Sega has released information on the Clan Creator minigame found in Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. Jacob Nahin of Sega went to PlayStation Blog to provide some insight on these RTS-like street brawls.
The minigame plays like a real-time strategy game, where characters from the Yakuza series lead armies against each other. "Imagine a top-down Kiryu vs. Majima in an open street brawl as each leads an army of fighters and you get the idea." After players create and train their armies, they can upload them and take on their friends in online matches.
While it looks like an RTS game, the action is largely AI controlled. Player input comes in the form of selecting team participants and using EXP to train up various "leader" characters. Players can activate special leader skills that have a variety of effects, such as healing their team or providing a power boost. These leaders include the likes of Kiryu, Daigo, Akiyama and Date. There will even be some cameos from Japanese Pro Wrestling available in the minigame.
Characters will come in Common, Rare, and Super Rare varieties, much like a trading card game or a mobile game.
Sega is also sharing in-game codes that can unlock special characters to use in the Clan Creator minigame. The PSBlog post seems to contain both the codes T2OMQ7FM5KBJPOUR and S66X7BAQN4ECAEE9.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will release in the west on March 20, 2018 for PlayStation 4. You can find the release date announcement and Limited Edition information here.