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Yakuza Kiwami 2

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Yakuza Kiwami 2
North American PS4 box art
Release Date: PS4: December 2017 (JP)
August 2018 (WW)
PC: May 2019 (WW)
Developer: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios
Publisher: SEGA
Series: Yakuza
Platforms: PS4, PC
Genre: Action, JRPG, Brawler

Yakuza Kiwami 2 (Japanese: 龍が如く極2 Ryū ga Gotoku KIWAMI 2 lit. "Like a Dragon Extreme 2") is a remake of the original Yakuza 2 for the PlayStation 4 and PC. As with its prequel, many of the firearms have been changed from its original counterpart, as the format change to PlayStation 3 after Yakuza 2 also prompted the developers to scrap all the first two games' 3D assets.
The following weapons appear in the video game Yakuza Kiwami 2:



1911-type Pistol

The same 1911-type pistol model returns from Yakuza Kiwami, being used by Shintaro Kazama in a flashback sequence. It is also purchasable as the "Dragon SP," a pistol that never runs out of ammo, for a cool 5 million yen or around 45,000 USD. For a gun that comes with a lifetime supply of .45 ACP ammunition in its very own bottomless magazine, that sounds like a bargain.

Para Ordnance LDA 7.45 - .45 ACP
Kazama with the 1911-type pistol in the flashback.
Having just enough money to purchase it, as well as fitting the description of a "man who embodies a noble, dragon-like spirit" down to the letter, Kiryu decides to give the "Dragon SP" a go.
In a Heat action, Kiryu unloads three .45-calibre bullets into a thug...
...then clubs him in the face with the butt for good measure. Note how the developers seem to have mistaken the lanyard ring on earlier 1911 models for some kind of magazine catch.

Makarov PM

The Makarov PM model from Yakuza Kiwami returns, albeit retextured with a stainless steel finish and is seen being used by a Jingweon Mafia member during the same flashback. Normal black versions of this pistol appear in other cutscenes, as well as in game as the "Antique Pistol" and "Modified Model Gun."

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.
Stainless Baikal IJ-70 - .380 ACP
A Jingweon Mafia member holds his stainless Makarov on Kazama.
Fake Kazuki duel wields a pair of normal Makarovs.

Nambu Model 60/Smith & Wesson Model 36

The "Double Action Revolver" model dating back to Yakuza 3 once again makes a return in Kiwami 2, albeit in an improved form: the rounds were separated from the cylinder and rigged as separate models. Although the Yakuza developers previously tried to hide the presence of unfired rounds in a supposedly-empty gun in Yakuza 0 through camera trickery, this time there was no avoiding the close-up shot of the empty cylinder from the original Yakuza 2 that had to be recreated.
The revolver model is supposed to represent a Nambu Model 60, but in reality incorporates elements from its Smith & Wesson Model 36 forebear. In particular are the lack of lanyard ring and handgrip extension flare on the butt, and the shape of the barrel, which has the Model 36's constant taper, rather than the Model 60's pronounced taper that starts towards the frame-end. It is likely that the developers based the gun model from screenshots of five-shot snub-nosed double-action revolvers being used by Japanese police officers in films and TV shows, assuming that they must be Nambus because of context. In reality, the S&W Model 36 is used as a stand-in more often than not, due to being far easier to come by as a movie prop gun.

Nambu Model 60 snub nose - .38 special
Smith & Wesson Model 36 with square butt - .38 special
A comparison shot of Yakuza 2's graphics with Kiwami 2's, showing Kaoru Sayama with the Nambu Model 60. Note how for some reason when ditching the 3D assets of the previous games, they also decided to ditch the correctly-shaped butt and lanyard ring of the Model 60 for Yakuza 3's "Double Action Revolver" model.
Jiro Kawara holds his Nambu Model 60, showing the distinctive 5-shot cylinder, which can now be displayed as empty due to the model's improvement. He then wrist-flicks the cylinder back into the frame, much to the dismay of his firearms training officer at the police academy. Have I taught you NOTHING, Kawara-kun?!

Walther PPK

In another repetition from Yakuza Kiwami, main antagonist Wataru Kurahashi's main sidearm appears to be the Walther PPK.

Walther PPK - 9x17mm AKA 9mm Kurz (short)
Another comparison screen shot, with Wataru Kurahashi and his Walther PPK.

Submachine guns

Ingram MAC-10

A submachine gun based on the MAC-10 with the front grip and (incorrectly collapsed) stock from a Brügger & Thomet MP9 appears as the "Kiwami Machine Gun" and is another model borrowed from Yakuza Kiwami. The name "Kiwami" means extreme, which is apt given the weapon's 120 round magazine capacity.

