Today Sega updated the official website of the upcoming PS4 exclusive Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, releasing in Japan on December 8th.
First of all, we meet two characters. Big Rou is the head of the local Chinese mafia, while Han Jungi is a leader of the Jinguon Korean gang. You can also check out their voice actors Junpei Morita and Yuichi Nakamura in the videos at the bottom of the post.
Secondly, we get a look on the realm of adult entertainment.
Hostess clubs are back, with their charming hostesses, but now the mechanics have been changed to a card-based minigame using 83 different cards. They will influence the mood of the girls, and it’s possible to create an intimate relationship with the ladies even outside of the club.
The deck includes conversation cards, drink cards and food cards, and the best choices can raise the girl’s tension during a session. It’s important to cater to the girl’s tastes with the conversation cards used in synergy with the drink and food ones. By combining the right cards it’s possible to score “hits,” creating a good vibe with the lady. Increasing the number of hits also increases the rate at which tension grows.
If the intimacy level of a lady reaches its maximum value, the player will be rewarded by an immersive cutscene.
The “Live Char” feature was also introduced. By performing a typing minigame, the player will be able to chat sexy girls up over the internet. Success in the minigame will prompt them to become bolder, and the conversation will become sexier.
Karaoke is back, including new songs from various genres, and a collaboration with Joysound to provide a realistic ranking feature.
Darts are also included, with three modes, “01” “cricket” and “count-up.” It’ll be possible to challenge rival NPCs, and timing will be required to achieve a perfect aim.
The classic fighting game Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown will be featured in Yakuza 6, coming with a whopping 19 characters and two player mode. The puzzle game Puyo Puyo will also be included.
Another classic minigame that couldn’t be missing is the batting center, but it will be different compared to previous games of the franchise, featuring more realistic batting gameplay. The touch pad of the DualShock 4 will be used to control the strike zone.
Last, but not least, four arcade classics will also be playable: Fantasy Zone, Out Run, Super Hang-On and Space Harrier.