlus it came with their localization team.
Really? I always assumed they just Outsource that type of work
They have quite literally said they have Atlus working on Yakuza localizations and that in the future (now past) Yakuza and other games should come west much faster and more reliably.
I don't actually think they had trouble before I simply think it was Sega being financially patient
Cool, I want a release date for Fist of the North Star too.
Fantastic news. Now just give me three, four, and five. I have the steel book for Kiwami(though I’ve yet to play it), and I have the art book version of Yakuza 6 preordered. I just want to play them all in order.
The series that keeps on giving! With this one, we've had four Yakuza games on the PS4 in the last 2 years. Waht a friggin' time to be a fan :)
They confirm there will be a steelbook version
Yea I saw the Steelbook it looks bad arse
Excellent . On with 5 ps3 now then to 1 remaster on PS4 then 6. Bring them on. I love this series . Only one now I wish they would do a English sub for now is the Samurai one . Played the demo in PS3. Loved it but the barriers in language put it to a holt real fast . But hey I’m just happy that the series’s is getting the respect from the west that it is for them to bring more over.
UGH THAT'S SUCH A LONG TIME
Still haven’t beaten Zero and Kiwani, started playing 6 when the demo came out and got half way through before the app was locked.
YEESSSSSSSS That’s so soon ;o;
Thank you Sony and Sega. I think the coverage/attention for Yakuza zero has changed Sega for good I hope we get some sort of collection for yakuza 3,4 and 5 for ps4 Ishin too
I would love that.
And now I can play the entire series. 👏 Bravo Sega Bravo
Sega please announce Fist of the North Star for the West!
2 Yakuza games in 5 months? Gotta milk as long as you can I guess.
they have released in Japan a long time ago the release is only between 5 months in regards to localization in the west, so no they didn't take 5 months to make another game. PS4 has games......
Well, still 17 Yakuza games released with an average of 1.2 games per year.
@video- I don't understand? We supposed to be angry that we are getting a bunch of games every month? lol I rather have Yakuza coming an average of 1.2 games a year then not get the series at all ,i don't know how that benefits you to not have it ever come to you. Trust me, you don't see me complaining at the huge volume and quality of PlayStation 4 games coming to me. Better than the alternative of waiting several years for last Generation looking games and budget games or Super Lucky Tales lol sooooo hardcore AAA game Yakuza 2 vs. Super Lucky Tales Fisher-Price budget game? 🤔🤔🤔 29300;🤔 Trust me I would be mad too if I bought the wrong system and I had to watch the other install base get flooded with AAA games.
I doubt they would want single player games like this. They want GAAS chock full of loot boxes and microtransactions. The micro$oft way!
17 games? To date I’ve bought and beat 0, 3, 4, 5, Kiwami. 6 and Kiwami 2 aren’t out in NA/EU yet. When they are, I’ll have played the full serialized slate of Yakuza 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. That’s 7. Mileage may vary (I don’t import non localized elseworld spinoffs), but those 7 are canon. Kiwami 1&2 are just Yakuza 1&2 on PS4. Kiwami basically means Extreme.
Nice how you guys managed to drag this into a console war, good job.
@vid- you being passive aggressive about anything regarding games coming to Playstation if not anything that's not coming to Xbox you seem to be angry at. Your comment history very much shows that this isn't simply you saying this about the game. It's not our fault you bought the wrong system, heck I'd be mad too. Trust me you don't have to spend so much time making cheap shots at the system if you just buy it to give yourself more options as opposed to sitting back and waiting for one publisher to finally make exclusive AAA content for the Xbox. I own a gaming PC and I've yet to even find one Microsoft published game interesting enough to buy so trust me I could understand how frustrating it could be to had owned in entire system by this company waiting for content. I mean it sucks but make better choices next time as opposed to just trying to downplay every single last game coming to Playstation 4.
The thing that is the funniest of all.... I own all systems. Heck I game most of the time on PC/Switch. Add me on every platform @Tobsesan . I doubt you play on PC. We hear so much talk about Halo/Forza is milked. Yet people praise the more milked franchises on here like its the new coming of jesus. "oh whuuut its Finfal Fantasy 200004141? CANT WAIT"
yeah, can agree, to much games on PS4. i better buy xbox, then i have a lot of free time.
Hahahahahahha, LOL you destoyed him. +1
lmao you killed me brah dude that was crazy
You know you dished out 3'rd degree burns when the guy has to make some tearful reply about how his feelings weren't hurt. lol
I'm glad 2 Yakuza games are coming in 5 months. You can call it milking. I call it giving the fans what they want.
same guys that write this complain about COD every year gg
I know right, that's more games than Microsoft released in 2017... lol
Did any of them attacking you even ask if you had an X Box? Curious.
Show me where I complain about CoD every year. I'll wait. Until then, stupid comment.
LMAO, you could come in here and say it's awesome, but you gotta spin it. ;) Accusing others of dragging this into a console war is fair enough. I'm personally surprised you didn't disingenuously post those Twitter images you created (and ones you shared with known toxic Xbox fanboys to further perpetuate fanboyism) that try and pit the amount of milking that Sony does with their franchises vs. Microsoft by putting a non-Sony developed game (R&C) on there. I'm glad you've stopped that, seen the error of your ways. Good lad.
Good year to be a SEGA fan. We got a brand new Virtual On. Sonic Mania physical edition and 2 Yakuza games in the west.
Dunno whether to wait on Kiwami 2, then buy 6. May be pointless as i haven't played 3, 4 or 5 ?
That’s my problem. The stories are connected so you would likely be confused playing 6. I’ve played Zero and Kiwami so far. Glad Kawami 2 is coming soon, so I am confident that 3-5 will drop in the next two years. I’ll probably buy 6 if it helps them release the others but I definitely won’t be playing it for a while.
You could still purchase Yakuza 6 but in my personal opinion I would actually just play Yakuza 0 Yakuza 1 remake and then Yakuza 2 and then proceeded to get 3 4 5 on PlayStation 3 before playing Yakuza 6. Consider how connected the story is you don't really do yourself any favors spoiling something that has been built up for so long. Think about it this way if you hold off your purchase by the time you complete all those games Yakuza 6 would be a different price.
cant f--ing wait lol who is up for more goromi chan
Wonderful! Last year we had 2 Yakuza releases and again this year will be the same! I am still playing the first 2 amongst all my other games and looking forward to Yakuza 6 shortly. Life is good...gaming is better.
Sega sure is staying busy with Yakuza.