Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

The Yakuza series is an action-adventure video game developed and published by SEGA. Released in 2005, the story follows a Yakuza named Kazuma Kiryu. After spending ten years of his life in jail for a crime he did not commit, he learns that billions of Yen have been stolen from the Tojo Clan. He then crosses path with an orphan girl, Haruka, who is a target of the clan, and who might also have the key for their lost money.

In this series, Kazuma Kiryu travels to Hiroshima in search for answers. This is the PlayStation 4 sequel, Yakuza 6- The Song of Life. This action adventure game features a character that gains experience from combats and can be used to level up his capabilities. It is similar to adventure themed slot games available at Magical Vegas. As you play and collect points on the site, you get the chance to level up and enter the VIP club, where you benefit from enhanced offers and perks.

2012 Plot

On one snowy night, at Japan’s largest stage, a girl makes a confession in front of tens of thousands of fans. Stating “I’m a family member of Kazuma Kiryu.” That was the moment, Haruka Sawamura, declared her true dream. At the time of her confession, Kazuma has just barely managed to settle a conflict between five of Japan’s largest cities. In the middle of a relentless snowstorm, Kazuma and Haruka reunite.
After the conflict, for Haruka to live with the children of the orphanage, Kazuma once again decides to cleanse. He has to fulfill a three-year prison term, as compensation in order to attain happiness. But this small gesture creates a massive disbalance in the life of Haruka and her orphan friends.
Day and night Haruka was slandered, and the public outcry was more severe than expected. This caused Haruka to retire from the world of show business in an unexpected way. Attacks were so severe, that it even reached the children of Sunshine Orphanage. Haruka found herself alone and realized the naivety of her decision.

2016 Plot

On being released from prison, Kazuma was informed about the hard reality of Sunshine Orphanage and Haruka’s disappearance. Afraid that she would be a bad influence on the kids of the orphanage, she fled. Feeling guilty of not being able to support her, Kazuma returned to Okinawa and suffered his own uselessness.

Searching for Haruka, he finds that she’s met with an accident and that she’s in critical condition. Kazuma is devastated. It comes to light that Haruka has been in Hiroshima the whole time. A city where the Himei Association is in control and is not affiliated with the Tojo Clan and Omi Alliance. This is new ground for Kazuma, as this area is out of reach of the Tojo Clan. But, why was Haruka in Hiroshima? Was her accident a mistake? Why did Haruka come to this city? What happened to Haruka while Kazuma was in prison? Kazuma makes it his mission to search every nook and cranny of Hiroshima for answers.

Yakuza 6: Song Of Life was released in Japan on 8th December 2016 and will be released to the rest of the world on 20th March 2018. For now, you only have to wait to find the answers to all the questions!

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