No Yakuza: Kiwami 2 localization announcement planned for PlayStation Experience 2017

But 2018 will be a great year for Yakuza, localization producers tease.

Yakuza: Kiwami 2

Breaking PlayStation Experience tradition, there will not be a new Yakuza title localization announcement at the opening presentation of the 2017 event on December 8, Yakuza series localization producers Sam Mullen and Scott Strichart confirmed during a recent Twitch live stream.

According to Mullen and Strichart, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will be playable at PlayStation Experience 2017, but with the opening presentation changing up its format, and with the current promotional focus being on Yakuza 6, there will not be any new Yakuza series localization announcements this year. Nonetheless, the producers teased that 2018 will be a great year for the Yakuza series.

A brief history lesson: a Yakuza 5 localization was announced at PlayStation Experience 2014, followed by Yakuza 0 at PlayStation Experience 2015, and Yakuza: Kiwami and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life at PlayStation Experience 2016.

In Japan, Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is due out for PlayStation 4 on December 7. This is the only upcoming Yakuza title not confirmed for the west. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will launch for PlayStation 4 in the Americas and Europe on March 20.

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