Die-hard Yakuza fans outside of Japan were undoubtedly ecstatic after the announcement that Yakuza Kiwami 2 – a remake of the original PS2 Yakuza 2 – will be released in the UK, US and beyond. The game is set to launch on PS4 on August 28th, 2018. Any series that often relies on imports can be quite hard to get merchandise for, especially if you aren’t sure of where to start looking, so we’re here to round up the best Yakuza merch (import or otherwise) that you can treat yourself to, just in time to dive back in for Kiwami 2.
Yakuza Smartphone cases
Want to keep your phone safe from your up and coming fights when you return to play as Kiryu in August? Are you the type of gamer that occasionally throws your phone or controller when you get stressed? These smartphone cases are definitely something you’ll be after. Featuring a large beautiful traditional design, these cases are based on the art prominently featured within the game series, they come in a faux leather, with a back and front cover – to keep your screen nice and safe too.
This will definitely a gift that will stand out to any Yakuza fan you meet out in the real world and is likely to be something that you won’t see around too often.
Yakuza Majima Design T-shirt
With the addition of the “Truth of Goro Majima” to the new Yakuza Kiwami 2, an exclusive addition that follows the story of the popular character and how he formed a legitimate business and left his previous life behind him, it’s definitely Majima’s time to shine. This t-shirt features a large, bold design of his well-known tattoo and is available in a wide range of sizes and styles (as always with RedBubble), so there are a shape and size for every type of Majima fan out there.
Yakuza Goro Majima Figma Figure
Yakuza figures are relatively hard to come by, but as often is with niche series, GoodSmile have got you covered – the company produced a few Figma series figures for Yakuza a few years ago, and as always they are beautiful, highly detailed and well-articulated figures.
The Goro Majima figure became available to order initially in 2016 but is still available from a handful of sites, including Amazon. Majima comes complete with a stand for displaying him however you want, along with; a wide range of faceplates (a standard serious face, a shouting face that can be used in combat scenes and a happy face) and also a range of accessories including a metal bat, a cigarette and his Chimera Dagger – so you can really capture his character in any pose or scenario you could want.
Perfect for die-hard fans, this figure is a tad more on the pricey side due to its rarity but is definitely not one to be missed out on for the collectors amongst you.
Yakuza Mosaic Posters (Majima and Kiryu)
These Yakuza mosaic posters are perfect for showing off your love for the franchise or even your favourite character, as they come in both Majima and Kiryu editions. The posters also come in two different sizes, are printed on a luxury semi-gloss poster paper and have a small white border around the edge, in case you want to frame them without losing any of the picture – perfect for filling any space you have left in your poster wall, or spicing up a room.
Yakuza Kazuma Kiryu Figma Figure
We’ve already seen the Majima Figma figurine but we’d be remiss not to point out his counterpart – Kiryu Kazuma got his own Figma in 2016. Fully articulated, this figure depicting the series’ main character with a range of facial expressions (a cool composed face, which fans of the game will most definitely be used to, a shouting face designed for combat and even a smiling face) along with a few accessories including his “Staminan Spark”, a cigarette and a golden gun.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 SteelBook
If you’re planning on picking up Yakuza Kiwami 2, this steelbook pre-order is a must. The steelbook edition of the game features a prominent design of the main character Kiryu on the front and a beautiful well-known cityscape on the inside of the box. Not to mention if you order with Amazon Prime you get an extra £2 off. The pre-order period for this item obviously runs out on August 28th, so there’s still plenty of time to your copy secured and ready for release day.
And that completes the run down of the best Yakuza merchandise currently available, ready just in time for the August launch of the new Kiwami 2, with a wide range of items and prices, hopefully, there’s something to cater to every type of fans tastes! We hope you enjoy the return of Kiryu and getting to fight it out as a top Yakuza!