Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu included an article on Yakuza 6 showcasing quite a few new screenshots.
We get to see the Ultimate Heat Mode, that engulfs Kazuma Kiryu in blue energy, and lets him perform superhuman feats like lifting and wielding a bike.
Differently from previous games of the series, battles also extend inside stores. Convenience stores are full of items that can be used as weapons, and it’s even possible to parry an attack with chopsticks.
Kiryu’s progression is measured within five stats: strength, agility, guts, finesse and charm. They can be trained and influenced by items and equipment.
Even food influences stats, but it’s important to be careful not to overheat, as Kiryu’s stomach has a limited capacity. Food can be purchased in restaurants with varying menu, like Zanmai Sushi or Ikinari! Steak.
The content of meals also greatly affects Kiryu’s performance at the RIZAP gym, where the trainer will actually provide eating advice and comments.
At the Gym it’s possible to take part in six different training exercises, each influencing two different stats. Each exercise also come with its own separate minigame.