Yes, despite there being plenty of people who want to get their hands on the next upcoming entry in the popular (both in Japan and here in the West) Yakuza series, fans in the West will have to be a fair bit patient as developer/publisher Sega have confirmed that Yakuza 6, or to give it its full name Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, won’t see either a North American or European release until 2018, on PS4, at the earliest.
On the bright side, another recent entry in the series, Yakuza Kiwami– a remake of the original PS2 game — will be coming to the West in the summer of 2017. Alongside newly added features and content, on top of improved visuals and resolution, fans will be pleased to hear that the original Japanese dialogue has been re-recorded. All of which follows the release, outside of Japan, of Yakuza 0 on January 24 — itself serving as a prequel to the entire series as a whole. Check out the announcement of both games hitting Western shores below.