After Being Pulled, PS4 Yakuza 6 Demo Returns (With A Free Theme)

Give Yakuza 6 a try before its release.

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When Yakuza 6 was delayed, the sting was eased somewhat by news that we'd be getting a demo to play in the meantime. This would allow players to check out the upcoming game's prologue and then transfer their progress to the full game. It turns out that, through a glitch, players could access and play the entire game through the demo, forcing Sega to pull it from the PlayStation Store.

The demo has now been fixed and is back on the store for PS4 owners to download--grab it here. It's still a huge download--36.53 GB--and allows you to carry your save game file into the final version of Yakuza 6 once it's released. You just won't be able to play past the opening stages using this demo.

In addition to the demo, there's also a free PS4 theme for users to pick up on PSN here. This is not directly related to the demo, so if you are planning to wait for the full release to play, you can still grab the theme. It's called a "locations" theme and is a dynamic one that showcases--you guessed it--various spots you'll visit in Yakuza 6.

Yakuza 6 originally released in Japan back in December 2016 and is finally due out in the West on April 17. In our Yakuza 6 review, Edmond Tran says the game "reins in its scope, but doubles down on what has made the series great. It's a unique and fascinating representation of the modern Japanese experience, worth playing even if you're a newcomer." Next up for the series beyond this is Yakuza Kiwami 2, a PS4 remake of Yakuza 2 that releases in August.

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