Like a Dragon: Ishin, if you don’t already know, was originally released for PlayStation 3 and PS4 in Japan (as Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin!) in 2014, stitching together the chaotic open-world Yakuza formula at the end of the period. Edo gives a historical slice of samurai action.
Ahead of the launch of the samurai spinoff Yakuza Like a Dragon: Ishin next week, Sega has released a two-part battle demo for Xbox, PlayStation, and Steam.
The action follows protagonist Sakamoto Ryōma as he returns home to Tosa, where after a conflict with a high-ranking samurai, he is sentenced to death. Fortunately for Ryōma and the game’s runtime, that particular crisis was averted and our main hero embarks on a quest through the 1860s Kyo that combines story, action, and action. and mini-games like Yakuza.
Like a Dragon: Ishin – also coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One – will release next Tuesday, February 21, priced at £49.99 / €59.99 for the standard digital version. There is also a £54.99/€69.99 Digital Deluxe Edition which, along with a selection of cosmetic and resource bonuses, provides early access to the game from tomorrow 17 February.
Sega calls Like a Dragon: Ishin a “from scratch” recreation of the original, and players can now take in two of the game’s “action-filled” segments – namely the battle at Kiyomizu Temple and Battle against three armored warriors – through beats, thanks to the publisher’s new battle demo on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.