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5 reasons to buy Yakuza Kiwami 2 right now for Steam PC
By Sam Jones - 12th Apr 2019Games
SEGA brings another hit action-adventure to PC, and here's why you need it
After walking away from 'clan life', the legendary Dragon of Dojima must return to dangerous gang-filled streets of Sotenbori, Osaka to find the culprit behind the assassination of Yukio Terada, the Fifth Chairman of the Tojo Clan. Boasting graphic upgrades and new features, fans of the Yakuza series, or those who love a good action-adventure game, are in for a treat.
The PC version of the game launches on May 9th, and here are five reasons why you should buy it.
Fan favorite features return
Popular game modes make a welcome return in Yakuza Kiwami 2 PC, as players can jump into familiar mini-games including updated versions of the Cabaret Club simulator (Yakuza 0) and the Clan Creator from Yakuza 6, now including New Japan Pro Wrestling stars Keiji Mutoh, Masahiro Chono, Riki Choshu, Genichiro Tenryu, and Tatsumi Fujinami.
Brand new additions to the game include an arcade port of Virtual On and Virtua Fighter 2, golf bingo and Toylets.
Glorious graphical upgrades
Built from the ground up, Yakuza Kiwami 2's appearance on PC features 4k resolution, unlocked framerates, customizable controls and robust graphics overhaul thanks to the powerful Dragon Engine, the same game engine that was used in Yakuza 6.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 is considered one of the franchise's standout games, and with these upgrades, it looks and plays even better!
Play as Majima
Yakuza Kiwami 2 introduces the new 'Majima Saga' - featuring anti-hero Goro Majima in his own playable adventure, revealing events that took place prior to the game's story.
Known by many names including the 'Mad Dog of Shimano' and the 'One-Eyed Demon', Majima is a quirky, chaotic character and playing through an epilogue-type story offers yet more hours of exploring and kicking thugs to the curb.
Focused combat style
Yakuza games are known for their kick-ass combat, sending street thugs flying all over the place as you give them a well-deserved beat down. Yakuza Kiwami 2 changes the combat style slightly from it's predecessor, focusing on Kiryu's 'Dragon' style combat also used in Yakuza 0.
Rush Combos allow quick attacks and can create openings in an enemy's defense, as well as being useful for attacking enemies on the ground - while Heavy Attack, as the name suggests, packs more damage in a single hit.
Your Heat Action gauge also comes in handy for tough combat scenarios. When this bar fills the first part of the gauge, you can boost Kiryu's attacks. Or, if you fill the gauge all the way up, you can unleash Extreme Heat Action, which increases attack power, speed and durability!
Similar to the Batman: Arkham series, you'll be able to freely attack in all directions while performing attacks.
Purchasing Yakuza Kiwami 2 for Steam PC now will not only give you a tasty 20% off, you'll also get the pre-order bonus content!
The Clan Creator Bundle includes rare leader cards for clan battles, as well as exclusive weapons, outfits and bonus items to use in-game.
Pre-order Yakuza Kiwami 2 PC