If you’re one of those people looking to get into the Yakuza series, you’ll now be getting even more. Players can expect to get four free Yakuza Kiwami DLC packs after the game releases, and it will be automatically patched into the game as soon as it becomes available for the Playstation 4.
Yakuza Kiwami is a remake of the original Yakuza game, which began the story of Kazuma Kiryu, a formerly low-level yakuza member who takes the fall for his friend Nishkiyama in the death of their boss and goes to prison. Upon getting out he discovers that ten billion yen has been stolen from the Tojo Clan, the yakuza clan that Kiryu works for. Now Kiryu must find the ten billion yen while keeping an eye on a girl named Haruka, who is apparently hunted by everyone.
Yakuza 0, a prequel game to the original Yakuza, released worldwide several months ago after years in Japan. Yakuza Kiwami has been available in Japan ever since January of last year, as Yakuza has often been Japan-exclusive due to a perceived lack of demand overseas, until Yakuza 5 was finally released in the West after popular demand.
In order to access the Yakuza Kiwami DLC items, players will have to go to the Tenkaichi Street Gate and find the clown Bob Utsunomiya, who will give you the various items as they come out.
The various DLC items that will be available in Yakuza Kiwami are many and varied, ranging from weapons (such as a handgun, a cannon) outfits (such as Kiryu shirtless, his prison uniform, a black suit, and an outfit for Goro Majima, one of the other major characters), items (things that can save you from dying, items you can sell, and items that help you regain health), and little parts for the game’s Pocket Circuit minigame, where you can race miniature cars.
Yakuza Kiwami will be releasing on the Playstation 4 on August 29 worldwide.