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Yakuza Kiwami
System(s): PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Steam
Publisher:
Sony PlayStation 4
Deep Silver (Europe)
Developer:
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sony PlayStation 3
JP
¥6,490 (7,009) BLJM-61313
D
Sony PlayStation 3
JP
¥6,490 (7,009) NPJB-00772
D
Sony PlayStation 4
JP
¥6,490 (7,009) PLJM-80110
D
Sony PlayStation 4
JP
¥6,490 (7,009) CUSA-03117
D
Sony PlayStation 4
JP
(The Best)
¥1,990 (2,149)
D
Sony PlayStation 4
JP
(The Best)
¥1,990 (2,149) CUSA-03117
D
Sony PlayStation 4
US
$29.99 CUSA-06997
Mature
Sony PlayStation 4
US
(Steelbook)
CUSA-06997
Mature
Sony PlayStation 4
US
(PlayStation Hits)
Mature 17+
Sony PlayStation 4
US
$29.99 CUSA-06997
Mature
Sony PlayStation 4
EU
(Promo)
18+
Sony PlayStation 4
EU
(ES/IT)
CUSA-07615
18+
Sony PlayStation 4
EU
(ES/IT)
CUSA-07615
18+
Sony PlayStation 4
EU
€34.99 CUSA-07615
18+
Sony PlayStation 4
BX
18+
Sony PlayStation 4
DE
CUSA-07615
18
Sony PlayStation 4
DE
(Steelbook)
CUSA-07615
18
Sony PlayStation 4
DE
€34.99 CUSA-07615
18
Sony PlayStation 4
FR
CUSA-07615
18+
Sony PlayStation 4
FR
(Steelbook)
CUSA-07615
18+
Sony PlayStation 4
UK
CUSA-07615
18+
Sony PlayStation 4
UK
(Steelbook)
CUSA-07615
18+
Sony PlayStation 4
UK
£29.99 CUSA-07615
18+
Sony PlayStation 4
RU
18+
Sony PlayStation 4
AU
CUSA-07615
MA15
Sony PlayStation 4
AU
(Steelbook)
CUSA-07615
MA15
Sony PlayStation 4
AU
$62.95 CUSA-07615
MA15
Sony PlayStation 4
NZ
Restricted 16
Sony PlayStation 4
BR
18+
Sony PlayStation 4
KR
₩59,800
18
Sony PlayStation 4
KR
₩59,800 CUSA-04800
18
Sony PlayStation 4
KR
(PS4 Bundle Pack)
₩465,000
Sony PlayStation 4
TW
18+
Sony PlayStation 4
TW
NT$590 CUSA-03691
18+
Steam
US
$19.99 834530
Mature
Steam
EU
€19.99 834530
18+
Steam
DE
€19.99 834530
18
Steam
UK
£14.99 834530
18+
Steam
AU
$29.99 834530
MA15

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Yakuza Kiwami, known as Ryu ga Gotoku Kiwami (龍が如く極) in Japan, is a remake of the PlayStation 2 game, Yakuza developed by Ryu ga Gotoku Studio for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC. It was announced at a Sony press conference at Tokyo Game Show 2015, and was made to commemorate the series' tenth anniversary.

The Japanese release of the PlayStation 4 version includes a demo for Yakuza 6: The Song of Life.

Gameplay

Yakuza Kiwami is a remake of the first Yakuza game, originally released for the PlayStation 2 in 2005. Yakuza had previously been updated (alongside Yakuza 2 for the PlayStation 3 and Wii U game, Ryu ga Gotoku 1&2 HD Edition, but while there the changes were minimal (aside from upping the screen resolution and reducing load times), Kiwami uses an entirely different gameplay engine (last seen in Yakuza 0 but with roots back to Yakuza 3).

The story remains the same (to the point where even most of the cutscenes have the same timings and camera angles), but some tweaks were made to acknowledge the prequel, Yakuza 0. Also new is a "Majima Everywhere" system, where Kiryu is regularly challenged by Goro Majima in order to re-learn his dragon fighting style. All of the dialogue was re-recorded and more of it is spoken in Kiwami, while new side quests and other additions were added to give the game more content.

Graphics are updated across the board, both to reflect the improvements in technology, and to more closely align the characters with their appearances in later games. The game runs at a full 1080p resolution on the PlayStation 4 (versus the 512x448 of the PlayStation 2) at 60FPS (versus the PS2's 30FPS). The PlayStation 3 version has more comparable frame rates and a sub-720p screen resolution, but still produces a cleaner picture than its older sibling.

