It was in June 2018 in the PC Gaming Show when Sega officially announced that they would be delivering Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami to PC sometime soon. The developers revealed in a blog post on Steam that the release is getting near and now we have finally received a confirmed date when the game will appear.
What is interesting is the story of how Sega initially revealed the release date for Yakuza Kiwami. The update only mentioned that the game is “coming soon,” but there was a weird animated GIF added at the end of the post. The players quickly realized that the GIF is of vital importance. Some of them decided to download it and split into frames. Near the end, there is a flash that hides information that the game will be released on February 19, 2019.
Once the users figured everything, there was no point in hiding things anymore, and Sega adjusted the official release date on Steam, too. The developers also revealed the price which will be set at $19.99.
What Is Yakuza Kiwami?
It is a story-rich game that is a mixture of action and adventure and also has certain RPG elements. Yakuza Kiwami was the first game to be released on PlayStation 2 in this franchise, and it plays an important role in the overall lore. That means all Yakuza fans should make sure to play this instalment so that they could get extra information about the characters and the story.
The game features Kazume Kiryu, an ambitious yakuza that was dreaming big before he was mistakenly charged and convicted for killing a crime boss. After spending an entire decade in prison, he discovers that many things have changed in the meantime. The title features improved gameplay experience, as well as additional details to the story. When it comes to graphics, you can expect a total 4K experience and support for ultra-widescreen, as well as an adjustable control system to suit every player.
The community believes that we can also expect the next sequel, Yakuza Kiwami 2, to be released on Steam soon, especially if this initial release is received well by the players.