Sega has detailed the prologue of Yakuza 6. The PlayStation 4 sequel sees series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu travel to Hiroshima in search of answers.
Get the details below.
2012, The End of Fighting and Dreams
2012. A snowy night. On Japan’s largest stage where tens of thousands of fans are watching, one girl makes a confession.
“I’m a family member of Kazuma Kiryu. ” That was the moment one idol, one human—as Haruka Sawamura—declared her true dream.
At the same time, Kazuma Kiryu, the “Dragon of Dojima,” just barely managed to settle the large conflict involving the five great cities of Japan.
In the midst of unrelenting snowfall, Kiyru and Haruka reunite. After that, calm days were supposed to come.
People Who Won’t Be Forgiven
After the major conflict, in order for Haruka to live with the children of the Sunshine Orphanage, Kiryu once again decided to cleanse. A three-year prison term. In order to attain happiness, this was the necessary compensation. But that small vacuum in time would cause disorder in their lives.
Haruka retired from the world of show business in a shocking way. Public outcry was more severe than expected. Day and night, Haruka was slandered. The attacks reached even the Sunshine Orphanage children. Haruka was alone, and realized the naivety of her resolution.
2016, The Start of the Incident
2016. Kiryu, released from prison, was informed of the harsh reality by the Sunshine Orphanage children. Haruka’s disappearance. Haruka, afraid she would be a bad influence to the kids of the Sunshine Orphanage, suddenly disappeared. The situation couldn’t be predicted, and he was unable to be by her side. Kiryu returned to Okinawa and suffered his own uselessness.
Searching for Haruka’s whereabouts, Kiryu goes to Kamurocho in Tokyo. However, despite following the trail from an old friend’s tip, he couldn’t pickup the tracks. Kiryu is at a loss until he talks to a Detective Date on the phone. That’s when hears a hard truth: Haruka was in a traffic accident and is currently unconscious and in critical condition.
Kiryu is devastated to see Haruka in her condition, sleeping in the hospital room. It comes to light that while Haruka was in Hiroshima during the time of her disappearance. Onomichi Jingaicho, an old city in eastern Hiroshima. This is a region where a self-reliant organization called the Himei Assocation is in control, which is not associated with the two great powers known as the Tojo Clan and Omi Alliance.
Out of reach of the Tojo Clan, this is new ground for Kiryu. Why was Haruka in Hiroshima? Was her accident really just by chance? Prepared for danger, Kiryu steps into Onomichi Jingaicho. Awaiting him was a city with an atmosphere where normal urban common sense doesn’t apply and the residents seem to be hiding something.
Why did Haruka come to this city? Just what happened to Haruka while Kiryu was away? And “another shock” that becomes evident from Haruka’s accident. Carrying various mysteries, Kiryu will encroach ever further into forbidden grounds.
If you missed it, catch the teaser trailer here.
Yakuza 6 is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan on December 8.
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.