Since announcing plans
to bring Yakuza 2
stateside last September, Sega has been noticeably quiet concerning the sequel, which was first released in Japan in 2006 and will be making its European debut later this year. However, while Sega may be mum, online retailers Gamestop
have given us reason to keep our imaginary ties to the Japanese mafia intact, with both listing Yakuza 2
for release this September.
As Siliconera points out
, Gamestop's listing of the game at the criminally affordable price of $29.99 gives weight to suspicions that Yakuza 2
will not be getting the original's celebrity treatment
, though if this means that the game could include the original Japanese voice overs, so much the better.