SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio unveiled a sword fatality laced launch day release trailer for ‘Like a Dragon: Ishin!’ today! Almost like an unofficial homage and heir to PlayStation classic fighting game Bushido Blade.
The action packed Like a Dragon: Ishin! launch trailer asks fans to ‘Become Sakamoto Ryoma’ before going into samurai revenge fatalities, one by one.
SEGA’s samurai epic based on the Yakuza series game engine releases today (February 21, 2023) on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Windows and Steam.
About ‘Like a Dragon: Ishin!’ Game Plot:
“In this historical adventure, 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.”
Like a Dragon: Ishin! Key Features:
“Over the top action and diverse weaponry: Engage in visceral combat that combines feudal-era firearms and swords as players switch between four different combat styles: Swordsman, Gunman, Wild Dancer and Brawler.
A deep roster of varied weaponry marks the historic transition between classic sword fighting and modern armed warfare as players train and upgrade skills to unlock even more powerful abilities.
Trooper Cards: Players can collect and level up Trooper Cards – items that grant temporary power-ups or special abilities, such as new attacks or stat boosts.
Several of these cards feature cameo appearances from special guests like wrestling icon Kenny Omega, actor Rahul Kohli, and more. All special guest Trooper Cards are available worldwide on all platforms as free downloadable content.
Historical samurai epic: An optional in-game glossary supplements context to the historical basis of the people, places, and events featured within Like a Dragon: Ishin!
Old meets new: Like a Dragon: Ishin! expands upon its 2014 Japan-exclusive predecessor with localization support, all-new content, exquisitely remastered graphics and enhanced capabilities for modern platforms in Unreal Engine 4.”
Digital Deluxe Edition Differences
Players who purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game will receive:
Shinsengumi Captain’s Set
Ryoma Growth Support Kit
Sword Upgrade Materials Kit
Gun Upgrade Materials Kit
Third Division Armament Expansion Kit
The Dragon of Dojima Skin
Yakuza fans can purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition for $69.99 and the Digital Standard Edition for $59.99.
You can also purchase a physical edition right now on Amazon for $59.99 on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Xbox Series X/S & Xbox One consoles.
More Yakuza game series Interviews and news for launch day
Be sure to read:
– George Takei Interview – Revisiting Yakuza: Like A Dragon
– Like a Dragon: Ishin! Trailer – Four Combat Fighting Styles Revealed
– Like a Dragon: Ishin release date revealed at RGG Summit
– Visit the SEGA and Gaming sections on The Natural Aristocrat® for the latest breaking industry reports and exclusive interviews with the top talent in the industry!