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Sega has revealed Yakuza 6 Prologue plot details, letting us know what Kiryu and Haruka have been up to since the end of Yakuza 5!

Hit the jump to read through the information, see some screenshots, and watch the recent teaser trailer. Obviously, spoilers await for the ending of Yakuza 5!

Yakuza 6 Teaser Trailer

First, let’s wet your lips with the recent teaser trailer released at the end of July!

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Yakuza 6 Prologue Details

Now, onto Yakuza 6’s Prologue! This post wouldn’t be as coherent without the fine folks at Gematsu, who posted a translation earlier of the official Ryu Ga Gotoku 6 site’s post here.

2012, The End of Fighting and Dreams

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

Haruka’s Accident

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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.

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To Hiroshima

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.

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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.

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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.

Enough! When Can I Play It?!?

After wrapping up my playthrough of Yakuza 5 last December, I simply can’t wait to check out this game! This is supposed to be the end of the line for Kazuma Kiryu’s starring role in the series. Finding out where our pal ends up after all of his adventures has made fans more anxious than usual!

Yakuza 6 will be released on December 8th, 2016 in Japan for the PS4. No Western localization has been announced yet. If you are feeling too impatient and want the game before the end of the year, you can pre-order it on Play Asia.

You can check out our previous coverage of Yakuza 6 here.