Ingram MAC-10 - 9x19 mm
Brügger & Thomet MP9 - 9x19 mm. Note the stock, which folds round to the front, but for some reason is depicted as having been retracted into the weapon body in the game model
Now Kiryu has a machine gun, ho ho ho... as Yakuza Kiwami 2 is set in December, this quote seemed fitting.

Long Guns

Remington M870

The Remington 870 shotgun makes a return from Kiwami and is imaginatively named "Shotgun." As this model is identical to that of previous Yakuza titles, it also features a front piece linking the magazine tube and barrel, like the Remington Model 31.

Remington 870 Police Std - 12 gauge
Kiryu prepares to tip the scales of this streetfight with his Remington.

Remington 700

Returning from Kiwami, this Remington Model 700 is only briefly seen in a cutscene where a yakuza uses it to shoot Kaoru Sayama. It can however be seen from the game data that this is the same model as the rifle from Kiwami, except retextured and simplified to work with the new game engine. The laser attachment on the scope has also been removed. Sayama later describes the bullet as being much smaller than that of a regular sniper rifle, as it was not intended to kill its target.

1970s Remington Model 700. Available in smaller calibres such as .222 Remington and .243 Winchester. Such calibres are intended for small-medium game hunting rather than combat.
Rendering of the Sniper Rifle model from Kiwami 2.
The sniper shoots Sayama, this is the only shot given of the rifle in-game.


Returning all the way back from Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! is its Tanegashima model, known as the "Komaki Matchlock Gun," named after the family of Kiryu's martial arts sensei Sotaro Komaki. For this game however, the model has been modified to have a full stock, a quite rare feature for Tanegashima. One of Komaki's ancestors apparently managed to adapt the gun to fire three shots without reloading, an idea that is less far-fetched than it may sound.

A rarely-seen version of the Tanegashima with a full stock
"Komaki Matchlock Gun" at Kamyama Works.
Kiryu with the Tanegashima. Note the angle of the butt: whilst strange by modern standards, this is accurate to the historical shape of full-stock Tanegashima guns.

Unknown Rifle

The strange set of rifles make a return from Yakuza Kiwami. This time the model has been reshaped to make the rear sight/carry handle straighter, making it look more like that of an AR-10/15. However, the overall shape is oddly warped, with a foregrip, front mounted laser/light assembly and a heavily curved magazine that looks eerily familiar to AK pattern guns.

AR-10 Transitional Model - 7.62x51 mm
Kiryu marvels at the mysterious man's even more mysterious rifles.

Mounted Weapons

Gatling Gun

An original US Civil War style Gatling gun is seen mounted on a wheeled carriage and used during the Osaka castle sequence. This model is taken from a somewhat similar raid sequence on Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin!, and is a replacement of the Browning M2 which appeared here on the original Yakuza 2 game.

Colt Gatling Gun with Bruce Feed Guide - .45-70
The ancient Gatling gun in the castle.


Type 97 Hand Grenade

The Type 97 hand grenade is purchasable as the "Incendiary Hand Grenade" from the Beam weapon store. This is despite the fact that the Type 97 is a fragmentation grenade.

Type 97 hand grenade
"Incendiary Grenade" highlighted in the Hidden Weapon Store. That is to say a hidden store that sells weapons, not a store that sells hidden weapons.

Flash Bang

Called "Stun Grenades," Flash Bang grenades can be purchased from the Beam weapon store and is found in the Omi Alliance headquarters during Chapter 3.

Model 7290 Flash Bang
Flash bang in game menu


General Electric M134 Minigun

A couple of hand held M134 Miniguns can be found in the secret room of the Tojo Clan HQ.

Airsoft GE134 Minigun with hand grips
Kiryu walks around the secret room, marvelling at its combination of machine guns and spears.

Rocket launcher

This weapon is purchasable from the weapons dealer and also appears in the Tojo clan's secret room. This weapon model first appeared in Yakuza 6, and is based on the Panzerfaust 3-derived Rocket launcher model from Binary Domain, but with the 60mm warhead deleted. Besides being purchasable by Kiryu, it is also the main weapon for Clan member Pocket Circuit Fighter in the Majima Construction mini-game.

Panzerfaust Mk3 - 60mm
Having decided to forsake all sensible armament, Kiryu prepares to make some human sashimi with his rocket launcher.
A Rocket Launcher sits in the secret Tojo Clan HQ room alongside some Remington 870's. Note the frontmost grip, which appears to be a backwards shoulder rest
Rendering of the Rocket Launcher model.

Kiwami flashback weapons

During the graveyard sequence at the beginning of the game, the player can choose to watch a round-up of the previous game's story. This features cutscenes showing various weapons from that game, including the Beretta 92FS and Kazama's SIG Pro pistol.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19 mm
MIA man about to shoot Date with Beretta in the Kiwami round-up
SIG Pro SP 2009 - 9x19 mm
Kazama with the SIG Pro

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