Yakuza 4 Demo Attacks PlayStation Network This Month

By Ishaan . February 2, 2011 . 3:32pm


Yakuza 4 is headed our way in Spring, and Sega are releasing a demo ahead of its release to let people try out all four playable characters in the game — Kiryu, Akiyama, Saejima and Tanimura. If you haven’t been keeping up with news of Yakuza 4’s protagonists, you can look up the first three here, and Tanimua here.


PlayStation Plus subscribers get access to the Yakuza 4 demo first. They’ll get to play it in about two weeks on February 16th. Regular PlayStation Network users won’t be left far behind, though — the demo goes up for all to play on February 23rd.



Sega also released a Hostess Club trailer for Yakuza 4, and yes, it’s voiced by the same Yakuza narrator you’re familiar with. Yakuza 4 is slated for a March 15th release in the U.S.

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  • [The Hunter] Doomrider

    I was going to get excited about this, but then I remembered that I played the Japanese demo when it first came out. This will probably be the same in terms of content, so I’ll wait for the actual game to come out.

    Anyway, really appreciate the fact that you can play with other characters in this one. Akiyama and Tanimura are a lot of fun to control (I was getting kinda tired of Kazuma’s fighting style). Looking forward to beating the crap out of those small time punks wandering the streets again and again and again… The fighting feels incredibly good and visceral (the feeling is second only to Condemned 2)!

    I also loved the sidequests in Y3 (completed 92 or something), so those will be a lot of fun in this one, too.

  • I’ll end up buying this game because of the narrator. lol

  • rock1644

    I LOVE the boxart for this game.

    • FireCouch

      The only thing that would make it more stylish is if their faces were removed and only white was left.

  • PrinceHeir

    fucking badass game :)

    better than any Rockstar Open World game for sure :P

    people should buy more Yakuza game ^^

  • kupomogli

    In the words of Tsunayoshi Sawada. Day one, baby!!

  • Oh man, I can’t wait! My pre-order is already down, but I’ve got to say, I’m a little ashamed that I’m falling behind! I’m still only halfway through Yakuza2!!!! There’s no way I’ll be done 3 by the time I’m buying 4! Darn school, work, and other games that take my precious time away!

  • I’m sick of PSPlus. >_>


    Might get it eventually.

  • By the way, that chick in the youtube pic looks like Koda Kumi

    • Guest

      The Rio chick is a real life porn star.

  • Hopefully Sega have decided to keep 99% of the content found in the Japanese version for the western version and not butcher it like they did for Yakuza 3 (still a damn good game though lol)

  • I don’t even need a demo for this. Already getting it. Absolutely loved Yakuza 3.

    • Guest

      If only I could distribute the demos to people who has a PS3 but never heard of the Yakuza series

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