Yakuza Kiwami

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Yakuza Kiwami
Yakuza Kiwami cover.jpg
North American box art
Release Date: 2015 (JP)
2017 (WW)
Developer: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios
Publisher: SEGA (JP/NA)
Deep Silver (EU/AUS)
Series: Yakuza
Platforms: PS3 (Japan only)
Genre: JRPG, Brawler

Yakuza Kiwami (Japanese: 龍が如く KIWAMI Lit. Like A Dragon: Extreme) is a Japanese video game released in late 2015 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:



1911-Derived Pistol

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.

Para Ordnance LDA 7.45
Haruka holds the pistol while cowering in a corner in Bacchus.
Shinji introduces himself to some Shimano family toughs with his 1911.
Game wallpaper showing Shinji Tanaka with the 1911-style pistol

Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS is used by members of the MIA especially towards the final chapter, in contrast to the original game where they used Glock 26s. 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.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Kiryu and Date are threatened with the Beretta 92 in their first meeting with the MIA.
Kazuto Arase arrives on the rooftop with the rest of the Nishikiyama family, holding one of his Berettas.
Arase holds his pair of 92FS's on Kiryu during the bossfight.
A close-up of the gun from the beginning of the incorrectly-timed slow-mo sequence. Note the distinct "step" in the slide, reminiscent of the earliest versions of the Beretta 92.

Desert Eagle

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.

Desert Eagle Mk1 - .357 Magnum
Kiryu struts around Kamurocho with his hand cannon.

Makarov PM

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.

Baikal-442 - 9x17mm Browning/9x18mm Makarov/9x19mm. It is a Canadian market import model of the Makarov. It features an long barrel, not seen on the military Makarov pistol.
Nishikiyama shoots one of his henchman after he fails to follow orders.
Akira Nishikiyama continues to unload on said henchman. In the original game, the gun used in this scene was the same model of Colt 1911 that he used to slay Dojima


The Modified Air Gun returns from 0 as well, lifting the model of the P226/USP hybrid from Binary Domain 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 a CZ-75/CZ P-09 type airgun.

Factory black (K-Kote) SIG-Sauer P226 pistol - 9x19mm
Heckler & Koch P8 - 9x19mm. Note the reversed safety lever.
"Modified Model Gun" as it appears in the game menu.


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".

SIG Pro SP 2009 -9x19 mm
Kazama wields dual SIG Pro's while rescuing Kiryu in a flashback.
A close up of the SIG Pro in one of these flashbacks, showing off the custom ports and wood grips.
The SIG Pro in the in-game menu.

Walther PPK

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 weird reason, when Nishiki pulls the trigger, it appears to move backwards linearly.

Walther PPK - 9x17mm AKA 9mm Kurz (short)
Kyohei Jingu aims his Walther PPK, which oddly is modeled with a slide stop.
A MIA Sergeant clutches his Walther PPK while the Dragon of Dojima charges him.
MIA Sergeants armed with suppressed PPK's making the terrible mistake of thinking that Kiryu is down and out.


Nambu Model 60

The Nambu Model 60 appears as the "Double Action Revolver" and is the standard issue pistol for Japanese police officers and is seen at various points during the game. Kiryu uses Date's 9.65mm pistol during the Yokohama car chase, and due to reusing code from Yakuza 0's car chase, it shares the same 15-round capacity (!) as the SIG P226 used in 0. If that wasn't enough, when purchased through a weapons dealer, the gun has a 6 round capacity.

Nambu Model 60 snub nose - .38 Special.
Kiryu holding the .38 Special in front of Sohei Dojima's body. In the original Yakuza game, this was a Colt 1911.
A Japanese police officer behind Date gives a death glare while holding his Model 60, showing the 5-shot cylinder.
Kiryu holds the Model 60 after Date hands it to him just prior to the Yokohama chase.

Colt 1860 Army

A Colt 1860 Army revolver can be purchased from the weapons dealer as the "Antique Gun".

Colt 1860 Army - .44 caliber
"Antique Gun" in the game menu.

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 2 - .32 Short
The Golden Gun Model, note the similarities in the barrel and grip compared to an actual Model 2.
Having become well and truly done with Goro, Kiryu decides to give Goro a .32 caliber piece of his mind.

Submachine Guns


MAC-10s modified with front foregrips are used by Snake Flower Triad men in the car chase sequence.

Ingram MAC-10 open bolt submachine gun - 9x19mm
A container carrying Snake Flower Triad members rolls by Kiryu, two of them armed with MAC-10's.


Baikal MP-133

The "Broken M1985" shotgun seems to be based on a Baikal MP-133 (given the 3 distinctive rivet holes in 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."

Baikal MP-133 - 12-gauge
After one too many random encounters, Kiryu decides to use his Broken to make this fight go faster. The name probably is a jest of the not high quality of these shotguns. "M1985" is may be a reference to IZH-81, the direct predecessor of MP-133.
In the midst of the car chase, Kiryu has a van roll alongside complete with a Triad armed with an MP133.
Expulsion S-12 in the game menu

Franchi SPAS-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-14 style box magazine.

Franchi SPAS-12 - 2.75" 12-gauge
Kiryu holds his franken-SPAS as he forgets how pistol grips work.

Golden Rifle

The Golden Rifle from Yakuza 0 returns, although this time you only need to buy it from the pawn shop. It seems to function as some sort of pump action with an audible click between shots. 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.

Stoeger/IGA Coach imported side by side shotgun - 12 gauge
Kiryu with the golden "rifle" as he prepares to bring the gold plated pain.

Remington 870

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.

Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 gauge
The Yakuza whips out his 870.

Assault Rifles

AK-type rifle

A Snake Flower Triad member uses an AK-based assault rifle when Kiryu arrives. Like the Modified Air Gun, 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. Unlike most AK type rifles however, it features a rear sight mounted on top of the receiver cover.

AK-102 - 5.56x45mm
For comparision:CYMA CM031D AK104 airsoft
A Snake Flower Triad member unloads his AK on Kiryu when he arrives at the Jade Lotus restaurant.
He then tries to reload before Kiryu throws his comrade at him.

Unknown Rifle

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.

AR-10 transitional model - 7.62x51mm
Kiryu bids well to the mysterious man and his equally mysterious franken guns hanging on the wall.

Sniper Rifles

Remington 700

A Remington 700 rifle with high-magnification scope and laser attachment can be briefly seen in the moments before it is used to shoot Shintaro Kazama.

Remington Model 700 (1970s Production) - .308 Winchester
A mysterious would-be assassin about to shoot Shintaro Kazama with the Remington 700


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.

Mk 153 Mod 0 SMAW - 83mm.
A rendering of the missile launcher model from Yakuza Kiwami.
Model from Binary Domain, for comparison.
A group of Snake Flower Triads aim to make Kiryu's life harder with the use of the rocket launcher, seen at the right.

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.

Type 97 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade (minus pin)
After being defeated by Kiryu again, Shimano decides to pull a quite literal explosive powermove.

Marlin Cannon

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.

Having just returned home after 10 years and immediately been assaulted by Majima, Kiryu decides that overkill is perfect for this situation and uses his explosive fish.

Destroyer of Lands

The other cannon in-game is the "Destroyer of Lands" which is purchasable from the weapon shop. It appears like the Cannon in Yakuza 0, that being an 18th Century naval cannon that Kiryu just carries around. It is as hilarious as it is deadly.

Naval cannon - 18th century
Destroyer of Lands in the game menu.

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