Sega announces Yakuza historical drama Like A Dragon: Ishin!

Jerry on 2022-09-14
Sega and Ryū ga Gotoku Studio have announced Like A Dragon: Ishin!, an upcoming historical drama spinoff of the Yakuza series for Windows through Steam, along with PS4 and PlayStation 5, and Xbox One and Series X|S consoles.

The period piece is a remastered port of Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin!, RGG Studio's second Japan-only foray into exploring the distant past. Ishin! transposes the likeness of series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu onto the historical figure of Sakamoto Ryoma.

Ishin! is set in Kyo (a fictionalized representation of Kyoto) during the Bakumatsu Period of the mid-19th century. Sakamoto has been framed for the murder of his mentor, and takes on a false identity to evade capture, joining the military government's special police force with the intention of hunting down the killer.

The Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin! two-volume digital soundtrack album is streaming on Spotify and Amazon Music Unlimited. Music for the game is by Hidenori Shoji, Chihiro Aoki, Saori Yoshida, Keitaro Hanada and Hyd Lunch. Like A Dragon: Ishin! launches globally in February, redesigned utilizing Unreal Engine 4.

From the product page:
In 1860s Kyo, a solemn samurai’s fight for justice stands to change the course of Japan’s history forever. Draw your blade and join the revolution in this heated historical adventure.
PlayStation Blog - Revealing Like a Dragon: Ishin, out February 2023