Not only is this a major visual improvement, but the Dragon Engine also has many other practical advantages as well such as allowing players into buildings without load times even while in the middle of a tough fight.
Below you can read a series of bullet points directly from the press release.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 was released in Japan on December 7, 2017, marking what might be the quickest localization turnaround of any game in this series yet.
To be more precise, the game will release in the west on August 28th for PS4. All the in-game and cut-scene dialog has been re-recorded, with an emphasis on remaining "as true to the original as possible".
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Big Hits, Minigames - Kiryu hasn't let his time away from the front lines boring his skills in combat or leisure.
The steelbook is only available for preorders and the first run of the game, and features art on the inside cover of "Kiryu and his fierce rival, the Dragon of Kansai, Ryuji Goda".
For an in-depth look at the world of Yakuza, or for a refresher on key personalities and story moments throughout the series, be sure to check out the Yakuza Experience Website.
Much like Kiwami, Kiwami 2 offers a new playable story based on "Mad Dog of Shimano" Goro Majima, which sees him forming his own company, Majima Construction, as well as encountering his crush Makoto Makimura from Yakuza 0.
There will be new content coming to Yakuza Kiwami 2 that wasn't present on the PlayStation 2 back in the day.