Sega confirms Yakuza Kiwami release date with new trailer

Update: Sega has confirmed the February 19 release date with the trailer above. Yakuza Kiwami will cost a lean £14.99/$19.99 when it releases on Steam. 

Original story: A PC release of Yakuza Kiwami (and Yakuza 0) was announced at last year's PC Gaming Show, but there was at the time no indication of a release date. A Steam update in November suggested that a launch was imminent. And now it appears, unofficially but only technically so, that it will finally arrive on Steam on February 19. 

The Steam listing still indicates that Yakuza Kiwami is "coming soon." Take a close look at the animated "Majimaaaa!" gif, however, and you might notice an odd flash at the very end. Download that sucker and split it into individual frames, and you will discover that the very last one looks like this: 

I've reached out to Sega for confirmation, but under the circumstances I'm willing to call it: Yakuza Kiwami on February 19. I'll update when the Steam release date is changed to make it officially official.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.