SEGA announced today that Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will release in early 2018 in North America. What is poised to be the final chapter in Kazuma Kiryu’s story will release March 20, 2018. The publisher is going all out for the next Yakuza release, as it’ll also get a premium After Hours version that’ll cost $89.99. This includes an art book, bar glasses, and whiskey stones. It’s definitely a cool bonus for fans.
Here’s what the “After Hours Premium Edition” will contain:
- 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.
Watch a new gameplay video below:
For more on the upcoming PS4 release, check out our hands-on E3 2017 preview:
After getting my hands on Yakuza 6, I feel as if I’ll have a harder time enjoying Yakuza Kiwami when it releases later this year. It really is so much of an upgrade that it’ll be difficult going back to the more rigid gameplay that defined the series on PlayStation 3. The Song of Life proves that SEGA still can do a lot more with Yakuza going forward, as it has gotten new life thanks to the cutting-edge engine finally taking advantage of the more advanced hardware.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is set to release March 20, 2018 for PlayStation 4.