Sega has announced Like a Dragon: Ishin! for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series, the game will release worldwide on the 21st of February 2023. Like a Dragon: Ishin! is a remake of Yakuza: Ishin! which was released on the 22nd of February 2014 in Japan for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The remake, which is built from the ground up on Unreal Engine 4 by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, will be the first time the game is released outside of Japan.
Details via Sega:
A Hero of Japanese History Brings About the Samurai’s End
Like a Dragon: Ishin! is an action-adventure historical thriller set uniquely in 1860s Kyo, a fictionalized version of Kyoto. While other games tell earlier stories in Japanese history, Like a Dragon: Ishin! lets you experience the story of how the iconic samurai era vanished. Our hero, Sakamoto Ryoma, is a true historical figure largely credited with overthrowing the shogunate and taking Japan into a radical reformation.
Like a Dragon: Ishin brings in familiar faces to tell this epic historical tale. Fans will recognize our protagonist as Kazuma Kiryu from earlier entries in the franchise. In Like a Dragon: Ishin!, Kiryu is cast as Sakamoto Ryoma and brings the rest of his crew along too. Goro Majima and other Yakuza celebrities join Ryoma as friends and foes in this fictional world that trades the flashy streets of Tokyo for the chaotic bustle of 1860s Kyo. These new character dynamics are as thrilling as they are unexpected, with a series of mind-blowing twists and turns in a story only Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio can tell.
Four Killer Combat Styles and Riveting Heat Actions
In Like a Dragon: Ishin!, you can slash through foes with a lethal blade using the Swordsman style or sharpshoot your enemies with a revolver using the Gunman style. Better yet, wield both a gun and sword and enter a fury with the Wild Dancer style. And when you’re feeling extra brutal, smash some skulls with your bare fists using the Brawler style.
But that’s not all. It wouldn’t be an Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio title without epically absurd heat actions. Summon a tiger to maul your foes, shove pickled plums down your enemies’ throats, and wield a whole cannon to blow down opponents. The heat actions in Like a Dragon: Ishin! will leave you itching to uncover new moves at every stage of the game.
On Unreal Engine 4 for the First Time
Like a Dragon: Ishin is the first title from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio to be built on Unreal Engine 4, bringing astounding graphical quality to the Like a Dragon franchise. Developing on Unreal Engine 4 has unlocked new textures and other graphical details that make Like a Dragon: Ishin!‘s gripping story one of the most cinematic tales in Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio history.