Sega Reveals Yakuza 6 Launch Edition

by Keenan McCall on Nov 16, 2017 at 02:09 PM

Sega has revealed the perks that'll come with the day one edition of Yakuza 6, along with some details on the game's localization and the game's fan art competition.

In a new post made to the PlayStation Blog, Sega localization producer Scott Strichart reveals what will come with the launch edition of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. Available in hard cover art book package, the game's cover features Haruka and Haruto in the foreground, while Kiryu is visible in the background with his dragon tattoo exposed.

"As Kiryu’s journey comes full circle, we wanted a throwback to the original Yakuza cover here, but with the additions of Haruka and Haruto, who are now the driving forces in Kiryu’s life," Strichart says.

In addition, the art book will feature the works of winners from the game's community art contest.

"We asked, 'How far will you go for family' and have seen some incredible submissions we can’t wait to show," Strichart says. "We will begin contacting winners soon and will reveal the winning pieces through launch."

Originally released December 8, 2016 in Japan and touted as the end of Kiryu's saga, Yakuza 6 follows Kiryu as he tries to discover the truth behind a Kamurocho hit and run targeting his surrogate daughter Haruka and her newborn son named Haruto. Players can unravel the mystery and witness Kiryu's swan song when the game hits North America on March 20, 2018 for PlayStation 4.


Our Take
This has to be one of the best shows of appreciation for a fan base in a long time. Not only will the launch edition come with cool extras free of charge, but it features the several pieces from the community's fan art contest. Good on Sega and their localizers, and hopefully other publishers take note of this as something to do more often.