We’ve had in-clan fighting, bomb threats and more betrayals than you’ve likely had hot dinners, but now comes perhaps Kiryu’s most personal journey as Yakuza 6: The Song of Life arrives on Xbox and PC and available to subscribers through Xbox Game Pass.
Kiryu has once again found himself in prison following the events of Yakuza 5. Upon his release, his adopted daughter Haruka has gone missing. However, he quickly discovers Haruka has been hit by a car and now rests in a hospital. To follow the trail of breadcrumbs, Kiryu must once again return to the streets of Kamurocho, and visit the seaside town of Onomichi, a new location for the Yakuza series.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life utilises the power of the Dragon Engine – the same engine used for Yakuza Kiwami 2 and Yakuza: Like a Dragon – giving Kamurocho and Onomichi a new sense of immersion for players to fully explore. These cities feature all the side-activities fans have come to expect such as Clan Creator, karaoke, the SEGA arcades plus plenty of gorgeous looking food. There is also a lot more included in this iteration including: visiting the gym, unwinding at the cat café (which may need your helping finding the actual cats) or taking up spearfishing!
Yakuza 6 is also the only game in the entire franchise to feature full Japanese audio; every line in the game has been fully voiced. Who needs Duolingo?
The conclusion to Kiryu’s journey, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is available to download straight away on Xbox, priced at £14.99. Any Xbox Game Pass subscribers will also be pleased to know that much like the rest of the series, Yakuza 6 is also included in the service. Stand by for our review very soon but for now, let us know in the comments if you are still yet to try this fantastic series.
But that’s not all and things get better still with the arrival of the Yakuza 6: Song of Life Clan Creator Card Bundle for £3.99. It is this which brings Siz Yakuza legends into the tower defense minigame found in Yakuza 6, giving access to six of the most powerful Super Super Rare cards. You’ll find you can play hands with Clan Creator Special Leader Daigo Dojima (SSR), Clan Creator Special Leader Goro Majima (SSR), Clan Creator Special Leader Kazuma Kiryu (SSR), Makoto Date Card (SSR), Clan Creator Special Leader Shun Akiyama (SSR) and Clan Creator Special Leader Taiga Saejima (SSR). Further to that the pack adds 100,000 yen to your game, 2 x Rainbow Bunds and Staminan Royale. Not bad for four quid eh!
In Yakuza 6, Kazuma 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. Fresh out of a three-year prison sentence, an older and weathered Kiryu comes to find out that his surrogate daughter, Haruka, has gone missing from the orphanage he looks after. The trail leads him to his old stomping grounds in Kamurocho, where he discovers that she has been struck by a car and now lies in a coma. To make matters worse, Kiryu learns that Haruka now has a son that he must look after. With baby in hand, Kiryu journeys to the seaside town of Onomichi, Hiroshima to unravel the truth about Haruka, her son, and a sinister secret that the Hiroshima yakuza are harboring. From the unparalleled realism of the new setting of Onomichi, a beautiful, sleepy port town in Hiroshima Prefecture, to the latest evolution of Kamurocho, the biggest red-light district in Tokyo, Yakuza 6 is the ultimate iteration the game’s blend of gritty crime story, hyper-explosive combat, and all the vices and distractions those locales have to offer. Enter the “Dragon Engine” – Explore the world of Yakuza like never before. Yakuza 6 is the first current-gen Yakuza title that was developed from the ground up for the current-gen hardware, introducing the seedy Japanese underworld with detailed visuals, lifelike animations, a new physics engine, interactive storefronts, seamless transitions and more. Explore Kamurocho Reborn and the Scenic Views of Onomichi – The hypnotic lights, opportunistic inhabitants, and hedonistic distractions of Kamurocho look better than ever. Revamped minigames like karaoke, batting cages, darts, hostesses, and the SEGA arcade have been streamlined for maximum pleasure, and new additions like the RIZAP Gym, Cat Café, and Clan Creator are the purrfect distractions after a long night of bashing heads! But it’s also time to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life to play tourist in beautiful Onomichi. This tranquil coastal community is home to plenty of local activities like bar mingling, spearfishing (think action-packed rail shooter … with fish), and more! Let the Bodies Hit the Floor – Yakuza 6 Kiryu is a 100% certified badass, so that means he’s a battle-hardened veteran when it comes to the art of street fighting. Although he utilizes one fighting style this time around, you best believe Kiryu hits like a truck. Devastating combos and bone-breaking Heat Actions make a return, but now the Dragon of Dojima can fill up a meter to engage Extreme Heat Mode. When activated, Kiryu glows blue and unleashes heavy-damage combos with his fists or any “tool” that’s close at hand. Fully Voiced Japanese Audio – For the first time in series history, every line and piece of dialogue is fully voiced in Japanese. Let the dramatic story and absurd humor of the series unfold like an interactive foreign film experience