Yakuza 6 and Yakuza Kiwami Are Heading West

Sony announced during Playstation Experience that both Yakuza 6 and Yakuza Kiwami will be heading over west on PS4.

Yakuza Kiwami will be launching in summer 2017, while Yakuza 6 is slated for an early 2018 release.

You can view the announcement trailer for Yakuza 6 above, and the trailer for Yakuza Kiwami below:

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  • Jack
  • Wannabe_Baby

    I’m so happy about both of these but especially Kiwami, since it was less expected. I only got into Yakuza with 5, when it was downloadable with PS Plus in August. I’m desperate to learn more about the series without going back to find Yakuza 1.

  • Mr0303

    Did you hear those cheers, SEGA? Take note.

  • Shigeru031

    I’ll have to hold back on importing 6. Hopefully I can. The trial version really left me wanting more.

  • Heavily Augmented

    All Sega have to do now is announce future PC ports and then I can celebrate for an eternity.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f345f9d403aab1f0b4d7d35b95a24f42633f067c1ef8a1d0ae2077f68ad5e191.gif

  • KissDisqus

    That’s nice and all but don’t they have to pick up a PS3 if they want to play the rest of the series since no backwards compatibility for PS4?

  • Kiryu

    So many great news today i almost jizzed,Yakuza Kiwami,Yakuza 6,Ys Origin,Ni No Kuni 2.

  • Sega does what Nintendon’t.

  • Leandro Teixeira

    If they announce retail for both (especially in Europe) I’m not going to cheer, I’m going to fucking throw a block party, fireworks and everything

  • Will3316

    Yakuza 0 is getting a retail version so there’s a good chance.

  • Leandro Teixeira

    I hope so, I do hope we in Europe get the same bonus has the americas, I really wanted that business card holder

  • Mr0303

    Yeah, physical is the way to go.

  • Minuteworld92

    I’M SO FUCKING HARD RIGHT NOW

    NOW PORT TO PC AND I’LL LOVE SEGA AGAIN.

  • Kiryu

    Poor Switch,not even out and Sony already killed it with their game announcements.

  • Kiryu

    Deep Silver will bring it over so retail it is.

  • catazxy

    Wait, what Ys origin, that is out since 2006 or something…

  • Kiryu

    It’s coming for Vita/PS4.I know it’s on PC since a long time now but i was hoping it would come on the Vita,really happy now.

  • Tyrone Jackson

    I just need Miku and a Yakuza collection for PC.

  • ScarredBushido

    Yessssszzsszsssz s sssssszsszzzzxz

  • sanic

    Great now I can’t kill myself till at least 2018ish

    Edit: But seriously this is awesome

  • sanic

    Steam yakuza 3 and 4 on PS now subs are only $20 a month!*

    *With a year subscription

  • Narmy

    There’s no excuse not to have a PS3 by now.

  • Niche’s Commenting Regulars

    Gio really is pushing hard to show that good Japanese games exist

  • AR7777

    Will get these and Yakuza 0.

  • BlueSkromanticies

    Japan and criminal is just so hard to take serious. They have the lowest crime rate in the world, their “gangs” are no more dangerous than a group of justin bieber fangirls. It’s not exactly Rwanda.

  • BlueSkromanticies

    Japan and criminal is just so hard to take serious. They have the lowest
    crime rate in the world, their “gangs” are no more dangerous than a
    group of justin bieber fangirls. It’s not exactly Rwanda.

  • Himegami Aisa

    Japan has an artificially low crime rate. I haven’t seen any victimisation surveys for the country but the police are notorious for looking the other way (including dismissing blatant homicides as suicide) so official statistics are completely useless. The yakuza aren’t some overblown delinquent gang either― they have serious clout in society (politics, media, whatever).

  • Leandro Teixeira

    Time to buy some fireworks

  • porkbun

    bro yakuza ain’t no joke.

  • porkbun

    At this point they are just doing this for the existing fans. No new player is gonna see a 6 and say:”yeah I’m gonna jump in to the franchise from here”

  • KissDisqus

    I was talking about people starting with kiwami…

  • TheManWithPants

    THANK YOU BASED GAME GODS

    YOU ARE VERY CLOSE TO REDEEMING YOURSELF SEGA.

