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Four Free DLC Packs Coming to Yakuza Kiwami

With the launch of Yakuza Kiwami, a remake of the original Yakuza game right around the corner, Sega has released details on four free DLC packs that will be coming to the game after its release on August 29. Included in these packs will be consumable items, weapons, outfits, and Pocket Circuit parts. Check out the full list below:

Kiwami Fun Pack (Releases: 9/5/2017)

  • Dragon Tattoo – Kiryu’s shirtless outfit
  • Toughness Emperor  – Stamina/healthy recovery item
  • Tauriner ++  – Stamina/healthy recovery item
  • Staminan Royale  – Stamina/healthy recovery item
  • Modified Model Gun Handgun  – weapon
  • Gold Plate  – Sell for cash item

Kiwami Street Pack (Releases: 9/12/2017)

  • Prison Escapee Kiryu’s – prison outfit
  • Extra Balance Motor – Pocket Circuit part
  • Extra Slim Tires – Pocket Circuit part
  • Boost Gears – Pocket Circuit part
  • Speed Frame Plus – Pocket Circuit part
  • Stone of Enduring – Item that protects against a critical attack once

Kiwami Fun Pack 2 (Releases: 9/19/2017)

  • Black Suit – Kiryu’s black suit outfit
  • Toughness Infinity – Stamina/health recovery item
  • Tauriner Maximum – Stamina/health recovery item
  • Staminan Spark – Stamina/health recovery item
  • Marlin Cannon – Hand-held cannon
  • Platinum Plate – Sell for cash item


Kiwami Street Pack 2 (Releases: 9/26/2017)

  • Snake Skin Jacket – Majima’s Outfit
  • Killer Bee – Pocket Circuit car
  • Godspeed Motor – Pocket Circuit part
  • Super Slim Tires – Pocket Circuit part
  • Godspeed Gears Plus – Pocket Circuit part
  • New Bumper Plate – Pocket Circuit part
  • Sacrifice Stone – Item that protects against death once

Yakuza Kiwami releases for PlayStation 4 on August 29. Check out the E3 trailer for the game below:

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Yakuza Kiwami Gets New Gameplay Trailer

With its launch about a month away, a new trailer was released for the upcoming remake of the original Yakuza game, Yakuza Kiwami. The latest trailer shows off the various fighting styles that the protagonist Kiryu will be able to use, along with some of the various activities that can be done to pass the time.

Kiwami will feature four fighting techniques. Brawler will be the most balanced, Beast is all about power, Rush focuses on speed, and Dragon revolves around unstoppable force.

Along with the fighting styles, mini-games, which are a huge part of the Yakuza series were also shown off. Classic minigames like Mahjong, pool, and karaoke are back, but new distractions like Pocket Circuit car racing, new hostesses, MesuKing: Battle Bug Beauties, and more can be enjoyed as Kiryu passes the time between fights.

Yakuza Kiwami releases on PlayStation 4 on August 29. Check out the latest trailer for the game below:

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Yakuza Kiwami Available for Pre-Order

At the PlayStation Experience in December of 2016, it was announced that Yakuza Kiwami would be released this summer. The game is now available pre-order before it releases next month on August 29. Digital pre-orders will give players a free Yakuza Theme which includes Kazuma Kiryu and Akira Nishikiyama in the background. Physical pre-orders of the game will come with a SteelBook.

Yakuza Kiwami will launch on August 29 or PlayStation 4. Along with being fully rebuilt with new HD assets and re-recorded voice work, Kiwami is adding almost 30 minutes of cutscenes, side quests, combat updates, and activities for the player to experience. Check out the E3 trailer for the game below:

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Yakuza Kiwami Launch Date Announced

Sega has announced that the HD remake of Yakuza Kiwami will launch of PlayStation 4 on August 29. The game will be available for both physical and digital purchase. Pre-ordered copies of the physical copy and a limited number of first run purchases will also get a SteeBook included with the purchase.

Kiwami is being set up as a starting point for players that are new to the Yakuza series. To help with this, the Yakuza Experience website has been launched. The website features an interactive timeline, character map, and digital comic series to help new players learn about the series.

Check out the latest story trailer for Kiwami below:

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Trophy Whores 286 – Octagonal Kiwami

This week, Tricky does his best to spit on the Engilsh language.  Tricky lectures people on the correct pronunciation of “mozzarella,” but as soon as he tries to say, “octagonal,” he stumbles through the word like a drunk rampaging through a Waffle House at two in the morning.

Episode 286, which brings us another week closer to our stupendous 300th show, marks the first time that the five illustrious and talented Trophy Whores record simultaneously.  Given our busy lifestyles, it’s quite an achievement — especially with a WWE special presentation, Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2016, on tap for the evening. The gang is all here, and we’re ready to dish on the latest news from the PlayStation Experience.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, LEGO Worlds, The Last of Us 2, Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, Rocket League, Yakuza 6, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series.

