At the end of last month, the demo for Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
made a brief appearance on the PlayStation Store. We say "brief", because publisher SEGA pulled the demo from the Store mere hours after it was released. Why? Because somebody had accidentally released the entire version of the game onto the Store instead of the gated demo that was supposed to be there. Now, nearly three weeks after the issue, the Prologue Demo for the game has returned to the Store and is now downloadable.
The demo still clocks in at a massive 36 GB. This is because you're still going to be downloading the entire game, only this time the majority of the content is locked away until the game is released next month. This allows players to keep any progress they've made in their save, with the exception of trophies that will need to be re-earned upon the game's full release.
The title tells the story of Kazuma Kiryu. Released from prison after three years, he discovers his surrogate daughter Haruka is missing. He travels to Kamurocho to find out what happened to her. As well as the story, players will get to try out some karaoke, solve a problem at the cat café after all of the cats also go missing, and have a workout in the RIZAP gym. All of the activities players perform will award experience to Kiryu that will unlock heat actions and build up his stats.
The demo is available now and can be downloaded in SIEA regions
and SIEE regions
. You have until April 17th to get a head start on the game, for this is when the full title will be released.