With the move to a modern Yakuza game engine, Kiwami offers a full 360-degree, adjustable camera, and players can walk from one end of the map to the other without experiencing loading time hitches. Conversely, the original game features fixed cameras, and can take a substantial amount of time to load new areas. Minor issues imposed by this new sense of freedom occur when navigating tighter indoor areas - less can be seen at any one time than on the PlayStation 2, although typically there is very little to see.

The combat system is also updated, with characters exhibiting more animation and gameplay becoming more fluid. The transition between exploring the city and entering/exiting a fight is less obtrusive (though not as seamless as the system seen in Yakuza 6) - the PlayStation 2 can often take the best part of a minute to load a fight, creating less of an incentive to get involved.

Yui Hatano, a Japanese adult video actress, makes a cameo as a hostess.

Gameplay

Achievements

Main article: Yakuza Kiwami/Achievements.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Yakuza Kiwami Yakuza Kiwami
English (US) Yakuza Kiwami Yakuza Kiwami
Japanese Ryu ga Gotoku Kiwami (龍が如く 極)
Korean 용과같이 극
Chinese (Traditional; Taiwan) 人中之龍極

Version history

Main article: Yakuza Kiwami/Changelog.
System Version Size Date Comment Ref Icon
Steam
000005000000000000000000000000Patch 5 201903262019-03-26 [17]
Steam
000004000000000000000000000000Patch 4 201903142019-03-14 [18]
Steam
000003000000000000000000000000Patch 3 201903062019-03-06 [19]
Steam
000002000000000000000000000000Patch 2 201903042019-03-04 [19]
Steam
000001000000000000000000000000Patch 1 201902252019-02-25 [20]

Downloadable content

Title and description Links Releases
Majima Everywhere Theme

Sony PlayStation 4
US
2017-09-28[21] $1.99
Mature
Sony PlayStation 4
EU
2017-09-26[22] €1.99
18+
Sony PlayStation 4
UK
2017-09-26[22] £1.69
18+
Sony PlayStation 4
AU
2017-09-26[22] $2.95
MA15
Yakuza™ SHAREfactory™ Theme

Sony PlayStation 4
US
2017-09-01[25] FREE
Mature
Sony PlayStation 4
EU
2017-08-29[26] FREE
18+
Sony PlayStation 4
UK
2017-08-29[26] FREE
18+
Sony PlayStation 4
AU
2017-08-29[26] FREE
MA15

Production credits

This article needs a list of production credits, either from the game itself, a manual, or other reliable source.

Magazine articles

Main article: Yakuza Kiwami/Magazine articles.

Artwork

Physical scans

PlayStation 3 version

PlayStation 3, JP
Ryu ga gotoku kiwami ps3 cover.jpg
Cover

PlayStation 4 version

PlayStation 4, JP
Ryu ga gotoku kiwami ps4 cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, JP (The Best)
YakuzaKiwami PS4 JP tb cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, US
YakuzaKiwami PS4 US cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, US (Steelbook Edition)
YakuzaKiwami PS4 US sb cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, US (PlayStation Hits)
YakuzaKiwami PS4 US Box PlayStationHits.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, EU (Promo)
YakuzaKiwami PS4 EU promo cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, UK
YakuzaKiwami PS4 UK cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, UK (Steelbook Edition)
YakuzaKiwami PS4 UK sb cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, FR
YakuzaKiwami PS4 FR cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, FR (Steelbook Edition)
YakuzaKiwami PS4 FR sb cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, DE
YakuzaKiwami PS4 DE cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, DE (Steelbook Edition)
YakuzaKiwami PS4 DE sb cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, ES/IT
YakuzaKiwami PS4 ES-IT cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, ES/IT (Steelbook Edition)
YakuzaKiwami PS4 ES-IT sb cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, BX
YakuzaKiwami PS4 BX Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, AU
YakuzaKiwami PS4 AU cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, AU (Steelbook Edition)
YakuzaKiwami PS4 AU sb cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, BR
YakuzaKiwami PS4 BR Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, KR

PlayStation 4, TW
YakuzaKiwami PS4 TW Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, RU
YakuzaKiwami PS4 RU Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 4, RU (Издание Steelbook)

