Yakuza Zero Demo for PS4 and PS3 Now Available for Free on Japanese PSN

on February 23, 2015 10:05 PM

You have possibly read my Yakuza Zero hands-on preview, but now you can check out the game for yourself thanks to a brand new demo available on the Japanese PSN. It was previously distributed only to Japanese PlayStation Plus subscribers, but now it’s downloadable for everyone.

The demo is available on the Japanese web store for PS4 here and for PS3 here (make sure you’re logged off your western account, or the link won’t work). To download it, you’ll need a Japanese PSN account (you can follow this guide to create one), but then it’ll work with any account after installation.

If you prefer finding the demo directly on your PS4, go to ゲーム, then to 体験版, select the DualShock silouhette and you’ll find the the download right at the top of the next screen.

The demo weighs a whopping 5.17 gigabytes on PS4, and 4.4 on PS3, and will let you have fun around the streets of Kamurocho (the fictional version of Tokyo’s Kabukicho district) with the younger version of the series’ protagonist Kazuma Kiryu.

While the game is in Japanese, if you’re familiar with the franchise, you really should have no problem enjoying it. And if you’re not familiar with the franchise, what’s wrong with you?

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.