The Yakuza series has gradually grown in popularity here in the West, making the long wait for localised releases of each new game all the more painful for the growing number of fans. Thankfully, as promised by Sega at PSX last December, they’re trying not to keep you waiting much longer.
Yakuza 0 launched back in January, Yakuza Kiwami – a remake of the original – is out on 29th August, and now they’ve announced that Yakuza 6, the grand finale for Kazuma Kiryu’s to the venerable series, will release in Europe and the Americas on 20th March 2018.
Naturally it will feature the Kamurocho red-light district in Tokyo, but also taking him out to new locations like Onomichi, a sleepy port town in Hiroshima Prefecture. With this being the first game to solely target the PlayStation 4 and not also have a PS3 release in Japan, expect the Dragon Engine to make the series look better than ever.
As always, while the story promises to push Kazuma to the limits after a three year stint in prison, only to find himself burdened with looking after Haruka’s baby, all while delving back into the world of the yakuza. Naturally, you’ll also want to kick back with the revamped mini-games for karaoke, batting cages, darts and a bunch of Sega arcade games, as well new attractions that include a cat café, RIZAP Gym and more. Alternatively, there’s a bit of spearfishing and mingling at bars to be done out in Onomichi.
If you fancy sending him off in style, the After Hours Premium Edition includes two glasses, two ice stones and two coasters so you can raise a glass with a friend as you say your goodbyes.
Source: press release