Sega revealed on Wednesday (14) that Like a Dragon: Ishin will be released on February 21, 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam and Microsoft Store).
A new trailer and more information about the game has also been released, which you can check out below:
1860s Kyo is troubled by inequality, and a samurai will change the course of history in his quest for justice. Grab the sword of Sakamoto Ryoma and travel to Kyoto to find your father’s killer, clear his name of murder, and restore his honor. By doing so, you will end the era of the samurai and change the future of Japan forever. Draw your knife, load your revolver and join the revolution in this historical adventure that only the creators of Yakuza: Like a Dragon could develop.
Sega and Ryo Ga Gotoku Studio announced Like a Dragon: Ishin for PS4 and PS5 at State of Play. It is a remake of the game Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin which was released on PS3 in 2014 in Japan. The new version is being developed on Unreal Engine 4 and will be released worldwide in February 2023.
The game will also be released for Xbox Series, Xbox One and PC (Steam and Microsoft Store).
Watch the announcement trailer below:
More information can be found below, via the PS blog. More details will be revealed tomorrow (14th) during a special Sega Japan stream that will take place at 7am (Brazil time).
A Japanese historical hero leads to the end of the samurai
Like a Dragon: Ishini is an adventure historical thriller set in Kyo, a fictionalized version of Kyoto in the 1860s. While other games tell old chapters of Japanese history, Ishini lets you live the history of Japan. The end of the samurai era. Our protagonist, Sakamoto Ryoma, is a real historical figure who many believe was responsible for the fall of the Shogunate and radical reform in Japan.
Like a dragon: Ishin, familiar faces will help show this epic historical moment. Fans will notice that the main character is Kazuma Kiryu from previous games in the franchise. In Isshin, Kiryu Sakamoto plays the role of Ryoma and brings the rest of the team with him. Goro Majima and other yakuza celebrities join Ryoma as friends and foes in a fictional world that replaces the glitzy streets of Tokyo with the hustle and bustle of 1860s Kyo. This new dynamic between the characters is unexpected and exciting as there will be a TV series. A jaw-dropping plot that only RGG Studio can build.
Four sensational fighting styles and impressive heat actions
In Ishin, you can slash enemies with a deadly sword or shoot them with a sniper-style revolver. You can also use both types of weapons and go into Wild Dancer style rage mode. And when you’re in the mood for something a little more brutal, you’ll be able to use the rampage style to crush a few skulls with your bare fists.
But not only that. After all, it wouldn’t be an RGG Studio title without the epic and absurd Heat Actions. Summon a tiger to crush your enemies, shove sour plums down their throats or use a cannon to blast them. Ishin’s Heat Actions will amaze you by discovering new moves at every stage of the game.
With Unreal Engine 4 for the first time
Like a Dragon: Ishin is RGG Studio’s first title to use the Unreal Engine 4 technology that brought impressive graphics quality to the Like a Dragon franchise. The development of this technology allowed us to create new textures and graphic details that make Isshin’s fascinating story one of the most cinematic RGGs ever.
And there’s more…
There is still much to discover about Like a Dragon: Ishin, and we look forward to sharing more details. We’ll also bring you updates on the wonderful mini-game content and unique features that will immerse everyone in the historical world of Kyo. The best is yet to come.