Yakuza Kiwami (Japanese: 龍が如く KIWAMI Lit. Like A Dragon: Extreme) is a Japanese video game released in January 2016 in Japan, August 2017 in English-speaking regions on PS4, and in February 2019 on PC. It is a remake of the original 2006 Yakuza game. However, most of the types of guns used on this game are different models compared to the original. It is likely that the guns were modelled on airsoft derivatives, as the game developer has previously credited Tokyo Marui for lending them airsoft models to use for Binary Domain.
The following weapons appear in the video game Yakuza Kiwami:
A Colt 1911 style pistol can be seen in the game used by character Shinji Tanaka, as well as being held by Haruka Sawamura after surviving the mass shooting at Bacchus. It most closely resembles a Para Ordnance LDA, although there are still differences such as the shape of the hammer and truncated rear spur.
The Beretta 92FS is used by members of the MIA especially towards the final chapter.. It is also used by Nishikiyama Family Sergeant Kazuto Arase when he fights Kiryu on the roof top. A slow-motion sequence during the game correctly shows the delayed-blowback mechanism, where the barrel rotates around its axis to unlock the breech. However, the sequence is chronologically incorrect, as the gun starts blowing back before the projectile exits the barrel, not to mention that even in the slow-motion that it was at, the bullet would have been impossible to see due to travelling too fast. Of note is the fact that in the original Yakuza game, the MIA members and their leader Kyohei Jingu used what appear to be Glock 36 pistols, the only known appearance of the model in a video game.
A Desert Eagle is purchasable from a weapons dealer as the "Tiger's Bane," and is simply just the "Tiger Pistol" from Yakuza: Dead Souls ported over.
The Makarov PM appears as the "9mm Automatic Pistol" and is used by a number of Yakuza gangsters and can also be purchased by Kiryu from the weapons dealer. Like most of the guns in this game, the Makarov's details are weirdly proportioned. The gun seems to have an extended barrel (a feature on Canadian imported Makarovs), plus a ring hammer and an oddly straighter grip. A rainbow-coloured version of this gun called "Mr Random" is available from a weapons dealer, where each bullet fired has a random effect.
SIG P226/H&K USP
The Modified Air Gun returns from 0 as well, lifting the model of the P226/USP hybrid originally from Yakuza 3 along for the ride. For some strange reason, the model in the game files is called a CZ-75, suggesting it may have originally been based on the CZ P-07 model, which was close to being introduced when Yakuza 3 was being developed.
The SIG Pro can be seen used by Shintaro Kazama in a couple of flashback sequences. The first is when he dual-wields them to rescue Kazuma Kiryu by shooting the Snake Flower Triad men who were torturing him. The second is when he shoots the would-be assassin of Yumi and baby Haruka. Interestingly, although the pistol is named as a SIG Pro in the game files, both these flashbacks take place in the mid 1990s, before the SIG Pro actually went into production. Also, Kazama's SIG Pros feature a number of custom touches, including a vented front slide and wooden hand grips. A version of this gun that has been modified to fire tranquillizer darts can be purchased from a weapons dealer as the imaginatively-named "Drow-Z".
Antagonist Kyohei Jingu uses a Walther PPK as his primary sidearm, where he both grazes Kiryu and murders his love of his life Yumi in the final chapter. The gun is also used by Nishikiyama in said chapter, and suppressed versions are commonly used by his subordinates, the MIA Sergeants. For some reason, the de-cocking lever that was removed from the SIG-Sauer P230 models in previous Yakuza games appears to have been placed on this one as a slide release. Equally weirdly, when Nishiki pulls the trigger, it appears to move backwards linearly.
Nambu Model 60
The Nambu Model 60 is modelled in police officers' holsters in the game. This includes so-called "Officer Majima," who frisks Kiryu for illegal weapons as part of the "Majima Everywhere" side-quest. The irony of Majima himself (who is not an actual police officer but a yakuza) openly carrying a handgun as part of his fake police uniform while he does this seems to be lost on him. Although only the butt of the weapon can be seen, it is nonetheless identifiable by its lanyard ring and distinctively-shaped handgrip extension.
Colt 1860 Army
A Colt 1860 Army revolver can be purchased from the weapons dealer as the "Antique Gun".
Golden Smith & Wesson Model 2
A highly modified Smith & Wesson Model 2 with a gold finish appears as the "Golden Gun", which is purchasable from Bob Utsonomiya with enough Completion Points. This model is taken from one of the highest ranked pistols on Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin!.
