Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Delayed to April 17, Demo Launches February 27

Sega has announced a delay for Yakuza 6: The Song of Life.

The game will forgo its planned March 20th release for one on April 17th in the Americas and Europe.

Here’s a blurb from Sega regarding the delay:

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 chance 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 into the series, so stay tuned!

Finally, a demo for the game will be released on February 27th.

Brandon Orselli


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  1. randr01d
    February 2, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Still going through Yakuza Kiwami right now. The delay is welcome.

  2. witapepsi
    February 2, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Kinda upset about not getting the pre-order items a month earlier, but this’ll give me time to get to 4, Dead Souls, and 5 without being rushed.

  3. sanic
    February 2, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Eh I can deal with a 3 week delay.

  4. SevTheBear
    February 2, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    I’m in no rush either. Let them take their time to do it right with the translation of subs and bug fixes.

  5. Matz
    February 2, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    That man needs to open his mouth a lot more

  6. doog
    February 2, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    That timing is awful. Way to fuck up the launch and now it will be heavily overshadowed by God of War.

  7. CZ
    February 2, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Well to be truthful he is being backhanded so hard his jewel probably being crumpled shut.

  8. Matz
    February 3, 2018 at 12:59 am

    Yakuza 0 was a big success despite launching the same day as Resident Evil 7, Yakuza is a niche game, it wont sell a lot more if it was the only good thing to come in months

  9. RetroGamer
    February 3, 2018 at 5:23 am

    Maybe if Kiryu showed him a switch…

  10. Matz
    February 3, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Or any piece of cardboard that it’s lying around the streets

  11. CyborgNinja
    February 4, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Still not sure if I should buy Y6 at all. I generally want to support the Yakuza franchise but I’ve played the japanese version and did not like it that much.

  12. Jared Bellow
    Jared Bellow
    February 5, 2018 at 10:20 am

    I think Ni No Kuni 2’s March release would actually be more of a hindrance to Yakuza than God of War.