Telltale Games has shown that they are capable of doing excellent work with popular licensed comic and film properties, we expect nothing less from their version of Guardians of the Galaxy.  Though largely unknown until a few years ago, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy grabbed mainstream attention when James Gunn’s movie adaptation lit the silver screen on fire and earned Marvel Studios a spaceship full of cash.  With endearing oddball characters who look out for the safety of the universe, it’s hard not to root for the Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza 6 Coming to the West in 2018

In 2005, a legend was born on the PlayStation 2 – the legend of Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, in his video game debut with Yakuza. Now, 11 years after that release, a new generation of players will be able to experience the incomparable action and drama of the Yakuza series with the rebuilt-from-scratch HD remake exclusive to PlayStation 4, Yakuza Kiwami. And “rebuilt from scratch” is not just puffery, “kiwami” literally translates to “Extreme” and with good reason: The game is packed with new features and content beyond just a casual up-rez of the original game. Kiwamiadds tons of new story depth over the PS2 original, new distractions around the in-game setting of Kamurocho, added side quests, updated mechanics and combat, and much more. Topping it all off, Yakuza Kiwami will be getting both physical and digital editions, and for the first time in the west, will exclusively feature a re-recording of the original Japanese dialogue. The game will be published in the Americas by SEGA and in Europe by Deep Silver in summer 2017.

Being retold in Kiwami is the nascent character arc for Yakuza – the game begins with series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu getting sent to prison for the murder of his family patriarch (which he didn’t commit). To make matters worse, during the 10 years of his imprisonment, not only does Kiryu’s clan expel him from the yakuza, but ¥10 billion (~$100 million) goes missing from the clan treasury. Worse yet, Kiryu’s childhood sweetheart is also nowhere to be found, and with the entirety of the Japanese underworld on the hunt for the missing cash, Kiryu is all but lost until he finds the orphan girl Haruka, searching for her aunt who shares the same name as Kiryu’s missing love. What follows from there is a web of betrayal, underworld politics, and redemption as nothing will stop Kiryu from regaining his honor.

Yakuza Kiwami Features:

  • A Family Patriarch’s Ransom of New Content – Not just a simple graphical upgrade, Kiwami adds nearly 30 minutes of cutscenes alone, providing all-new insight into the game’s plot and creating common threads with series prequel Yakuza 0. There’s also added distractions (Pocket Circuit car racing, MesuKing: Battle Bug Beauties, new hostesses, and more), side quests and combat updates to bring the original Yakuza game into the latest console generation.
  • A Place for Newcomers and VeteransYakuza Kiwami is the ultimate bridge in the series: newcomers or those whose Yakuza experience started with Yakuza 0 will have familiar, exacting controls, top-notch SEGA localization, and a solid starting point for entering the Yakuza franchise fresh. Veterans will experience a familiar Kamurocho and plot, but with new levels of story depth and graphical polish.
  • But it was me! Majima! – Completely new to Kiwami is the “Majima Everywhere” system, where the series’ deranged, one-eyed maniac will constantly surprise and challenge Kiryu to combat when he least expects it. We’re talking “popping out of a goofy costume” levels of surprise, so players must stay on their toes and be ready to defend themselves from Kiryu’s chief rival.
  • Extreme RevitalizationKiwami is rebuilt from the ground up with all new HD assets, exclusive Japanese voice audio re-recorded by the series cast, and more; optimized for the PlayStation 4 and running in 1080p/60fps. And following suit with SEGA’s commitment to the Yakuza series, the game will release in both physical and digital formats in the west.

Yakuza Kiwami will be released on PlayStation 4 in summer 2017, and in addition to Yakuza 0, provides an excellent starting point for those who have always heard about the series but have yet to try it. It preserves the charm of old-school, PS2-era beat-em-up gameplay, but deftly combines it with a hard-boiled crime drama punctuated with the liveliness of Kamurocho – the fictional red-light district of Tokyo the game is set in – and all the distractions that a red-light district can offer. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information about Yakuza Kiwami and the Yakuza series, please visit

It was also revealed that Yakuza 6: The Song of Life releases in the West. The game is coming on PlayStation 4, and thanks to the new “Dragon Engine,” is the most advanced Yakuza title to date.

From the unparalleled realism of the new setting of Onomichi, a beautiful, sleepy port town in Hiroshima Prefecture, to the latest evolution of Kamurocho, the biggest red light district in Tokyo, Yakuza 6 is the ultimate iteration the game’s blend of gritty crime story, hyper-explosive combat, and all the vices and distractions those locales have to offer. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will be localized by SEGA and published in the Americas and Europe in physical and digital formats in early 2018.

Check out the trailers for both games below: