SEGA and RGG Studio are counting down the days for the February release of Like a Dragon: Ishin! and rewarding players with a new story trailer, focused on the game’s protagonist.
Like a Dragon: Ishin! is a Western release of a historical spin-off that released in Japan under the name Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin! in 2014. The game follows protagonist Sakamoto Ryoma in the late Edo period and the new story trailer gives players a glimpse into “treacherous road ahead” after Ryoma is framed for the murder of his mentor, a press release said.
Players who preorder the game will get early access to it on February 17, along with three weapons and a number of DLC items:
- Kijinmaru Kunishige
- Bloody Sheen
- Black Ship Cannon.
- 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
Like a Dragon: Ishin! will release on February 21, 2023, on PlayStation and Xbox consoles along with PC via Steam.
The franchise was formerly known as Yakuza, and was officially rebranded in September 2022 to Like a Dragon to be consistent to the English translation of the Japanese name Ryū ga Gotoku/龍が如, a Sega spokesperson told Kotaku at the time.