Free Yakuza 6 Demo Out Today, But There’s a Catch

Free Yakuza 6 Demo Out Today, But There’s a Catch

At the beginning of this month, SEGA announced that the release date of the much-anticipated Western release of Yakuza 6 had been pushed back from its original date of March 20th to April 17th, a delay of almost a month. As disappointing as this delay is, the simultaneous announcement of a free demo coming at the end of the month definitely softened the blow.

Well, today’s the day folks. The free Yakuza 6 demo is live now on the PlayStation Network Store and…

Holy shit. 36GB.

If the English demo is anything like the Japanese one, it’s at least a pretty substantial slice of gameplay, but there’s no denying that the file size seems ridiculous. It does appear that the demo can be ‘started’ after an initial 13GB download, but there’s no word yet on how much can be played at that point.

On behalf of all of us who’ll be waiting a few days for this to download, enjoy the demo and don’t forget to come back here for our review of the final game ahead of release on April 17th.

Kieron started gaming on the SEGA Master System, with Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd and Wonder Boy. The 20-odd years of his life since have not seen his love for platformers falter even slightly. A separate love affair, this time with JRPGs, developed soon after being introduced to Final Fantasy VIII (ie, the best in the series). Further romantic subplots soon blossomed with quirky Japanese games, the occasional flashy AAA action adventure, and an unhealthy number of indie gems. To say that Kieron lies at the center of a tangled, labyrinthine web of sexy video game love would be an understatement.