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Yakuza 6 release date pushed back

You’ll have to wait a little bit longer to get your hands on Kiryu’s latest adventure, Yakuza 6, following the announcement of a delay.

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You’ll have to wait a little bit longer to get your hands on Kiryu’s latest adventure, Yakuza 6, following the announcement of a delay.

Yakuza 0 was an early fixture in our 2017 game of the year list. Between that, and Yakuza Kiwami, it feels like we’ve been spoiled with so much Kiryu and Majima. And that’s not all: Yakuza 6 is coming in 2018.

Well, it’s not coming quite as early as originally thought.

Yakuza 6 was originally slated for a March 20th release date, but the official Yakuza Twitter account has announced that the game will be delayed by roughly a month:

Here’s the detail of that tweet:

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life’s release is being moved back a month to April 17. This was a tough business decision we didn’t make lightly. But—with bad news, we also have some good—this gives us more time to line things up for launch, and on February 27, the demo for Yakuza 6 will be available and will allow players to bring their save into the game on release. This will be the first time everyone will have a change to play the game (a moment we have long been anticipating!) and we can’t wait to hear what you think about it. We have many new plans to reveal over the coming weeks to give you all more insight in the series, so stay tuned!

So, the release of Yakuza 6 has been pushed back to April 17th, but a playable demo has been confirmed for February 27th? That seems like a reasonable trade.

Don’t make us roll out that old Miyamoto-san quote again. We’ll do it.


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