This dragon tattoo on my back was totally worth it: Yakuza 2 coming to PS2

Sega has confirmed that it will be releasing Yazuza 2 for the PlayStation 2 in North America sometime in 2008. The popular Japanese game saw release in December of 2006, and received universal acclaim by the press. 

The game kicks off one year after the events of the first game, with players taking on the role of the “retired” Kiryu Kazuma. But as they say about the Yazuka, “once you go black, you never go back,” and Kazuma gets wrapped up in some sneaky business once again. The sneaky business in question involves beating dudes up with bats and a bowling mini-game, of course.

The North American release of the first Yakuza took a lot of heat from fans, who were offended by the game’s Japanese language being replaced by Hollywood voice talent. No word on whether or not this “feature” will return, but I can certainly think of a lot of better things Eliza Dushku could be doing with her time.

Nick Chester