Yakuza 6 Delayed To April 17, Demo Available February 27

Preston DozsaFeb 2, 2018
Yakuza 6 Delayed To April 17, Demo Available February 27
Yakuza 6 - Image Courtesy of PlayStation

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, you’re going to have to wait a little bit longer.

Originally set for release on March 20, Yakuza 6 has been delayed until April 27. The news was announced via the Yakuza Game Twitter account. No reason was given for the delay, though the statement says that “This was a tough business decision we didn’t make lightly,” and that the delay “gives us more time to line things up for launch.”

In addition to the delay, Sega announced that a demo for the game would be available for download on February 27. While no details as to what the demo would contain were shared, they did say that it will “allow players to bring their save into the game on release.”

Yakuza 6 originally launched in Japan in December 2016. Sega has taken numerous strides in recent years to expand Yakuza‘s popularity in western markets, including shortening the time that it takes to localize new games in the franchise. The two most recent titles localized, Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami, received a 85% and 80% on Metacritic, respectively.

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