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Yakuza 4 Demo Has Japan Sleeping With the Fishes March 4

February 26, 2010Written by Anthony Severino

Yakuza 3, SEGA’s beat ’em up based on the Japanese crime-syndicate still hasn’t made its Western debut yet, however, there is already talk about a demo for Yakuza 4: Heir to the Legend hitting the Japanese PS Store next week.

While North America and Europe finally are treated with Yakuza 3 in just 3 weeks, the game has already been out in Japan for a year now. During that time, SEGA was hard at work, creating a sequel to the massively successful (in Japan) brawler, Yakuza 4. Yakuza 4: Heir to the Legend releases in Japan on March 18, and to get PS3 owners in the Land of the Rising Sun excited, SEGA is putting out a demo for the game, next week on the PlayStation Store.

According to Siliconera, the 1.78GB demo lets you try out 2 different parts of the game; a battle mode, and glimpse at the beginning of the storyline. Along with that, Siliconera says there is plenty more to do:

Diversions such as karaoke, the hostess club JeweL, and an arcade equipped with UFO Catcher, Answer x Answer, and the shooter Boxcelios 2 are part of the demo. Players can also relax at a hot springs resort and play table tennis with one of the girls.

To download the game, you’ll need to have access to the Japanese PlayStation Store. Like Yakuza 3, don’t expect to see its sequel here in the West, anytime soon.