Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Gets an Official Western Release Date

Yakuza 6 employs the new Dragon Engine to present the "ultimate iteration" of the blend of violence, combat, vices and "distractions" for which the series is known.

Sega has promised this will be "the most technologically advanced Yakuza title to date", as Kiryu travels to the new seaside town setting of Onomichi where he must investigate the life of his surrogate daughter, Haruka.

SEGA has announced that Yakuza 6 will be coming to the west on March 20, 2018 for PS4 in both Europe and North America.

Yakuza Kiwami will be launching at the end of this month and bringing the original game back in remade form, but today we're learning that the next game in the series now has a western release date.

Yakuza 6 Premium Edition
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Will Release on March 20, 2018 in the West

The "After Hours Premium Edition" will be available for the suggested retail price of $89.99/CA$119.99/£79.99/€89.99/A$129.99 in their respective regions.

Sega also revealed the contents of two of the game's special editions. One features the flame heat action icon, while the other has the Japanese "kiwami" heat action icon. If indulging in libations isn't up your alley, you can pre-order or grab the limited launch edition of the game which contains a sleek hardcover art book that also doubles as the disc holder. Protect table surfaces with style by placing your glasses on top of official Tojo Clan branded coasters.

The press release also gave some more story details about the main protagonist Kiryu in what is presumably his final game in this series that started over a decade ago. It was originally released in Japan on December 8th, 2016. After treating one of its finest properties roughly for years (the exceptional Yakuza 5 didn't even make it west except as a download), Sega is finally ready to put Kiryu and his family in the spotlight.

  • Fernando Stephens