The Yakuza games expect you to work hard, but they also expect you to take frequent breaks and enjoy everything the glittering streets of urban Japan has to offer. Oh, people are dying? Old alliances are tearing apart at the seams? Irrelevant. Time to play Outrun.
The latest trailer for Yakuza 6: The Song of Life underscores how serious Sega is about fun. In a minute, we glimpse the pastimes available for Kiryu. You can play darts, play classic Sega arcade games, form a baseball team (shout-out to the fellow freakshow batting left at :40), work out, and much more. You can even go spear-fishing alongside Great White Sharks if karaoke doesn't thrill you like it used to.
You can also open and manage a cat café. This is undoubtedly where I'm going to sink all my Yakuza 6 play hours. Sucks to be Haruka, I guess.
Oh, and you can play a mini-game that lets you soothe Haruka's baby, Haruto, by moving the controller around. I foresee tens of thousands of ways in which this minigame can go horribly wrong.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life comes to PlayStation 4 on March 20.