Why Yakuza Kiwami’s unpredictable maniac Goro Majima is worth encountering

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Why Yakuza Kiwami’s unpredictable maniac Goro Majima is worth encountering

As pre-orders go live for PS4 remaster of the original Yakuza, get the lowdown on its craziest encounters

The release of Yakuza Kiwami, the PS4 remake of the original Yakuza, is just over a month away now, and we’ve got some good news for those of you who want a digital copy – you can now preorder your copy on PlayStation 4 and get a free Akira Nishikiyama and Kazuma Kiryu PS4 Theme to go with it!

This theme includes some rocking battle music, swaps out sounds for familiar Yakuza menu clicks, and of course, features the best bro-gone-bad ever, Akira Nishikiyama, with his evil slicked-back hair.


Yakuza Kiwami, of course, goes into way more detail about what happens between 1995 and 2005 that turns Nishikiyama into a jerk, but what I think has had people really excited since we presented the game at E3 has been the Majima Everywhere system, where everybody’s favorite maniac can spring up on you from any place, at any time.


But you’ll actually want to fight him – mostly because Kiryu’s fourth and most powerful fighting style, the Dragon of Dojima style, is only leveled up by fighting Majima, who has taken it upon himself to retrain Kiryu so that he may regain what he lost in the years he was away from the city.


I won’t even begin to spoil all the incredible, sometimes hilarious, encounters with Majima, but early on in the game, you’ll be notified that “Officer” Majima is working the beat by the Millennium Tower, and he’s on the lookout for anyone carrying any suspicious weapons. Try swinging by the area with a knife, gun, or maybe a frozen tuna on your person. You won’t be disappointed.


One more thing about the Majima Everywhere system: he’s rarely the same enemy twice. He’s unpredictable. That’s right, he has all his battle styles previously featured in Yakuza 0, except they’re just as powerful as they were then, so do expect to get beat down with bats, break-danced into the ground, and of course, stabbed, shanked, and cut when he comes at you in Mad Dog style. Did I mention he has heat actions too?


(Wait, where have I seen that dance before…)

See you on 29th August when Yakuza Kiwami hits PlayStation 4!

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  • already preordered months ago

  • Steelbook… theme. Seems like yet again I’m gonna buy the game twice – in retail and in digital. Would you be so kind as to drop a reprint of Yakuza 1-4 in Europe. And put Yakuza 3 on PSN?

    Still need to get Business Edition of Yakuza 0 one day and PSP titles and Ishin. Managing Yakuza 1&2 HD Edition thanks to English PS2 copy (replaying the whole series with the release chronology).

  • I preordered the retail version, does that come with a theme?

    I’m guessing this game has different fighting styles like yakuza zero. Did the original also have different fighting styles?

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