[PS4] Yakuza Kiwami Steelbook Edition - £24.85 (Base.com)
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[PS4] Yakuza Kiwami Steelbook Edition - £24.85 (Base.com)

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Found 13th AprMade hot 13th Apr
Being retold in Kiwami is the nascent character arc for Yakuza - the game begins with series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu getting sent to prison for the murder of his family patriarch (which he didn't commit). To make matters worse, during the 10 years of his imprisonment, not only does Kiryu's clan expel him from the yakuza, but ¥10 billion (~$100 million) goes missing from the clan treasury. Worse yet, Kiryu's childhood sweetheart is also nowhere to be found, and with the entirety of the Japanese underworld on the hunt for the missing cash, Kiryu is all but lost until he finds the orphan girl Haruka, searching for her aunt who shares the same name as Kiryu's missing love. What follows from there is a web of betrayal, underworld politics, and redemption as nothing will stop Kiryu from regaining his honor.
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Yakuza Kiwami Features:

A Family Patriarch's Ransom of New Content - "Kiwami" literally translates to "extreme," and the game was named that for good reason. Not just a simple graphical upgrade, Kiwami adds nearly 30 minutes of cutscenes alone, providing all-new insight into the game's plot and creating common threads with series prequel Yakuza 0. There's also added distractions (Pocket Circuit car racing, MesuKing: Battle Bug Beauties, new hostesses, and more), side quests, combat updates, re-recorded Japanese dialogue, and more to bring the original Yakuza game into the latest console generation.

A Place for Newcomers and Veterans - Yakuza Kiwami is the ultimate bridge in the series: newcomers or those whose Yakuza experience started with Yakuza 0 will have familiar, exacting controls, top-notch SEGA localization, and a solid starting point for entering the Yakuza franchise fresh. Veterans will experience a familiar Kamurocho and plot, but with new levels of story depth and graphical polish.

But it was me! Majima! - Completely new to Kiwami is the "Majima Everywhere" system, where the series' deranged, one-eyed maniac will constantly surprise and challenge Kiryu to combat when he least expects it. We're talking "popping out of a goofy costume" levels of surprise, so players must stay on their toes and be ready to defend themselves from Kiryu's chief rival.

Extreme Revitalization - Kiwami is rebuilt from the ground up with all new HD assets, exclusive Japanese voice audio re-recorded by the series cast, and more; optimized for the PlayStation 4 and running in 1080p/60fps. And following suit with SEGA's commitment to the Yakuza series, the game will release in both physical and digital formats in the west.

43 Comments

Sorry for ignorance but does this come after Yakuza 0? I wanted to play them in order you see.

I've never played the game but I have a copy of Yakuza 3 on ps3 somewhere!

And base strike again! X)

germainsophie

Sorry for ignorance but does this come after Yakuza 0? I wanted to play … Sorry for ignorance but does this come after Yakuza 0? I wanted to play them in order you see. I've never played the game but I have a copy of Yakuza 3 on ps3 somewhere!



I believe this is Yakuza 1 remade...

Banned

germainsophie

Sorry for ignorance but does this come after Yakuza 0? I wanted to play … Sorry for ignorance but does this come after Yakuza 0? I wanted to play them in order you see. I've never played the game but I have a copy of Yakuza 3 on ps3 somewhere!



Yeah it's Yakuza 1

What a surprise.

germainsophie

Sorry for ignorance but does this come after Yakuza 0? I wanted to play … Sorry for ignorance but does this come after Yakuza 0? I wanted to play them in order you see. I've never played the game but I have a copy of Yakuza 3 on ps3 somewhere!


Yep, Yakuza 0 is a prequel, Yakuza Kiwami is a remake of the first Yakuza game

https://youtu.be/mMpdq-6ZgPg
youtu.be/Hti…bUY
Edited by: "akuakuu" 13th Apr

Ordered, cheers

Would you start with 1 or 0? How well is 0 done? I.e would it make sense starting with it or is it better to do 1, 2 etc then 0 later

liltman

Would you start with 1 or 0? How well is 0 done? I.e would it make sense … Would you start with 1 or 0? How well is 0 done? I.e would it make sense starting with it or is it better to do 1, 2 etc then 0 later



0 is brilliant, this remake has been made to follow closer from the events of it too so starting with 0 makes sense.
Edited by: "condracky" 13th Apr

Do Base take money now? tempted to switch from ShopTo if not.

