Yakuza 6 Delayed Until April 17, 2018

Frederick Owens
February 4, 2018

The company released a statement on the delay through the game's Twitter page.

Part of lining things up includes a new demo for Yakuza 6 that will be arriving later this month on February 27.

On the bright side, we will be able to play Yakuza 6 a little earlier than anticipated. The Song of Life is the seventh game in the series - the most recent installment to hit the USA was Yakuza 0, a prequel that came to PS4 in January 2017 and was received warmly by fans and newcomers. The game was scheduled to release on March 20 this year, and now the date has been pushed to next month. This 2018, SEGA promised the launch of the most awaited "Yakuza 6: The Song of Life" in North America and Europe on March 20, but the company chose to move back the release to April 17 with no detailed explanation. Yakuza 6 will be available April 17 on PS4.

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The ability to play through the demo and save your progress to carry it over into the full game is definitely something a lot of fans might appreciate. This was a tough business decision we didn't make lightly.

It's also the first game in the series to utilise the new Dragon Engine, designed specifically for the PS4, which Digital Foundry took a closer look at early past year. To soften the blow of this announcement, publisher Sega also revealed the launch date for the Yakuza 6 demo: It'll go live on PlayStation 4 on February 27th, and save data will transfer to the full game.

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