Yakuza 6 for PS4 Out Now: What You Need to Know

 
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Yakuza 6 for PS4 Out Now: What You Need to Know

Highlights

  • Yakuza 6 costs Rs. 2,999 in India ($60 in the US)
  • It is exclusive to the PS4
  • It's the first game in the series built from the ground up for the PS4

The latest entry in Sega's long-running crime drama series, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is finally out now. Exclusive to the PS4, it's dubbed as the last entry to feature series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu. Despite the name, you don't need to play every game prior to understand the story of Yakuza 6. The main menu of the game hosts a section called ‘Memories’. Here you can check out the plot of each game from the very first game all the way up to Yakuza 5. And if you’re looking for something with a bit more detail, there’s the Yakuza Experience site with a comic book series and background information on story and characters. In addition to this, there’s a flashback sequence at the beginning of the game to bring you up to speed.

Yakuza 6 download size and unlock time

If you're buying the game digitally, the Yakuza 6 download size is 36.53GB. It should have unlocked in all PSN regions by now so you don't have to wait.

Yakuza 6 price
Like most big budget releases, Yakuza 6 price is $60 in the US. In India, Yakuza 6 price is Rs. 2,999. Not too bad considering that most games cost Rs. 3,499 upwards.

 

Yakuza 6 PS4 Pro review

In our Yakuza 6 review we noted that this is the first game in the series this generation to drop support for the PS3. This results in a game that looks better than anything else in the series thanks to improved visuals with sharper and crisper environments. Speaking of graphics, on the PS4 there were minor instances of screen tearing, which are completely absent on the PS4 Pro. It’s a minor yet noticeable difference to the proceedings along with slightly fewer jagged edges on Sony’s upgraded console. This aside, Yakuza 6 on the PS4 Pro and PS4 do suffer from a similar amount of shimmering. 

Other concerns are minuscule but evident all the same. Certain classic locations in Kamurocho, such as Purgatory from past games, are nowhere to be found. However, thanks to the blistering pace of Yakuza 6’s plot, you’ll find yourself hard-pressed to notice their absence, at least until towards the very end.


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Rishi Alwani

Rishi writes about video games and tech. Legend has it he bleeds pixels.

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