Might cancel my ShopTo order, this is a good price and Base have done me well in the past. Can't believe they're actually releasing these games now, really hope they bring Ishin over to the west as well.

heat added must finish 0

Aww man, that's my 3rd Base Pre-order in less than a week along with Wipeout Omega and Uncharted...hopefully that's it for now X)

Carl1892

Do Base take money now? tempted to switch from ShopTo if not.



​On dispatch

Base is great, served me well in the past! they take money on dispatch.

Price dropped from £29.99 to £24.85 in less than a week. Will be a fiver come launch day. (_;)

Do they take the money straight away or do they only take money on dispatch?

Cheers for the replies, have switched from ShopTo. Heat



Just ordered and it says this:

Your credit card will not be charged until the goods are ready for dispatch.

To check your order status online go to: http://www.base.com/account

Please print this screen for your records.

Thank you for your order.
Edited by: "myguyfromthe80s" 13th Apr

myguyfromthe80s

Just ordered and it says this:Your credit card will not be charged until … Just ordered and it says this:Your credit card will not be charged until the goods are ready for dispatch.To check your order status online go to: http://www.base.com/accountPlease print this screen for your records.Thank you for your order.



Awesome thanks!
Edited by: "keenbuyer" 13th Apr

condracky

0 is brilliant, this remake has been made to follow closer from the … 0 is brilliant, this remake has been made to follow closer from the events of it too so starting with 0 makes sense.



Thanks, I started with no.3 years ago as only one available to us then. Since got 4 for free on PS+ and I must say I am loving it! From what I hear from 0 is it's incredible so if they just keep getting better and better then I am in for a treat!

SkilledNutter

I believe this is Yakuza 1 remade...


Thanks - ordered!

(Tcb tracked at 52p...)
Edited by: "germainsophie" 13th Apr

liltman

Thanks, I started with no.3 years ago as only one available to us then. … Thanks, I started with no.3 years ago as only one available to us then. Since got 4 for free on PS+ and I must say I am loving it! From what I hear from 0 is it's incredible so if they just keep getting better and better then I am in for a treat!



Yakuza 4 is freakin' brilliant. Each of the four protagonists was really interesting in his own way, and often not how they appeared on the surface (heartless loan shark, mass murdering convict, crooked cop). I recently finished it and moved straight onto Dead Souls, which is technically rubbish, but oddly endearing.

thanks, shopto order cancelled and this one ordered, can always count on base to undercut everyone else.

Carl1892

Do Base take money now? tempted to switch from ShopTo if not.



I'm pretty sure they take money, not some random currency such as camels or rupees

silvercondor

Yakuza 4 is freakin' brilliant. Each of the four protagonists was really … Yakuza 4 is freakin' brilliant. Each of the four protagonists was really interesting in his own way, and often not how they appeared on the surface (heartless loan shark, mass murdering convict, crooked cop). I recently finished it and moved straight onto Dead Souls, which is technically rubbish, but oddly endearing.



I've only just started 4 so not too far into it but it seems incredible so far. I've really taken to the main character lol. It's odd how nice and laid back he is yet he lends people money and on weird terms haha. I find myself most intrigued!

I keep stressing though, how big the games are haha. Will I ever catch up. I loved 3 but for some reason something in 4 feels better. I don't know if it's slight improvements or what as it's been too long since I played 3 to remember the differences but something about it feels so fresh and fluid. Gonna have to buy them all at some point.

