Game: Yakuza Kiwami
Platforms: PlayStation 4
MSRP: $29.99 USD/$39.99 CDN/£29.99/€34.99
Retailers: Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, EB Games, GameStop, Video Games Plus,
Release Date: August 29th, 2017
Those who pre-order or get one of the limited number of first-run copies of Yakuza Kiwami, the “extreme” high definition remake of the original 2005 PlayStation 2 game Yakuza, will receive a SteelBook package for the game, as seen above. The front of the SteelBook cover depicts protagonist Kazuma Kiryu as he accompanies the mysterious orphan Haruka, while the back features the designs from Kiryu’s dragon and Nishikiyama’s koi tattoos.
You can learn more about Yakuza Kiwami at the game’s official website, or the greater series on the Yakuza Experience website. If you’re interested in the recently-released prequel to this game, you can find my review over on SEGA Nerds, where I come at the game from the perspective of someone who has never played an entry in the series before. I recommend dispelling all preconceived notions and giving it a look; you may be pleasantly surprised.
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