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/bljm61313.html (archived: 2015-12-05 18:25)
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/jp0177npjb00772_00ryukiwaretail000.html (archived: 2016-02-05 05:48)
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/pljm80110.html (archived: 2015-09-18 07:30)
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/jp0177cusa03117_00ryukiwaretail000.html (archived: 2016-01-08 06:09)
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  6. http://yakuza.sega.com/kiwami/assets/img/pre/section04_img01.png (archived: 2017-04-24 00:34)
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.polygon.com/2017/4/12/15272002/yakuza-kiwami-remake-release-date-ps4 (archived: 2017-04-13 13:39)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 https://archive.is/gwdg1
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  15. 15.0 15.1 PlayStation Store (en-tw; HP0177-CUSA03691_00-RYUKIWACHINA0100) (archived: 2018-04-21 21:41)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 https://steamdb.info/app/834530/ (archived: 2019-04-19 12:26)
  17. https://steamcommunity.com/games/834530/announcements/detail/1803036006513766106 (archived: 2019-07-02 04:44)
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  19. 19.0 19.1 https://store.steampowered.com/news/?appids=834530 (archived: 2019-07-02 04:44)
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Yakuza Kiwami
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Main page | Comparisons | Achievements | Magazine articles


Music: Ryu ga Gotoku Kiwami Original Soundtrack (2016)

Yakuza/Ryu ga Gotoku series of games
Sony PlayStation 2
Yakuza (2005) | Yakuza 2 (2006)
Sony PlayStation 3
Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! (2008) | Yakuza 3 (2009) | Yakuza 4 (2010) | Yakuza: Dead Souls (2011) | Ryu ga Gotoku 1&2 HD Edition (2012) | Yakuza 5 (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (2013) | Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin! (2014) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kiwami (2016)
Sony PlayStation Portable
Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou (2010) | Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura Hen (2012)
Nintendo Wii U
Ryu ga Gotoku 1&2 HD Edition for Wii U (2013)
Sony PlayStation 4
Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin! (2014) | Yakuza 0 (2015) | Yakuza Kiwami (2016) | Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (2016) | Yakuza Kiwami 2 (2017) | Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise (2018) | Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and Yakuza 0 Digital Bundle (2018) | Judgment (2018) | Yakuza: Like a Dragon (2020) | The Yakuza Remastered Collection (2020)
Windows PC
Yakuza 0 (2018) | Ryu ga Gotoku Online (2018) | Yakuza Kiwami (2019) | Yakuza Kiwami 2 (2019)
Google Android OS
Ryu ga Gotoku Online (2018)
iOS
Ryu ga Gotoku Online (2018)
Yakuza/Ryu ga Gotoku related media
Music
Ryu ga Gotoku & Ryu ga Gotoku 2 Original Sound Track (2007) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! Original Soundtrack (2008) | Ryu ga Gotoku 3 Original Soundtrack (2009) | Ryu ga Gotoku 4 Densetsu wo Tsugumono Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (2010) | Ryu ga Gotoku 4 Densetsu wo Tsugumono Original Soundtrack Vol.2 (2010) | Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou Original Soundtrack (2010) | Ryu ga Gotoku of the End Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (2011) | Ryu ga Gotoku of the End Original Soundtrack Vol.2 (2011) | Ryu Uta: Ryu ga Gotoku Karaoke Best Selection (2011) | Ryu ga Gotoku The Best Original Sound Track (2011) | Majima no MajiROCK (2012) | Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura Hen Original Soundtrack (2012) | Entenka / Shonan no Kaze (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5 Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5 Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Featured Songs (2012) | Ryu Uta: Ryu ga Gotoku 5 The Best Songs Collection (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5 Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Original Soundtrack Vol.2 (2012) | Ryu ga Gotoku Series Best Soundtrack (2014) | Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (2014) | Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! Original Soundtrack Vol.2 (2014) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho - 80's Hits! Collection (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho - 80's Hits! Collection (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho Original Soundtrack Side A (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho Original Soundtrack Side B (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kiwami Original Soundtrack (2016) | Ryu ga Gotoku 6: Inochi no Uta Original Soundtrack (2017)
Book
Yakuza Official Strategy Guide (2006) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (2013) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (2015) | Ryu ga Gotoku 6: Inochi no Uta Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (2016) | Ryu ga Gotoku 6: Inochi no Uta Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (2017)


(unsorted): Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinshou Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura Hen Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura Hen Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 2 Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 2 Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 3 Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 3 Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu o Tsugumono Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu o Tsugumono Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! Kouryaku Shinan no Sho | Ryu ga Gotoku of the End Kanzen Kouryaku Kyoku no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku of the End Kouryaku Shinan no Sho (20xx) | Ryu ga Gotoku Thank You no Sho (20xx) |

Film
Like a Dragon: Prologue (2006) | Like a Dragon (2007)
Other List of Yakuza merchandise