In the latest State of Play showcase, fans of the Yakuza series had a surprise waiting. Sega presented a remake of Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin, the Yakuza spin-off game that originally launched in 2014 only in Japan. The remake is now being titled Like a Dragon: Ishin for worldwide audiences. Unreal Engine 4, which is now being developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio.
Ishin keeps the familiar faces of the franchise but takes their gameplay and storytelling approach to the 1860s. Here, Sakamoto Ryoma, a real figure in Japanese history, becomes a historical thriller to allow players to experience the fallen of the samurai period.
Ishin consists of four combat styles, including players who travel through enemies using a blade, a revolver, a blade, and a revolver as a combo, or simply fists. Besides, heat actions deliver the iconic and over-the-top action sequences, from summoning a Tiger to shoving pickled plummeting down enemy throats.
Like a Dragon: Ishin is expected to launch globally in February 2023, with PC (Steam and Microsoft Store), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. There may be more Yakuza news on the horizon. Tomorrow, September 14, at 3 AM PT.