Oh yes! It’s finally here. I received my copy of Yakuza Kiwami from Amazon today. Oh happy day. I never really got into the Yakuza series until very late. My first experience with the series was with Yakuza 0 a few months back. I instantly fell in love with the wacky game and quickly went out to purchase every single title in the series. Sadly, my Ps2 is currently in storage and I really don’t want to go digging it out, so I never got to play Yakuza 1 or 2. Thankfully this is all changing with Kiwami.
Yakuza Kiwami is a retelling of the very first Yakuza game. Since I never played this title I am beyond excited to give it a shot. I fell in love with Kiryu and Majima in Yakuza 0 and I can’t wait to see them again. I’m almost brought to tears at this point I’m so happy. I’ve been waiting since April for this to come out and I finally have it. I had ordered the Steelbook edition as I am a collector so that’s always nice too.
This steelbook is gorgeous. On the front we have Kiryu walking down the streets of Japan with a little girl by his side (I’m not too familiar with the story at this point so I have no idea who she is). On the reverse side is even more beauty. We have the signature tattoos of both Kazuma Kiryu (Dragon) and Akira Nishikiyama (Koi Fish). It’s a nice symbolic shot that hints at who we’re dealing with, the Dragon of Dojima and his oath brother.
Inside the case is even more gorgeousness. We get a well lit shot of the nightlife of Japan. It’s neon signs everywhere, gambling houses on everything corner, arcades, karaoke bars, it must have been wonderful to live in 1980’s Japan. Well, except for all of the Yakuza involvement though.
My favorite part of this case is that the little girl can be seen both with the sleeve on and off. It’s a nice little feature that I’m sure has some sort of deeper meaning when I get into it.
While reviewing my order of Yakuza Kiwami I also noticed that there was a collector’s edition of Yakuza 6 out there. That’s right, Yakuza 6 is coming to the west! I’m even happier now. I instantly pre-ordered this and March 20th can’t come fast enough. It’s close to my birthday too so that’s amazing as well.
That’s it for this little excited post. I’m just really happy to have this game and wanted to share it somehow. I’ll see you all next time. Until then, have a wonderful evening.