Ohhh just googled it, if I don't be a completionist then main stories are not too long. Not bad then lol
Edited by: "liltman" 13th Apr

wonder if it will go down to 20

liltman

I've only just started 4 so not too far into it but it seems incredible … I've only just started 4 so not too far into it but it seems incredible so far. I've really taken to the main character lol. It's odd how nice and laid back he is yet he lends people money and on weird terms haha. I find myself most intrigued! I keep stressing though, how big the games are haha. Will I ever catch up. I loved 3 but for some reason something in 4 feels better. I don't know if it's slight improvements or what as it's been too long since I played 3 to remember the differences but something about it feels so fresh and fluid. Gonna have to buy them all at some point. Ohhh just googled it, if I don't be a completionist then main stories are not too long. Not bad then lol



Yeah, if you just blast through the main story it shouldn't take too long. I think each character has 15 substories (60 in all!), but a huge chunk of the game is completely optional, like training hostesses, for example, or fishing, playing golf, bowling, pachinko... I confess to getting sidetracked training fighters for hours though; that's a really cool - and oftentimes funny - distraction if you come across it. Likewise, the superhero fuelled by curry, haha X) I almost felt guilty moving on from 4 so quickly (there's a nice section near the end where you can basically switch between the four characters at will and mop up substories), but I needs to finish Dead Souls, 5, 0...

Heat. Ordered. you rascal. bAcklog. etc etc.

ahmed123

Price dropped from £29.99 to £24.85 in less than a week. Will be a fiver c … Price dropped from £29.99 to £24.85 in less than a week. Will be a fiver come launch day. (_;)



Not even that, it's literally been a day since preorders opened.

silvercondor

Yeah, if you just blast through the main story it shouldn't take too … Yeah, if you just blast through the main story it shouldn't take too long. I think each character has 15 substories (60 in all!), but a huge chunk of the game is completely optional, like training hostesses, for example, or fishing, playing golf, bowling, pachinko... I confess to getting sidetracked training fighters for hours though; that's a really cool - and oftentimes funny - distraction if you come across it. Likewise, the superhero fuelled by curry, haha X) I almost felt guilty moving on from 4 so quickly (there's a nice section near the end where you can basically switch between the four characters at will and mop up substories), but I needs to finish Dead Souls, 5, 0...



haha yeh it's got some funny bits in it. Just finished chapter 1 and now onto the next guy in the story. Was about to come off for the night and decided I have to at least have a look at the next chapter...WOW lol 40 mins later...Damn lol, I got unlucky there and got tons of story bits lol. Got to say this game is incredible! That's it I am buying them all now!

I think I will order 0 soon and go from there. I don't think that ones going to drop in price too much more and even if it does, so what. It's worth around £25 - £30 easily! and I think it can be got for that if the deals still on now

germainsophie

Sorry for ignorance but does this come after Yakuza 0? I wanted to play … Sorry for ignorance but does this come after Yakuza 0? I wanted to play them in order you see. I've never played the game but I have a copy of Yakuza 3 on ps3 somewhere!



Kiwami is the remake of Yakuza 1 (which was released on PS2).
Yakuza 0 is a prequel to the series and set in 80s.

Yakuza 1 (PS2)
Yakuza 2 (PS2)
Yakuza 3 (PS3)
Yakuza 4 (PS3)
Yakuza Dead Souls (PS3) (avoid this one! spin off zombie themed game, and no good!)
Yakuza 5 (PS3)

Yakuza 0 (PS4)
Yakuza Kiwami (PS4) (Remake of Yakuza 1)
Yakuza 6 (PS4) (already released in Japan,International version to be released in 2018)

I hope they remake Yakuza 2, my favourite in the series.

Tequila

Kiwami is the remake of Yakuza 1 (which was released on PS2).Yakuza 0 is … Kiwami is the remake of Yakuza 1 (which was released on PS2).Yakuza 0 is a prequel to the series and set in 80s.Yakuza 1 (PS2) Yakuza 2 (PS2)Yakuza 3 (PS3)Yakuza 4 (PS3)Yakuza Dead Souls (PS3) (avoid this one! spin off zombie themed game, and no good!)Yakuza 5 (PS3)Yakuza 0 (PS4)Yakuza Kiwami (PS4) (Remake of Yakuza 1)Yakuza 6 (PS4) (already released in Japan,International version to be released in 2018)



​Thanks for that.

Good to know I'm going in the right order. Will get started on Yakuza 0 and work my way up!

Will keep my ps3 for now as I was looking to sell it.

