Sega has pulled the Yakuza 6 demo from the PlayStation Store, after it was discovered that the gate that was intended to prevent players from continuing the game beyond the demo was not functioning. Those who downloaded the demo had access to the full game. It is unclear whether Sega will be making the demo available again once things are repaired, nor have they stated how they will handle customers that have already downloaded the demo.
Here’s a bit of Tuesday fun for you: Sega announced the immediate release of the Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Prologue Demo, available for download from the PlayStation Store here.
All the progress you make in the demo will carry over to the final release, including story progress, sub-story progress, all EXP and stat gains, and your full inventory.
The Yakuza games are known for their deep, involving storylines and their plentiful (and sometimes goofy) mini-games. The games have long enjoyed cult-hit status, and after the series’ recent surge in popularity, I am expecting Yakuza 6 to be really special. Plot details are still a bit sketchy, simply hinting at a mystery that impacts those that main character Kiryu holds dear and detailing a few locations. Sega does report that “powered by the brand-new Dragon Engine, the game is the ultimate iteration of Yakuza's blend of gritty crime story, hyper-explosive combat, and all the vices and distractions those locales have to offer.” Sounds like a winner to me!
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life officially launces on April 17th, and is now available for pre-order.