PS4 Exclusive Yakuza 6’s New Screenshots Show Spearfishing, Shrine Visiting, Cat Cafe and More on Famitsu

on October 19, 2016 5:32 PM

Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu included a nice spread on the upcoming PS4 exclusive Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, that will be released in Japan on December 8th.

We learn that Kazuma Kiryu can visit a local bar and have fun with the other patron, drinking and chatting, playing darts and gathering the latest gossip.

After getting to know a local fisherman during a sub-story quest, it’ll be possible to ride a fishing boat and go spearfishing. It’s possible to catch a lot of fishes until the air gauge reaches zero. It’s also important to choose the right location and the right gear to catch a variety of fish.

Yakuza 6 turns even visiting the shrine into a series of minigames. By throwing coins into the offertory (which is done by flicking the touch pad like you do on the screen for Pok√©mon Go), you can increase your divine favor gauge and trigger a “prayer sloth machine” with different effects.

You can also draw omikuji (fortune telling slips) that provide a variety of effects, and give offerings to five different statues, each corresponding to a stat, to gain divine boosts.

At times Kazuma will have Haruto with him, and when he runs too much, the baby will become upset. You’ll then have to use the motion controls of the DualShock 4 in order to calm him down.

Last, but nit least, Kiryu will have a chance to become the manager of a cat cafe that has fallen into financial trouble in Kamurocho. You can find wild cats in both towns in order to restore the cafe. Yet the ultimate goal is to have a heaven full of cats, because nothing tells “I’m a tough Yakuza” like becoming a crazy cat lady.

You can check out the screenshots below, keeping in mind that they are from a magazine, so they’re not at direct feed quality. One thing is for sure, the Yakuza series has become into the simulator of everything.

 /  Executive News Editor
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