January 30, 2023

Spin-off Yakuza Like a Dragon Ishin obtained a brand new trailer showcasing numerous the sport’s characters and confirmed a February 21, 2023 launch date.

The trailer, proven by Govt Producer Masayoshi Yokoyama throughout the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio Summit stay broadcast, offers followers their first in-depth take a look at the sport that was introduced throughout final night time’s State of Play.

Initially launched for PS3 and PS4 in 2014, the sport is ready within the mid-1800s, with gamers taking up the function of the real-life samurai Sakamoto Ryoma.

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“On this new model, we’ll take the favored characters from Yakuza 6 and seven and add them to this recreation, this can be a stellar solid,” mentioned Masayoshi Yokoyama. The unique model of the sport included characters and music from Yakuza 1-5 when it was first launched.

“We’ll take songs and different stuff from different video games and make this model stellar.”

David Hinds, Sega of America World Group Supervisor, wrote on the PlayStation Weblog accompanying the announcement final night time: “Like a Dragon: Ishin is an action-adventure historic thriller set in 1860s Kyo, a fictionalized model of Kyoto.

“Whereas different video games inform earlier tales of Japanese historical past, Ishin permits you to expertise the story of how the long-lasting period of the samurai disappeared. Our hero, Sakamoto Ryoma, is a real historic determine who is basically credited with overthrowing the shogunate and radically reforming Japan.”

Ishin is certainly one of three Yakuza video games introduced forward of the Tokyo Recreation Present, together with Like a Dragon 8 and Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Identify.

Final yr, the producer of the collection Yakuza mentioned he want to introduce Ishin and one other spin-off, Kenzan, to the west for the primary time.

Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan is a historic spin-off of the principle Yakuza collection launched in 2008 for the PS3. Set in historic Japan within the early 1600s, it follows Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi.