Yakuza director Toshihiro Nagoshi showed off new gameplay of the latest game in a recent livestream, and it already looks awesome.
The Yakuza franchise is a big deal over in its homeland of Japan, but has failed to make a significant impact in western territories.
After several years of waiting, fans finally got to play Yakuza 5 in 2015, although the jury is still out on whether Yakuza 6 will be coming our way anytime soon.
The PS4 exclusive is still in development, and will be a direct continuation of the events that took place in Yakuza 5.
Earlier this week, series director Toshihiro Nagoshi premiered some gameplay of the new title on a livestream (via Gematsu).
Related: Yakuza 5 Review
The archived footage isn’t of the greatest quality, especially if you like your footage in silky smooth HD.
It does, however, give us a decent look at some of the updated mechanics and environments featured in Yakuza 6.
Battles will feature considerably more enemies from before, as combat arenas increase in size thanks to the increased power of the PS4.
Visuals in general have also seen a noticeable improvement. Character models and environments look sharper, vibrant and more detailed than ever before.
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Kazuma Kiryu returns as the main protagonist, who has helmed the franchise ever since the first Yakuza on PS2.
Japanese players who purchase a copy of Yakuza Kiwami, a remake of the original game, will receive a playable demo of Yakuza 6 on January 28.
We’re super jealous of Japan right now, as we’ll likely be waiting years to get our hands on Yakuza 6.
You can check out the gameplay footage below.