Yakuza: Kiwami 2 Seems To Be Heading For PC, According To The ESRB

Published: April 1, 2019 11:20 AM /


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The ESRB has rated Yakuza: Kiwami 2 for PC, suggesting a release for the platform is on the cards.

Yakuza: Kiwami 2 has received an M rating from the board, which is consistent with the game's rating on PS4. The ESRB lists the deciding factors for the M classification as "blood, intense violence, sexual themes, strong language, and use of alcohol". A more detailed breakdown of the individual instances in which these themes are expressed is included in the rating summary. Said summary makes for pretty colorful reading thanks to the examples it gives; the ESRB lists "a sequence in a video parlor in which players hear suggestive moaning sounds and dialogue" as exemplary of sexual themes, while violent instances include "bashing heads into walls" and "stabbing enemies with a knife".

The original Yakuza: Kiwami, a remake of the very first Yakuza game for PS2, was released on Steam in February. The PC version of the game features enhancements such as ultra-widescreen support, 4K resolutions, uncapped framerates, and customizable controls. It's safe to assume the Steam version of Yakuza: Kiwami 2 will have similar enhancements when it lands. We'll likely know a bit more over the next few weeks, so stay tuned for more info.

Yakuza: Kiwami 2 was originally released in Japan on December 7th, 2017 for the PS4. It's a from-the-ground-up remake of the PS2's Yakuza 2, and features expanded gameplay, improved visuals, and re-recorded audio. The game was subsequently rolled out worldwide in August 2018. We still don't know exactly when Yakuza: Kiwami 2 will be out for PC. The game doesn't yet have an official Steam page and Sega still hasn't officially confirmed its release, so we're just going on the ESRB listing. Once we know a concrete release date, you'll know too.

Will you be picking up Yakuza: Kiwami 2 for the PC? Let us know in the comments below!


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