Yakuza Kiwami 2 looks to be built on the same engine as Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, which will release in the US March 20, 2018.
The remake of the first Yakuza is due for release at the end of this month on August 29. We will update this story as more information is made available.
Charles Singletary posted a new article, Yakuza 2 Remake Leaked On Taiwan PSN
This would be great if true. I've only ever played it through EMU and i didnt really take the time to explore it all properly.