Yakuza Kiwami 2

Yakuza Kiwami 2

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 Licensed Music Restoration Patch
By 76561197995272187 and 1 collaborators
This guide will instruct you on how to restore the licensed music that was replaced in all versions of Yakuza 2 remake, known as Yakuza Kiwami 2.
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Description

Welcome, Kyoudai.

The purpose of this guide is to tell you how to restore the licensed music from the PS2 version of Yakuza 2 that was unfortunately replaced in all versions of the game's remake - Kiwami 2, due to unknown reasons.
Restorations pertain to a cutscene in Chapter 12 and the game's ending as well as the credits.
Those of you that might be familiar with my music restoration patches for the PS3 and PS4 Yakuza titles should be right at home with this guide, as the steps to follow will be just as simple if not simpler thanks to not needing a hacked PS3 or PS4 console to use this.
Unlike my previous guides, no video preview this time around due to severe spoilers involved in the scenes with restored music.
Installation

Now here come the steps on how to install the patch.

First of all, you will need to download the package from the link below which contains the patch and all its necessary files:
Mirror 1: [Nexus Mirror Pending]
Mirror 2: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1X4FWK3OS1k-ZUevDzi3tnhpbEiwRW8P2/
Mirror 3: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hXMdvWVbPE1zN0f-DOyZu349uKWeAV6v/
Mirror 4: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HNcBhwjDq7rnWPr-RtckQ9sGA7t7xwHP/
Mirror 5: [ModDB Mirror Pending]

After that, extract the contents of the archive with the patch to a folder of your own choice, it's compressed in 7z format which can be unpacked using 7zip or WinRAR, though I do recommend 7zip for best compatibility to avoid any potential issues.

Next you'll need to open the folder with the game itself, naturally make sure it's installed beforehand.
You can do so by Right Clicking it in your Steam Library and then selecting Properties -> go into the Local Files tab -> and finally press the Browse Local Files button which will open the folder with the game.

Now all you will need to do is select all the files from the licensed music restoration patch you unpacked earlier and copy them to the folder with the game, overwriting the files when asked if you want to do so - this is crucial.

The only thing left for you at this point is to simply start the game and enjoy it with the licensed music in all its restored glory.
You can expect similar guides for future Yakuza games once they make their way to PC in the future.

Conclusion

I would also like to direct your attention to the upcoming Yakuza Kenzan fantranslation project being worked on by my friend, Slow, you can find more information about it as well as my patches for the PS3 and PS4 Yakuza titles over on his website which can you find under the link below:
http://yakuzapatch.tumblr.com/

And to those of you with a PS4, please support the English release of Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise for PS4 so that we may get more of the Yakuza spinoffs in the future as unfortunately the Black Panther games, Kenzan and Ishin remain Japan-exclusive to this day.
SEGA is really going all out on the game by giving us uncensored gore (Japanese and Asian versions are censored) and full dual audio, meaning both Japanese and English dub.
The game is completely self contained and doesn't require knowing the FotNS anime or manga so it's a perfect entry point for newcommers, while at the same time having a lot of fanservice for long term fans.
You can find the Japanese and English trailers for the game below:


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79 Comments
Treska Jul 23 @ 1:19pm 
ooh baybah
76561197995272187  [author] May 7 @ 11:40am 
You could just use the quota bypass method described in the guide or alternatively download from Nexus or Moddb.
vikezor May 5 @ 8:03am 
download quota exceeded on all the gdrive links?
-=DVF=-De-Guvnor Feb 11 @ 3:13pm 
Nice one !
76561197995272187  [author] Jan 31 @ 1:07pm 
We're currently working on adding Nexus mirrors.
DefiledCorpse Jan 31 @ 12:52pm 
only the last mirror is working. keep an eye on it. it might get taken down soon
76561197995272187  [author] Dec 26, 2020 @ 5:07pm 
No, we'd never distribute anything harmful to users, but be warned that only links posted by us in our guides are safe. So if you see this uploaded elsewhere, it wasn't by us and therefore wouldn't be safe. Only safe links are the ones you see in our guides.
Golden Freakmann Dec 26, 2020 @ 5:05pm 
This patch doesn't contain any virus right? I know I've used the patch for 0 and kiwami 1 that's made by you guys and nothing happened but I recently got really sensitive with viruses and couldn't help but to ask.
freshly squeezed Dec 17, 2020 @ 5:20pm 
saving this for my legend playthrough (one day), thanks
76561197995272187  [author] Dec 5, 2020 @ 1:31am 
It's a pun on Y7 UI being extremely similar to P5 one, which is another property SEGA happens to own.