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◆ New Nightlife Island
The Goal: To Become the No. 1 Cabaret Club in Japan
The immensly popular “Nightlife Island” play spot that debuted in Yakuza 0 finally returns in Yakuza: Kiwami 2. While keeping the fun of the original, “New Nightlife Island” adds many new elements and features, is even easier to play, and has even more exciting content. Many of the characters that appeared in Yakuza 0, including the heroine Yuki, will appear again. The setting is the “Cabaret Club Grand Prix,” a competition to decide the number one cabaret club in the country, where you can enjoy grand-scale “Cabaret Club Business Battles.”
After a certain trouble, Kiryu comes to know Yuki, the owner of the Sotenbori cabaret club “Four Shine.” However, Four Shine is losing a lot of staff due to the business obstruction and overbearing recruitment of the huge cabaret club company known as the Kanzaki Group, and is being forced into a position where it cannot make business.
In order to escape that dilemma and as her last bet, Yuki decides to participate in the “Cabaret Club Grand Prix,” a competition to decide the best cabaret club in the country. If she wins, it will come with the impact of major publicity, but if she loses, it is possible her reputation will sour and she will lose the club.
Yuki’s enthusiasm to challenge the competition with such unyielding conviction moved Kiryu, and he decides to support her business. Will Kiryu be able to win this competition against the Kanzkai Group and the country’s other veteran cabaret clubs, and save Four Shine?
This play spot is a simulation game where, as club manager, you will assign hosts based on the customers that visit the cabaret club one after the next. If you assign a customer a host suited to their tastes, they will spend a lot of money. The abilities of your dozens of hosts are extremely varied. As you grow, your abilities will increase, and you will be able to satisfy even more customers. Understand each customer’s preferences while developing your hosts to increase sales, and aim to become the number one cabaret club in the country.
Cabaret Grand Prix
The setting of New Nightlife Island is the “Cabaret Club Grand Prix,” where veteran cabaret clubs from around the country gather and compete to determine the number one cabaret club. Cabaret clubs from not only Sotenbori, but from all over the country, will become your rivals.
The Cabaret Club Grand Prix consists of four leagues—the “Fresh League,” “Paradise League,” “Executive League,” and “Millionaire League.” The story will develop as you win through all of these leagues, and defeat the champion of each league. It will then be possible to challenge the current number one club in the country, the Kanzaki Group’s famous “Sotenbori Sunshine.”
Popular Sexy Actresses Appear as Rivals
—Kirara (voiced by Kirara Asuka) – Final Championship
The top host of “Sotenbori Sunshine,” the current champion of the Cabaret Grand Prix. She is known as a “legendary hostess.” She considers Four Shine owner Yuki a rival.
—Aika (voiced by Aika) – Paradise League
With the nickame “Festival Queen,” she is the queen of the world of excitement. She can make any customer feel merry and cheerful.
—Shouko (voiced by Shouko Takahashi) – Executive League
A host who earned the name “Perfect Queen” from her ability to perfectly serve customers. She is very professional and has a high reputation among cabaret connoisseurs.
—Kana (voiced by Kana Momonogi) – Fresh League
A newcomer to the Kanazaki Group. With her serious and hard working customer service, she is driving the success of the newly established club, “Hiroshima Sweet God.”
—Yua (voiced by Yua Mikami) – Millionaire League
A former idol and novelty hostess. Due to her overwhelming popularity, she is known as the “National Hostess.”
◆ New Clan Creator
Evolved Large-Scale Battles
The “Clan Creator” play spot that debuted Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, in which the player could enjoy dynamic tactical battles where one large group of people fought against another large group of people, has been significantly enhanced for Yakuza: Kiwami 2. Set at “Majima Construction,” which is led by Goro Majima, huge battles will unfold where hundreds of enemies and allies alike are jumbled together.
The “New Clan Creator” has completely new rules compared to the previous Clan Creator. It has evolved into a “defense-type” real-time strategy game where you protect Majima Construction from foreign enemies. It offers deeper enjoyment than the previous Clan Creator.
Also, the five legendary wrestlers Keiji Mutoh, Masahiro Chono, Riki Choshu, Genichiro Tenryu, and Tatsumi Fujinami will appears foreign enemies that attack Majima Construction.
Goro Majima, who left the Tojo Clan and went legit to start up the “Majima Construction” construction company, successfully contracted a major project known as the “Kamurocho Hills Construction Project.”
However, Keiji Mutoh, the president of “Mutoh Real Estate,” a corrupt real estate corporation that had their eye on this money-moving project, colludes with Masahiro Chono, the leader of Kamurocho’s largest gang “Colors,” and the legendary land sharks known as “The Three Land Musketeers”—Riki Choshu, Genichiro Tenryu, and Tatsumi Fujinami—to hinder Majima Construction and plunder the business entirely.
The construction period was delayed as a result of their repeated obstruction, and Majima Construction’s Kamurocho Hills Construction Project was driven to the point of deadlock. As a debt of gratitude to Majima, Kiryu decides to cooperate with Majima Construction. Will Kiryu be able to destroy Mutoh and his men, and protect the Hills Project?
For missions, you can choose a maximum of nine workers to dispatch. You can strengthen Majima Construction’s facilities by spending money. If a mission is too difficult to clear, try strengthening the construction site’s facilities.
The New Clan Creator’s battles are defensive-rule and task the player with protecting the facility to the very end from the enemy attacks as they appear one after the next. Control a maximum of nine characters and protect the facility from the enemy army attacking to destroy the facility. With a limited number of defense members, these battles are made up of hundreds of people where you will prevent the enemy’s attack. If you defend against the enemy attack without your facilities being completely destroyed, you will win, but if your facilities are completely destroyed in the middle of the battle, you will lose. Workers have secret techniques and abilities that exhibit various effects during battle, which you can use to more favorably progress the fight.
By using the network feature, you can play limited missions. Through this, you can play exclusive missions where special enemies appear and high-difficulty challenge missions. Also, when you clear a mission, you will earn a score, which will be registered on the network rankings. In this way, you can compete with players across the country.
Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan on December 7.
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