Yakuza: Kiwami for PC launches February 19 [Update]

The remake of the original Yakuza.

Yakuza: Kiwami

The PC version of Yakuza: Kiwami will launch via Steam on February 19.

The news comes via a GIF of Majima Goro posted on the game’s Steam page, the final frame of which contains the release date.

The remake of the original Yakuza first launched for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Japan in January 2016, followed by PlayStation 4 in the Americas and Europe in August 2017.

Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:

“Kiwami” means extreme.

1995, Kamurocho… Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, takes the fall for the murder of a crime boss to protect his sworn brother, Akira Nishikiyama, and his childhood friend, Yumi.

2005… Akira Nishikiyama has become a changed man. Yumi is nowhere to be found. Ten billion yen has gone missing from the Tojo Clan’s coffers, putting the organization on the brink of civil war. And Kazuma Kiryu is released from prison to a world he no longer recognizes.

With enhanced gameplay, an expanded cinematic story, the return of the battle styles from Yakuza 0, more nightlife spots, and re-recorded audio by the series cast, Yakuza: Kiwami is the ultimate and most “extreme” version of the original vision of the series, now optimized for PC with 4K resolutions, uncapped framerates, customisable controls and ultra-widescreen support.

Thanks, Metacouncil.

Update 01/22/19 at 10:00 a.m.: Yakuza: Kiwami will cost $19.99 / £14.99 / €19.99, and is available for pre-order now with a 10 percent discount and exclusive bonus content (avatars, wallpaper, and a digital manga). Watch the official PC trailer below.

Use the coupon code "GEMATSU" for $3.00 off.

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