released a new set of screenshots
from Yakuza 2
, illustrating this upcoming sequel developed for PS2 and due to hit the store shelves on September 9th. Yakuza 2 is a 3rd person action adventure featuring enhanced combat, larger environments and a thrilling storyline continuing a year after the first game ended. Kazuma Kiryu, the protagonist of the first game, is named Fourth Chairman of the Tojo Clan but unexpectedly retires from life in the clan the same day. However, his personally chosen successor is assassinated by a former allied gang called the Omi. This sets the stage for the sequel's storyline, which sees Kazuma travelling through Japan on what could be the last opportunity to stop an all-out war between the Tojo and Omi clans.