The Yakuza series isn’t just known for its crime drama as it also has a lighter side. A lot of the series’ humor comes out in its various minigames, and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is no different. It’s filled with a bunch of different minigames, and SEGA just released a new trailer showing them off. From playing baseball to Puyo Puyo, there’s plenty to do beyond punching thugs.
Check out the Yakuza 6 minigames trailer below:
Thankfully, the new characters are all very likable, and the mystery of who fathered Haruka’s child is a fun one to figure out. Heck, it even comes with some life lessons to use protection! Much like how the story is more focused than previous entries, so are the locations. While Yakuza 5 had many new locations to explore, the entire game only takes place in the already explored grounds of Kamurocho and Hiroshima. Both areas are filled with quests and interesting things to do, though, so while it’s a slight step backwards in scale, not much is lost.
While it’s slightly disappointing to see so many members of Yakuza‘s great ensemble cast take a back seat in Yakuza 6: Song of Life, it ultimately works since this is Kiryu’s story. As such, the final chapters of his story are a much more focused and grounded story than ever before. That’s not to say that things don’t occasionally get ridiculous, but it reminds me more of Yakuza 3 in both its scope and heart. Overall, it’s a story of personal growth, and one that allows Kiryu to say his goodbyes.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is set to release in North America and Europe on March 20, 2018.