Sega had some disappointing news to share earlier this year when it delayed Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, but it did make up for that by announcing that it would release a demo of the upcoming PS4 game. It’s already begun to launch in some markets around the world where it’s already February 27. If you’re eager to start playing, you might want to call your ISP and upgrade your internet speed now.
While still dwarfed by the size of full games, for a demo, Yakuza 6‘s trial is enormous–it weighs in at 36.53 GB. It’s available now on Australia’s PlayStation Store and should be available as the calendar turns to Tuesday elsewhere around the world. The PSN listing describes the demo as consisting of the game’s prologue. As a result, you can probably expect a fair number of cutscenes, which may explain the demo’s large size.
Sega previously announced that your save data from the demo version can be carried over into the full game, which is now due out on April 17 in North America and Europe. That’s almost a full month later than the previously scheduled March 20 release date. An explanation for the delay was not shared, with Sega simply stating, “This was a tough business decision we didn’t make lightly.”
Yakuza 6 has been available in Japan since December 2016. Western localizations of Yakuza games have typically taken a long time, as players of Yakuza 5–which released internationally three years after its Japanese launch–can attest. We recently got a good look at Yakuza 6 and its improved visuals, as you can see in the video above. For even more, check out our deep dive into the history of Yakuza.
Author Chris Pereira
Original Post by GameSpot