We’re only a week away from Yakuza Kiwami launching, and we’ll have our review up for that title next week. Today, we’re talking Yakuza 6, the last game in the series to feature protagonist Kiryu, which has now been confirmed to launch next year on March 20, 2018.
In Yakuza 6, Kiryu will find out exactly how much people are willing to sacrifice for family – be those ties through blood or bond – when he investigates a series of shadowy events that involve the ones he holds closest to his heart. He’ll journey to familiar grounds in Kamurocho and the new setting of Onomichi, a beautiful, sleepy port town in Hiroshima Prefecture, in order to find the answers he seeks. Powered by the brand-new Dragon Engine, the game is the ultimate iteration of Yakuza’s blend of gritty crime story, hyper-explosive combat, and all the vices and distractions those locales have to offer.
The series has followed Kiryu from the 1980’s all the way to today, so in order to celebrate growing up with Kiryu, Sega will be releasing a Platinum Edition for those who want it:
- Hardcover Art Book – The intense human drama and magnetic world of Yakuza 6 will be on display in this stunning art book. We’ll have more details on what will fill the pages at a later date.
- 2 Bar Glasses (280ml) – Designed with Kiryu’s ferocious dragon tattoo, these bar glasses are the perfect receptacles for your beverage of choice.
- 2 Ice Stones – Cool down your drinks with a pair of heat action branded ice stones! One features the flame heat action icon, while the other has the Japanese “kiwami” heat action icon. Chilling has never been so… extreme.
- 2 Coasters – A true yakuza knows how to relax with class, so coasters are a must have when lounging after hours. Protect table surfaces with style by placing your glasses on top of official Tojo Clan branded coasters. Plus, you won’t need to play the “is this my drink?” game because of their inverted colors!
- An Outer Box – All of these essential tools will be housed within a collectable outer box.
I’m excited, more Yakuza will never be bad thing for me, I’ve loved the series since jumping in with Yakuza 3, and haven’t looked back since. I’m also sad to see Kiryu go, but the writers of these games know how to create engaging characters that can help carry the stories forward!