  • Heavily Augmented

    I’d say Vanquish would be worth porting too.

  • ScarredBushido

    im officially a sega fanboy now. 1 complaint tho ( come on who didn’t see it coming ) 2018…..for yakuza 6…FUCK!!!

  • Kakaku

    So its basically cheaper and more efficient to buy a PS3?

  • Kakaku

    Today was a good day.

  • Wipeout, Crash bandicoot, Knack 2, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite..the list goes on and on

  • Grayares Fakcot

    if anything nintendo actually localizes all their shit, sega only localize some

  • Grayares Fakcot

    source : your ass
    fun fact: you have more than 80% to get ur shit back if you lost them in japan, and people robs stores with knives, never guns

  • The PS4 litterally is getting too many good games LMAO.

  • Himegami Aisa

    I posted a bunch of sources but not terribly surprisingly they were eaten. Google this shit, though. Only 10% of suspicious deaths are even given a fucking autopsy according to a government white paper. Oosaka Police was caught out fudging the numbers for crimes which is hard to dismiss as an isolated incident. The Yakuza have their paws in everything, can’t be too hard to find an article or two on something.

  • Master Bating

    Its probably the first one of the ports considering this
    http://archive.is/5urA3
    Sega said they would announce something at the end of the year, I don’t know how much later they want to make it.

  • Heavily Augmented

    Yeah, I remember that too. I am hoping they do at least announce a stream of ports coming down the line next year since they’ve been extremely quiet about it this year.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    >inb4 surprise Christmas present

  • Uncle Ocelot

    PS4 is finally no longer the BloodborneStation.

  • You don’t have any sources though, so no one really cares.

  • MusouTensei

    Retail?

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    They always have been with the Yakuza series. They sell well enough these days. This ain’t the Vita.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    “Nintendo localizes their shit.” Come on fam. Where’s Mother 3, why did we need to do Operation Rainfall, and why can’t Nintendo do localization without censorship? They’re just as stingy.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Games like this are why the PS brand usually sells best. Most niche games that sell decently.

  • Uncle Slick

    SAWEET!

    So happy I didn’t buy a PS4 until now.

    I can get the upgraded console we all knew was coming, and the shit ton of games coming out!

  • I hate PC dicksuckers so much.

    STOP BEGGING AND GET A DAMN PS4

  • Minuteworld92

    salt

  • Smug

    Things tend to be quite peaceful when you do not allow subhuman migrants (or only a very few of them) to get in the country

  • Smug

    when it’ll get more games than just two or three titles in order to make it worth the investment, as I already have a PS3, Vita and PC.

  • Himegami Aisa

    pastebin dot com slash n8khYe2Q

    If you are actually interested about this shit which I’m sure you are and are not just being a petty little shit, there’s plenty more shit out there, but knowing nip helps a lot obviously.

  • MusouTensei

    Yakuza 5 was not retail in the west.

  • TheManWithPants

    They confirmed that Kiwami and 6 will both be getting physical retail releases in the west. I’m assuming that includes Europe, too.

  • InzMovi

    Most crime in japan is economic in nature, and the Yakuza usually dable in construction and land deals (as is rightfully protrayed in Majimas character in the series). What we westerners would portray as common crime is absolutely marginal in Japan.

  • Grayares Fakcot

    well mother3 is old as shit. all their recent games has been localized (and censored)

  • Guin

    Please no censorship or “alteration” or whatever

    double entendre these assholes would conjure.

  • Michael Richardson

    Question: Kiwami is obviously okay to play for a newcomer, but do I need to worry about any of the story beats from Yakuza 2 – 5 to understand Yakuza 6?

  • DrearierSpider

    Don’t forget Bayonetta, unless Nintendo’s killed off any chance of that ever happening (not sure where the original falls into place with their contract with SEGA).

  • Master Bating

    Until 2017, it still is

  • Wannabe_Baby

    Probably. The only game I played in the series was Yakuza 5 and, overall, it was a good jumping-on point but I wish I knew more about at least one of the characters from the series.

  • Rottenjesus

    Yakuza 0, 6 and Kiwami feature no censorship.

  • AR7777

    haha PC begger race will never stop begging man, that’s what they do. Begging and then whining because the game they pirated is not a perfect port.