Yakuza 6 TGS 2016 Video Rolls Out 13 Minutes Of Gameplay
(Last Updated On: September 18, 2016)

Sega released a new gameplay video for Yakuza 6, featuring 13 minutes of gameplay from this year’s Tokyo Game Show. Things start with Kazuma Kiryu visiting a small fishing village with a baby in hand and a duffle bag.

The video demonstration was posted up over on Yakuza Fan YouTube channel. It follows Kiryu around as he walks around, buying food, bumping into people, taking a taxi to various parts of town and generally exploring the side streets and soaking in the the environments.

The entire video is talked over by the developer but we still get a decent look at the animations, some of the talking segments, and a little bit of the exploration. Much like the previous Yakuza titles the game mixes in lots of soap opera drama with beat-’em-up action. After a lengthy talking session we finally get to see the combat.

Kiryu uses a number of environmental objects to help dwindle the life of his opponent, including picking up a flower pot and bashing it over the head of his opponent, using signs, and even charging up enough to lift a small motorbike into the air and blasting it into the wall, breaking it to pieces in the process.

The combat is a slight far cry from the very serious dialogue sequences given that the fighting is really over the top. One thing they showcase that’s new to the series is escaping from a fight using small crevices. We see Kiryu barely squeeze through a crevice to escape from a group of thugs. The game also utilizes verticality, as players can climb up and climb around various buildings to get from one location to the next.

Yakuza 6 is due for release at the end of this year for the PlayStation 4 over in Japan. The West is scheduled to get both Yakuza 6 and Yakuza 0.

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    Saw bits and pieces of the TGS stream the other day. Looks great. While Yakuza seems to have good story and characters, I wish we had more brawlers/beat ’em ups along the veins of Yakuza’s combat, without having to follow the story.

    • Beat-’em-ups are such a rarity these days. Mother Russia Bleeds is okay… but the game is more about Russia’s sorry state than about giving gamers a really in-depth, mechanically rich gameplay experience. The fighting is kind of meh, and the Streets of Rage Remake has a lot more fighting depth than MRB, which was very disappointing to me.

      Hopefully we can get some more games that not only have the atmosphere of something like Mother Russia Bleeds, but also features the kind of gameplay depth of something like SORR or Vendetta… or Double Dragon: The Return.