E3 2018 Recap: Valkyria Chronicles 4, Yakuza 0/Kiwami Headed to PC

Looks like Metal Wolf Chaos isn’t the only Japanese title making the switch to PC this year, as Sega revealed this week that Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami and Valkyria Chronicles 4 are all coming to Steam.

Yakuza 0 will grace our computer screens on August 1st, and it can be pre-ordered for just US$17.99. Uncapped framerates and 4K support sweeten the deal even more.

The glitz, glamour, and unbridled decadence of the 80s are back in Yakuza 0.

Fight like hell through Tokyo and Osaka with protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and series regular Goro Majima. Play as Kazuma Kiryu and discover how he finds himself in a world of trouble when a simple debt collection goes wrong and his mark winds up murdered. Then, step into the silver-toed shoes of Goro Majima and explore his “normal” life as the proprietor of a cabaret club.

Switch between three different fighting styles instantaneously and beat up all manner of goons, thugs, hoodlums, and lowlifes. Take combat up a notch by using environmental objects such as bicycles, sign posts, and car doors for bone-crunching combos and savage take-downs.

Fighting is not the only way to kill time in 1988’s Japan: from discos and hostess clubs to classic SEGA arcades, there are tons of distractions to pursue in the richly detailed, neon-lit world.

Interact with the colourful denizens the red light district: help a budding S&M dominatrix learn her profession, or ensure a street performer can make it to the bathroom in time – there are 100 incredible stories to discover.

We’ll have to wait a little longer for Yakuza Kiwami (the store page only lists it as “Coming Soon”) but it will provide an unforgettable experience thanks to the same PC-specific upgrades that might tempt some people to double-dip after having purchased it on PlayStation 4 (I know I will!).

“Kiwami” means extreme.

1995, Kamurocho… Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, takes the fall for the murder of a crime boss to protect his sworn brother, Akira Nishikiyama, and his childhood friend, Yumi.

2005… Akira Nishikiyama has become a changed man. Yumi is nowhere to be found. Ten billion yen has gone missing from the Tojo Clan’s coffers, putting the organization on the brink of civil war. And Kazuma Kiryu is released from prison to a world he no longer recognizes.

With enhanced gameplay, an expanded cinematic story, the return of the battle styles from Yakuza 0, more nightlife spots, and re-recorded audio by the series cast, Yakuza Kiwami is the ultimate and most “extreme” version of the original vision of the series, now optimised for PC with 4K resolutions, uncapped framerates, customisable controls and ultra-widescreen support.

Last but not least, Valkyria Chronicles 4 is also coming to PC with a number of platform-specific features, including achievements, Steam trading cards, customizable keyboard and mouse controls, 4K resolutions and ultra-widescreen support. We don’t have a release date for this game either, but according to its Steam store page, it’ll be out in 2018.

A Continent Engulfed in the Bitter Flames of War! Commander Claude Wallace and his childhood friends set out to fight in a desperate war, but bone-chilling blizzards, waves of imperial soldiers, and the godlike powers of the Valkyria stand between them and victory.

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