Banzai! Yakuza 6 Finally has a Western Release Date

From Japan with Love

While Japanese fans will have access to Yakuza 6 this week, Western Audiences will need to hold on till early 2018. The reveal trailer at PlayStation Experience shows footage from both Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and Yakuza Kiwami, the latter of which refers to the remake of the 2005 game for PS2.

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SEGA representative Josh Hardin explains that the Kiwami remake, which literally translates to ‘extreme’, will include completely revamped graphics that capitalise on the PS4’s 1080p/60fps capability. Furthermore, all the audio files were re-recorded by the original Japanese cast, and players will be able to experience an upgraded combat system that matches Yakuza 0, which featured satisfying heat actions and the ability to change stances on the go.

Yakuza 6 will be releasing on December 8 on the Japanese PlayStation Store, where fans can grab the game for ¥8,845 (roughly $78USD). It will be a 33.8GB download.

Although Yakuza 6 is coming out in 2018 for Western audiences, Yakuza Kiwami is expected to hit the PlayStation store by summer 2017.