Yakuza 2

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Yakuza 2
Y2 Cover.jpg
Western box art
Release Date: PlayStation 2

December 2006 (JP)
September 2008 (WW)
PlayStation 3
November 2012 (JP)
Wii U
August 2013 (JP)

Developer: SEGA
Publisher: SEGA
Series: Yakuza
Platforms: PS2
PS3
Wii U
Genre: JRPG, Brawler


Yakuza 2 (龍が如く2 Ryuu ga Gotoku 2 lit. "Like a Dragon 2") is a brawler-based action RPG for the PlayStation 2, developed and published by SEGA. It is the sequel to the first Yakuza game, coming out in December 2006 in Japan and September 2008 worldwide. An HD remaster of the first two games was also released in Japan on the PlayStation 3 in 2012 and on Wii U in 2013. An HD remake of the game, Yakuza Kiwami 2, was released in 2017 in Japan and worldwide a year later on PS4, with a PC version following in early 2019. A year after going straight to look after Haruka, former Tojo Clan chairman Kazuma Kiryu is once again drawn into the yakuza underworld as an east-west war between the Tojo Clan and Osaka's Omi Alliance looms. Also, a Korean mafia group called the Jingweon has vowed to take revenge on Tokyo's red-light district Kamurocho for a massacre of their men that took place there 26 years before, threatening the safety of its residents. Unlike the original Yakuza game, there was no English dub for the western release. They did however have to re-record the Korean dialogue in this game for the Korean market as the original was deemed to be very poor.

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The following weapons appear in the video game Yakuza 2:

Contents


Handguns

Luger LP08 "Artillery"

Kiryu's father figure Shintaro Fuma is seen once again with his Luger LP08 "Artillery" pistol in a flashback to the Jingweon massacre of 1980.

Luger LP08 "Artillery" - 9mm Luger
Fuma with the Luger pistol, having just shot the Jingweon mafia leader.
Side view.

Makarov PM

Is a Yakuza game without a Makarov PM-type pistol really a Yakuza game at all? In the first two games, the PM took a back seat to the Norinco Type 54 as the gangster's weapon of choice, but it can be purchased from the Beam weapon store dealer as the "9mm Semi-Automatic." A version called the "Modified Model Gun" is also given to Kiryu by its creator after he challenges Kiryu to a fight. Unlike the more generic-looking Makarovs that appear in later Yakuza games, this model is much more faithful to the original military Makarov PM.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
"9mm Semi-Automatic" in the Beam weapon store. Interestingly, it's gone from being "accurate" to "precise."
Kiryu with the beautifully-rendered in-game model. Well it is a PS2 game...

Nambu Model 60

Another fixture of the Yakuza series, the Nambu Model 60 is used by police officers in Yakuza 2. This includes detectives Makoto Date and Jiro Kawara, as well as Kiryu's love interest, Osaka detective Kaoru Sayama. It is modelled symmetrically, with the cylinder release on both sides.

Nambu Model 60 snub-nose - .38 special
Kawara with his Model 60 in 1980. Note the cylinder release lever on the right side.
Kawara with the Nambu 26 years later.
Sayama threatens Kiryu with a gun, as all the most romantic relationships start. This was the last game in the series where the "Model 60" revolver was actually modelled with its distinctively-shaped butt and lanyard ring.
Kawara cocks his Nambu revolver, but the cylinder doesn't rotate for some reason.

Norinco Type 54

The Norinco Type 54, a Chinese clone of the Tokarev TT-33, is - as mentioned previously - the weapon of choice for denizens of the Kamurocho underworld in the first two Yakuza games.

Norinco Type 54 - 7.62x33mm Tokarev
Omi Alliance men with Norincos.
Fake Kazuki dual-wields a pair of Tokarev pistols.
Muzzle of the Norinco.
Rear view. Note how the hammer actually moves on this model, which is more than can be said for the version in Yakuza 2's next-gen successor...

Walther PPK

Antagonist Wataru Kurahashi uses this pistol in one scene.

Walther PPK - 7.65x17mm Browning aka .32 ACP
Kurahashi with the PPK.

Shotguns

Remington Model 31

Returning from the first Yakuza game is the rather hilariously oversized pump-action shotgun based on the Remington Model 31. As before, it can be purchased from the Beam weapon store as the "Shotgun." Its huge magazine tube also gives it an overinflated capacity of 15 rounds. Even more hilariously, it is actually used as a sniper rifle in one scene.

MGC replica Remington Model 31 - (fake) 12 gauge
"Shotgun" in the store.
Kiryu with the gigantic shotgun. For some incredibly annoying reason, they decided to replace the numeric ammo display with a bar. WHY?
The world's greatest marksman manages to hit Sayama from a rooftop a quarter of a mile away with a sawn-off shotgun. Maybe it's got something to do with his "interesting" hand technique. It's not like they didn't have a sniper rifle model from the original game they could have used...

Mounted Weapons

Browning M2HB

The Browning M2HB machine gun is used in a brief first-person shooting segment during the raid on Osaka Castle.

Browning M2HB on a vehicle mount - .50 BMG
Kiryu standing next to the mounted Browning M2HB

Other

Tanegashima

Tanegashima matchlock arquebus weapons are found in the raid on Osaka Castle.

Japanese "Tanegashima" matchlock arquebus.
Kiryu stands in front of the Browning M2HB and Tanegashima, admiring the difference nearly 400 years of weapon development makes.

Glock 26/36

This gun is seen in a flashback to the original Yakuza game, where Nishiki blows up the 10 billion yen.

Glock 36 - .45 ACP
Nishiki with the Glock in the Yakuza flashback. Hearing Takaya Kuroda's incredible performance in this scene for the first time made the author very sad that we got that lacklustre English dub. Very sad indeed.

Beam weapon shop guns

The secret weapon shop in the back of the Beam video store returns from Yakuza. It contains the same decorative weapons as before: the two pistols are a Smith & Wesson 645 with a long slide and rail-mounted sight and a Colt Python with a 4" barrel. There are also three Sturmgewehr 44, Heckler & Koch G3, and M16A1 rifles.

Customized Smith & Wesson pistol (left) and Colt Python.
Sturmgewehr 44 (closest), early H&K G3 with wood grips, and M16A1 rifles.

See Also

Yakuza (aka Ryu ga Gotoku) series
Main Games (Kiryu's Story) Yakuza  •  Yakuza 2  •  Yakuza 3  •  Yakuza 4  •  Yakuza 5  •  Yakuza 0  •  Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
Main Games (Kasuga's Story) Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Remakes Yakuza Kiwami  •  Yakuza Kiwami 2
Spin-Offs Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan!  •  Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin!  •  Yakuza: Dead Souls  •  Judgment
Movies Like A Dragon
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