Yakuza returns with a flurry of rewarding and immersive new Substories. This Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life Substories Guide will tell you what Substories are available in each chapter, where to find them, how to complete them and the rewards you reap for your hard work. There are 51 Substories in Yakuza 6, with #52 being the completion reward for finishing them all.
As with past games in the Yakuza franchise, Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life Substories open at specific points of the game. Certain Substories are only available once you reach a specific chapter, but most can be completed in later chapters should you miss them or opt to continue with the main story instead. Unlike other Yakuza titles, we were unable to find a Trouble Finder in the game. Which usually told you where to find nearby substories. However, we have maps of both areas with the locations of each Substory and information on what chapter they become available.
The Substory list below is in the order we encountered each Substory. The story is a little shorter than past Yakuza games so I had already pushed through most of it before starting a lot of the mini-games. As such I featured them separately as I’m not totally sure when they become available.
Yakuza 6 Kamurocho Substories Map
Yakuza 6 Onomichi Substories Map
Yakuza 6 Chapter 1 Substories Guide
He will ask you a question to prove your fandom. Choose “So Much More!” as your answer. Head to Ebisu Pawn, it’s just North of Showa Street at the South end of town. Once you arrive at Ebisu Pawn you can purchase the Haruka’s Bromide for 50,000 Yen. However, there’s a cheaper way.
I went and completed Substory #5, did a few fights and ate at a few diners. When I returned, the photograph had been sold to someone else. When you exit the shop you’ll hear a man call for help. Defeat the thugs and he’ll give you the picture for free. Return to the park to give the girl the picture. Wait for some time to pass and she will appear at the park once more. Speak with her there to complete the Substory.
Return to the Salesman that gave you the app.
Yakuza 6 Chapter 4 Substories Guide
After the interview you’ll need to take down a group of thugs. You get a Fighters Binding for completing the Substory and questions correctly.
Now, when traveling through Onomichi, look for missions in the Troublr App. Eventually you will come across the same guy looking to try new moves. You need to defeat him during three Trouble Missions. Eventually, during the day, he will return to the first spot with the perfected technique. Take him down to finish the Substory.
Yakuza 6 Chapter 5 Substories Guide
Yakuza 6 Chapter 6 Substories Guide
Yakuza 6 Chapter 7 Substories Guide
Yakuza 6 Chapter 11 Substories Guide
This Substory is during Chapter 11 when you return to Kamurocho at night time. It’s a bit difficult to trigger. Go to the location I am standing above. I took a selfie using the camera in-game. I then went to nearby Club SEGA, and returned to this same spot. I got a text message from a girl taking a poor selfie. Once you have the first Selfie head to Smile Burger on Nakamichi Street to get another message. Then head to Theater Square. There are some vending machines outside of Club Sega. Next up head to the Alleyway behind Serena’s and climb the staircase to the roof.
Yakuza 6 Fishing SubstoriesThe start of these Substories are available when you first reach the new town but the latter Substories become available in Chapter 10 onwards.
Yakuza 6 Darts Substories
Yakuza 6 Baseball SubstoriesThese are available as soon as you have completed the introductory baseball game and can travel to the baseball field. If you need some help be sure to check out our Yakuza 6 Baseball Guide.
Yakuza 6 Batting Center SubstoriesOnce you are past Chapter 6 in the story and you can completed Substory #35: We Need A Ringer, you can unlock additional Substories at the Batting Center.
Yakuza 6 Bar Conversation Substories (All Conversation Choices)Once you unlock New Gaudi you can pay to enter and participate in another Yakuza 6 mini-game.
Once the conversation is finished return his wallet.
After you finish head back to New Gaudi to speak about his new phone.
Return to the Pawn Shop to finish this Substory.
Head to the Shrine to complete the Substory.
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Yakuza 6 Hostess SubstoriesThe Hostess Substories take place at The Shine club. You pick a Hostess and you have to build up your relationship with them. All of the Substories work in a very similar way. Get a Hostess to gold friendship and they will give you a business card. Then check your inbox and respond with an invitation. Repeat at Diamond level until Diamond is maxed. Then you can get a Substory from each Hostess.
You may be able to skip the social events at Gold, I never tried.
You need to reach Max Diamond level relationship with Sora and then meet her in Theater Square.
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