Sega Releases Live-Action Yakuza Shorts That Recall Kiryu's Legacy

Just a few days ahead of Yakuza 6: Song of Life’s release, Sega has released some video shorts of side characters from the Yakuza series recalling the effect Kiryu has had on their lives through the game’s substories.

The three chapter videos cover the Prodigal Son story from Yakuza 0, where a homeless man believes Kiryu to be his long-lost son; the Bouncer from Yakuza Kiwami, where Kiryu rescues a cabaret owner from the middle of a turf war; and Another Haruka from Yakuza 5, when Kiryu rescues a young girl and a stray dog with the help of her step-father.

You can find the three videos below, which are surprisingly well done for little commercials for Yakuza 6.

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Yakuza 6, the last game in the series to star series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu, releases on PlayStation 4 on April 17. You can find our review of the game here.


Our Take
I got a little wistful at some of that remembering Yakuza’s genuinely great sidestories. As sad as I am to say goodbye to Kiryu, I am pretty excited to get my hands on the game.

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