NeoGaf user sinonobu posted a link to a page from the Taiwan PlayStation store that showed Yakuza Kiwami 2. The first Yakuza Kiwami, a remake of the original Yakuza, comes out later this month to regions outside Japan where it released last year. Yakuza Kiwami 2 would be a remake of Yakuza 2.
— Wario64 (@Wario64) August 25, 2017
The page is now down, but you can see a screencap in a tweet from Wario64 above. According to a quick Google Translate of the page, some information can be gleaned. Though, because it is Google Translate, take it with a grain of salt of course.
According to that translate, the game has a release date for December 7th, 2017, for that region anyway. It seems to say that Yakuza Kiwami 2 will use the engine from Yakuza 6 as well and will be developed for the PlayStation 4.
The leak comes ahead of the planned Yakuza event on August 26th where new Yakuza games will be announced. Yakuza Kiwami 2 is likely one of those games and we should hear an official announcement soon.
If Yakuza Kiwami 2 follows its predecessor, the game should see quite the overhaul and not just graphically. You can check out our review of Yakuza Kiwami here, where the game saw an overhaul of the combat system and a bunch of extras thrown in. Of course, nothing has been officially announced, but if Yakuza Kiwami 2 follows the precedent of the original, then it should see a lot of new features added as well.
Stay tuned for the official announcement of the game where there will assuredly be more details, which will hopefully at least include a release window for the West.
What would you like to see updated in Yakuza Kiwami 2? Are you excited for the announcement? What other Yakuza announcements do you think will be made in a couple of days? Let us know in the comments below!