Sega has announced that the Yakuza 6 demo will be out later today. That’s not surprising since it’s been known for awhile. What is surprising is that the demo weighs in at over 36GB. That’s bigger than a lot of full install games out there. The gist of the news is that PlayStation 4 owners who are short on space will want to clean out their hard drive to prepare.
The great news about today’s demo is that any progress made during gameplay will be saved for those who will purchase the game. Yakuza 6 was originally planned for a March 20th release date, but that date has since been pushed back to April 17th.
You can download the demo from the PlayStation Store.
Yakuza 6 – What we know
From the PlayStation Store description:
How far will you go for family? Three years after the events of Yakuza 5, Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, returns in Yakuza 6: The Song of Life with the dream of living a quiet life. Upon his arrival, he discovers Haruka has been involved in an accident and has slipped into a coma, leaving her young son, Haruto, without care.
To protect this child, Kiryu takes Haruto to the last place Haruka was spotted, Onomichi, Hiroshima. There, a new and merciless world of Yakuza awaits the unlikely pair. Who is Haruto’s father and why are the Tojo Clan and Yomei Alliance both after him? With some unlikely friends, Kiryu will have to navigate through the criminal underworld he left behind and fight for the answers to keep the family he loves safe.
Yakuza 6 features an emotional story that examines the strength of family relationships, and highlights an improved battle systems that seamlessly transitions between battles and between explorable areas.