Sega has updated the official website for Yakuza: Kiwami 2 with information and screenshots of the new play spots, including Toilets, Virtual-On, Karaoke, the Gravure Photo Studio, Coliseum, and more.
Get the details below.
◆ Fulfilling Play Spots, from “Toilets” to “Virtual-On“
“Even the toilet is a place to play!” Toilets is a series-first play spot. The Electronic POP “Toilets” implemented at Sega Interactive shops are now a game. Among the several varieties of “Toilets” content, you can enjoy “Splash Battle! Milk from the Nose” and “The North Wind, the Sun, and Me” in Yakuza: Kiwami 2. In order to play the Toilets, you have to accumulate “Toilets Points” by eating and drinking. You can check your points at the “Toilets Center,” and when your tank is full, you can play the Toilets.
The 1995-released arcade game. Pilot giant robots called “Virtuaroids” in this action shooting game where high density and high mobility battles unfold in a three-dimensional virtual space. Choose from eight types of Virtuaroids, play one-on-one battles one after the next, and aim for victory.
The series’ regular rhythm action game. You can play it at the “Karaoke House” in Kamurocho or “Snack New Momoko” in Sotenbori. And in Yakuza: Kiwami 2, not only can you sing karaoke with hostesses, you can also sing with Goro Majima or Haruka. New songs have been added for Kazuma Kiryu, as well as Majima. A passionate ballad unique to Majima, that can only be sung by Majima.
A golf mini-game playable at the Yokobori Golf Center in Sotenbori. It has been rebuilt from the ground up using the Dragon Engine, and has been reborn completely from the golf mini-game included in previous titles. In Yakuza: Kiwami 2, you can play a “near pin challenge” in which you compete to get closest to the pin, and a “bingo challenge” in which you shoot at a three-by-three target to get bingo.
The series’ regular “Batting Center” mini-game can be enjoyed in Yakuza: Kiwami 2 by going to the Yoshida Batting Center in Kamurocho. In addition to the “Challenge Course” and “Home Run Course” added in Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, you can also challenge the new “Home Run Race” course.
You can play mahjong at “Jansou Lullaby” in Kamurocho or “Reach Towers” in Sotenbori. You can compete in the “Ryuumeisen” event battle at Jansou Lullaby, and the “Sotenpai” event battle at Reach Towers. The entrance fee for event battles cost a large sum, but if you win you can acquire a great amount of money.
At the shogi shop, you can play “Ranking Match” and “Challenge” modes. In Ranking Match mode, you start at rank 10 and try to win to advance while aiming for the top. In Challenge mode, you start with a preset board on which you must capture the opponent’s king. You will earn points by winning in both modes, which can be exchanged for prizes.
By purchasing chips at the casino, you can play “poker” and “black jack.” The chips you earn at the casino can be exchanged for prizes.
By purchasing kifuda at the gambling den, you can play “koi-koi” and “oicho-kabu.” The credits you earn at the gambling den can be exchanged for prizes.
◆ Gravure Photo Studio
The popular gravure idols Hikaru Aoyama and Rina Hashimoto appear in the new “Gravure Photo Studio” play spot. The player takes on the role of a cameraman and can enjoy conversation with the idol while taking gravure photographs. If you keep the conversation going and skillfully bring out her charm, you may even be able to take that service shot.
The coliseum is one of the series’ traditional play spots. In the coliseum where all sorts of fighters appear, aim to dominate every tournament. There are various rules to coliseum tournaments, including standard one-versus-one battles, “Huge Fire Battles” where flames shoot out from the floor, “Electric Battles” where touching the wall results in an explosion, and “Grand Melee Battles” where eight characters battle at the same time.
Huge Fire Battle
A battle set on a stage where flames shoot out from the floor at regular intervals. Since you will take damage if you touch the flames, try to fight while avoiding the fire.
A battle set on a stage surrounded by a fence that touching causes a damage-dealing explosion. Try to fight while staying away from the fence. By flinging your opponent towards the fence, you can hit them with explosion damage.
Grand Melee Battle
A battle royale rule where eight characters, including Kiryu, participate at the same time. Various weapons will drop in the ring, so try to use them skillfully.
Wrestling Legends Also Participate
By meeting specific conditions,the legendary wrestlers that appear in the New Clan Creator play spot will participate in the coliseum. Each wrestler has their own signature moves that they will use when facing Kiryu. They are all powerful, so be careful not to get hit.
Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan on December 7.