This is far from the official confirmation like Sega of Europe sent out, but there is a fair chance Yakuza 2 will come out in North America too. Possibly in September. Gamestop and Gamefly updated their respective databases and Yakuza 2 is in both of them.
Gamestop is selling Yakuza 2 for only $29.99. At that price I can’t imagine Sega pulling in celebrities like Eliza Dushku, Rachael Leigh Cook and Mark Hamill to do the voices. This might not be a bad thing because Yakuza 2 would be fine with the original Japanese voiceovers and English subtitles.
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