Smith & Wesson Model 36
A revolver modelled on the Smith & Wesson Model 36, known as the "Double Action Revolver," is a purchasable weapon, as well as being a stand-in for the aforementioned Nambu when it is being held by police officers. Although the Model 36 is the gun that the Japanese developed into the Model 60 for their own police officers, it lacks the latter's tapered barrel and lanyard ring. Based on the "Double Action Revolver" from Yakuza 3, it now only comes with 6 rounds when purchased rather than 15. This is still incorrect however as the Model 36 has a 5-round cylinder. The massive 15-round capacity of the original model is still retained though for the car chase sequence. This capacity would require some kind of Bioshock-style loading mechanism to achieve in reality.
MAC-10s modified with front foregrips are used by Snake Flower Triad men in the car chase sequence.
The "Broken M1985" shotgun seems to be based on a Baikal MP-133 (given the magazine cut-off button on the receiver). A version of this shotgun that has been retextured in stainless with a black synthetic stock, as well as being modelled with a different fore end is available as the "Expulsion S-12."
A Franchi SPAS-12 shotgun can be purchased from a weapons dealer as the "MJM56-55 Exorcist" Like the Tiger Pistol, this model is lifted directly from Yakuza: Dead Souls and still comes with a SPAS-15 style box magazine. Unlike Dead Souls however, where Majima fires the shotgun in semi-automatic mode from the shoulder due to the game's recycling of the rifle animation, they decided to have the regular pump-action-shotgun animation in this game. This means that, like a number of Yakuza games before it, Kiryu is left holding the wrong part of the gun. At least this model actually has a stock unlike previous pistol-gripped pump-action shotguns in the series, meaning that Kiryu isn't just holding onto thin air.
The Golden Rifle from Yakuza 0 returns, although this time you only need to buy it from the pawn shop. Another consequence of recycling the pump-action shotgun mechanics for all the shotguns in the game is that the sound of the pump handle being racked can be heard after every shot. This gun is based on a Coach Gun model used for the hunting sidequest in Yakuza 5, where it is assumed that the guns in question had rifled barrels and fired slugs for the purposes of large game and bear hunting. This means that it can correctly be defined as a "rifle" in jurisdictions where a shotgun or rifle is defined by whether the firearm in question has a smooth or rifled barrel. However, for IMFDb purposes, this gun is classified as a shotgun because it is chambered for shotgun cartridges.
The Remington 870, modeled with a front link between the mag tube and barrel like the Remington Model 31, is used in a side mission by a Yakuza assassin disguised in drag as well as occasionally in the hands of thugs. A sawn-off version known as the "Slime Gun" appears and as the name suggests, it shoots slime.
A Snake Flower Triad member uses an AK-based assault rifle when Kiryu arrives. This is a model from Binary Domain that is made out of a mishmash of AK pattern parts, particularly AK-102 and AK-105 carbine components. The rear sight is also mounted on the receiver's dust cover, which is highly unusual for an AK-type rifle, although it is seen on some AK derivatives such as the Galil.
A rather strange looking set of rifles, with top sight and brown furniture similar to an Armalite AR-10, but clearly in a smaller calibre with an odd front grip, appear in the BEAM weapon shop. They also have some similarities with the Type R2 prototype of Howa Type 64, but this is probably a coincidence. These models originally appeared in Yakuza 3.
The M24A2 SWS model from Yakuza 4 and Dead Souls has been refashioned into its Remington 700 forbear for Kiwami, where it is seen briefly in a cutscene. The high-power scope with laser attachment was kept as it was from the previous model.
Mk 153 SMAW
On the car chase sequence, various men with missile launchers try to blow up Date's car. The model is loosely based on an Mk 153 SMAW missile launcher, with a warhead that sticks out the front of the actual launcher and a stubby overall length. This model appears to have been adapted from an unused model in Binary Domain.
Type 97 Hand Grenade
Members of the Shimano family use Type 97 hand grenades when assaulting the yacht where Kazama is hiding, and antagonist Futoshi Shimano uses one in a last ditch bid to kill Kiryu, ultimately killing Kazama instead.
As the title suggests, this is a cannon housed inside a fake marlin. It is obtainable from Bob Utsunomiya in one of his many care packages.
Destroyer of Lands
The other cannon in-game is the "Destroyer of Lands" which is purchasable from the weapon shop, the name being a direct translation of 国崩し Kunikuzushi, a historical Japanese name for Portugese siege cannons. It appears like the Cannon in Yakuza 0, that being an 16th Century siege cannon that Kiryu just carries around. It is as hilarious as it is deadly.