Tequila

Kiwami is the remake of Yakuza 1 (which was released on PS2).Yakuza 0 is … Kiwami is the remake of Yakuza 1 (which was released on PS2).Yakuza 0 is a prequel to the series and set in 80s.Yakuza 1 (PS2) Yakuza 2 (PS2)Yakuza 3 (PS3)Yakuza 4 (PS3)Yakuza Dead Souls (PS3) (avoid this one! spin off zombie themed game, and no good!)Yakuza 5 (PS3)Yakuza 0 (PS4)Yakuza Kiwami (PS4) (Remake of Yakuza 1)Yakuza 6 (PS4) (already released in Japan,International version to be released in 2018)



Avoid Dead Souls? Have you lost your mind?

This review seems pretty spot on:

"Yakuza: Dead Souls isn’t going to bring in any new blood to the Yakuza series, but for its existing fans, it provides an interesting story and gameplay elements that haven’t been explored previously. Combat against the common zombies gets old fast, but there are some great boss battles to balance it out. As a huge Yakuza fan myself, I somewhat enjoyed the game, but wish there would have been a little better pacing and more chances to explore."

silvercondor

Avoid Dead Souls? Have you lost your mind? :pThis review seems pretty … Avoid Dead Souls? Have you lost your mind? :pThis review seems pretty spot on:"Yakuza: Dead Souls isn’t going to bring in any new blood to the Yakuza series, but for its existing fans, it provides an interesting story and gameplay elements that haven’t been explored previously. Combat against the common zombies gets old fast, but there are some great boss battles to balance it out. As a huge Yakuza fan myself, I somewhat enjoyed the game, but wish there would have been a little better pacing and more chances to explore."


well it's not on par with other Yakuza games, the controls specially were terrible..I always say to people to avoid it because if they haven't played other Yakuza games it will be a terrible representation of the franchise!
otherwise, it's probably not too bad.
personally I love the series to death and played them all (except 1&2) but Dead Souls was just so difficult to control,lso the concept is so "out of place".

germainsophie

​Thanks for that. :)Good to know I'm going in the right order. Will get s … ​Thanks for that. :)Good to know I'm going in the right order. Will get started on Yakuza 0 and work my way up! Will keep my ps3 for now as I was looking to sell it.


I never played 1 & 2 as they were on PS2 and I didn't play too much PS2 at the time, but as a big fan of Shenmue series on Dreamcast,I immediately fell in love with Yakuza 3 on PS3,I still think it was the best among the ones I played, it had some video clips explaining the events of 1 & 2 I think..

I played and beat 4 as well and then sold my PS3 sometime after PS4 was released and settled, so when they released Yakuza 5 on PS3 (last year?) I knew I had to play it..so I re-bought a PS3 just to play that game and it was digital only, so payed full price £35..and loved every second of it, worth every single penny such a long game but never felt boring or repetitive.
I haven't played Yakuza Zero yet but there is no question I will buy Zero,Kiwami and 6.
one of the best game series ever.
so good.

Edited by: "Tequila" 13th Apr

Tequila

well it's not on par with other Yakuza games, the controls specially were … well it's not on par with other Yakuza games, the controls specially were terrible..I always say to people to avoid it because if they haven't played other Yakuza games it will be a terrible representation of the franchise!otherwise, it's probably not too bad.personally I love the series to death and played them all (except 1&2) but Dead Souls was just so difficult to control,lso the concept is so "out of place".



Absolutely. If I wasn't already invested in the series, I'm not sure I would've persevered. That said, I managed to make it through Deadly Premonition oO

Also, I just laughed out loud at a cutscene where Majima (love the crazy *******) asks his boss, Daigo, to play a woman. "Your hair's gettin' pretty long" X)

liltman

Would you start with 1 or 0? How well is 0 done? I.e would it make sense … Would you start with 1 or 0? How well is 0 done? I.e would it make sense starting with it or is it better to do 1, 2 etc then 0 later


0 is a prequel but effectively a completely new game and the setting is 80's Japan..
whereas 1 is obviously the real start of the game..
since Kiwami is still 4 months to be released anyway ,I'd start with 0.
personally I think each of the games is so deep and detailed story and gameplay wise that you won't necessarily need to be that OCD about the order too much.
Edited by: "Tequila" 13th Apr

Vegeta

I hope they remake Yakuza 2, my favourite in the series.



​Think it's inevitable, but we won't be seeing it over here anytime soon.
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