Like A Dragon: Ishin! -Same Yakuza characters; late Edo period setting!
Like A Dragon: Ishin, the highly anticipated upcoming game from Yakuza series developers Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and publisher SEGA, has been promoted hard over the recent weeks, with a multitude of game trailers.
Originally a Japan-only spinoff for the PS3 and PS4, the updated game follows in the footsteps of the Yakuza series, with a gritty story mingled with over-the-top, wonderful action gameplay, with a heavy dose of comedy thrown in for good measure. Characters will be voiced by familiar actors from the Yakuza games.
Instead of you searching for all of the exciting trailers, we have instead compiled them all together here in one easy-to-digest place for your viewing pleasure. The range of depth that will be found within the game is featured in the trailers, from caring for pets to slicing enemies up with katanas! We will start with the excellent ‘Ambush Trailer’ that is positively dripping with tension and action, and full of faces that anyone who is familiar with the Yakuza series will instantly recognize.
Wild Dancer Overview
Another Life Overview
If you head over to the official SEGA America YouTube Channel, there are three more videos with interviews of some of the cast.
We can’t wait here to experience Kazama Kiryu, err, we mean Sakamoto Ryoma, and the characters we know and love from the Yakuza series in a fresh setting, with fresh kimonos in place of the suits, and the historical reimagining of Kamurocho.
“ISHIN: REFORMATION, RESTORATION, REVOLUTION
Centuries of peace are coming to an end. Across the nation, factions assemble in anticipation of civil war.
Imperial loyalists unite under the banner of “sonno joui”—revere the Emperor, expel the barbarians. They fight to overthrow Japan’s military dictatorship and shut its borders to foreign influence.
Meanwhile, the ruling government, the Bakufu, has assigned special police forces to maintain order—provided they can manage to coexist without drawing blades on one another.
And in the capital city of Kyo, a man who will change the course of history seeks justice… and revenge.
Accused of murdering someone he holds dear, this lowly samurai from a backwater land renounces his name and goes into hiding.
To find the true killer’s identity, Ryoma must conceal himself among the wolves of the infamous Shinsengumi.
Taking the alias Saito Hajime, it isn’t long before he winds up embroiled in the political schemes and savage violence that will reshape the country—and give rise to legends”
Like a Dragon: Ishin! is due for worldwide release on the 21st February, 2023, for the PlayStation 4/5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC