During a livestream on Nico Nico, Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi gave more information on what we can expect from Yakuza 6, and from the demo that will release on January 28th for those who purchased Yakuza Kiwami.
First of all, we learn that all the areas of the map are seamless, and seamless is also the transition into combat. Incidentally, the demo isn’t just a part of the game as its story is different from what we’ll see in Yakuza 6. Even the outfit worn by Kazuma Kiryu isn’t the same that will be in the final game.
It’s possible to enter combat directly from an event scenes, and the minimap will remain displayed at all times. Also, all the cutscenes we’ll see in the demo are rendered in real time.
For the first time in the series, it’ll be possible to fight inside convenience store, and even to break the products on display.
Nagoshi-san also mentioned that Takeshi Kitano won’t be the only star appearing in the game, that will have an “incredible” cast.
Lastly, we learn that there will be another broadcast on February 22nd, with more info on Yakuza 6.