Yakuza 6 Demo for PS4 Now Available on European PlayStation Store [UPDATE: Not Really]

A demo of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life has been released in both North America and Europe, letting you get an early taste of the game on PS4.

on February 27, 2018 2:54 PM

Today Sega released a demo of the upcoming western localization of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life.

The demo is now available on both the European PlayStation Store, and the North American one. It weighs an enormous 36.53 GB, but this shouldn’t surprise you, as that’ pretty much exactly the size of the Japanese demo released in Japan in 2016.

It includes the beginning of the game, and there is a lot to enjoy (including a ton of cutscenes), letting you take an early look at the localization and at the more modern version of Kamurocho, designed in the new Dragon Engine.

Incidentally, the demo pretty much lets you get a headstart on the game, as your save will transfer to the release version once it’ll become available, including all the progression, items, and money you accumulate.

Of course, saying “early” is a bit weird, since we’re over a year late, but at least we’re getting the game, and that’s definitely a good thing.

Update: Sega just announced that the demo has been removed from the North American PlayStation Store, due to issues that apparently allowed users to unlock the full game. They’re currently looking into the problem, but you can still find it on the European PlayStation Store.

Update 2: Sega also removed the European version, so I guess we’ll have to wait for a new release regardless of region.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life was recently delayed to April 17th, and it will come exclusively for PS4.

If you want to see more, you can check out a recent trailer focusing on the clan creator minigame, and another showcasing the other minigames that we’ll be able to enjoy. Recently, we also learned that Sega decided to keep the rather sexy “live chat” feature in the title, without cutting it.

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