Sega has booted the release of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life to April 17, the company announced on Twitter. The latest instalment in the cult Japanese gangster series was originally due to ship on March 20 and hit Japan back in December 2016.

Writing in a message to fans, the development team said the delay was a 'tough business decision' but gives them 'more time to line things up for launch.' The good news is that the game will receive a demo on February 27, which also allows players to transfer their data over to the full game.

Yakuza 6 will bring the curtains down on protagonist Kazuma Kiryu's story in the long-running franchise, although he's going out with a bang. Outside of curb-stomping thugs around Kamurucho, you can wage street wars, gamble, flirt with hostesses, play golf, and punch sharks in the face. Don't ask. 

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