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Like a Dragon: Ishin! Launches February 21st, 2023

Like a Dragon: Ishin! screenshot

SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio have announced Like a Dragon: Ishin!, a ground-up remake of the Japan-only Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin. It’s set to come out on PlayStation 5 and 4, Xbox Series X|S and One, and PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store on February 21st, 2023. Here’s the (awesome) trailer that aired during Sony’s recent State of Play presentation. Scroll further for another trailer, a synopsis, and details on the Deluxe Edition and preorder bonuses.

Courtesy of Gematsu, here’s the synopsis and info on the Deluxe Edition and preorder bonuses for Like a Dragon: Ishin!


1860s Kyo is plagued by widespread inequality, and one samurai will change the course of history in his search for justice. Take up the sword of Sakamoto Ryoma and venture to Kyoto to find your father’s killer, clear yourself of a framed murder, and restore your honor. In doing so, you will bring an end to the samurai era and forever change the future of Japan. Draw your blade, load your revolver, and join the revolution in this heated historical adventure that only the creators of Yakuza: Like a Dragon could produce.

Deluxe Edition

Dawn the clothes and weaponry of the elite to become the samurai of legend, Sakamoto Ryoma. The Deluxe Edition both adds challenge to your journey and gives you additional resources to overcome it. The Deluxe Edition includes:

• Shinsengumi Enjoyment Set
• Ryoma Growth Support Kit
• Sword Upgrade Materials Kit
• Gun Upgrade Materials Kit
• Third Division Armament Expansion Kit
• The Dragon of Dojima Skin

Pre-Order Bonus

Pre-order now for exclusive access to three of the best weapons of the era. Trailblaze the road to revolution with:

• Kijinmaru Kunishige, a dark sword with a white hilt
• Tsuyano Usukurenai, a sword soaked in blood
• Black Ship Cannon, a cannon taken from Western ships

And here’s a second trailer. Like a Dragon: Ishin! is kind of like an alternate universe take on Yakuza, where all your favorites are cast as different yet similar characters. In the remake, there’s even a bunch of familiar faces from Yakuza 0 and Yakuza: LIke a Dragon, so it’s not going to be one-to-one with the original.

There’s a lot more information on Like a Dragon: Ishin! in this PS Blog post; do check that out. Stay tuned to RPGFan for more Like a Dragon news! (It’ll take me a while to get used to saying that…)

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Gio Castillo

Gio Castillo

Gio is a writer and editor with a deep fondness for role-playing and management games. He lives in the Philippines with two cats he loves dearly.

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