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Yakuza Series Spinoff Like A Dragon: Ishin! Announced For Early 2023

It’s been a long time coming, and now its here!

UPDATE: During the RGG Summit livestream, it was announced that the game will release 21 February, 2023 in the West.

For years now, fans of the Yakuza series have slowly seen many of the series’ classic titles remade or remastered for modern systems, but there has been one particular exemption that has always seemed to slip by the wayside. With every social post from series developers, Ryu Ga Gotoku, you would be hardstruck not to find a comment from a passionate fan asking “where is the Ishin remake?”

Well now those commenters can finally rest their weary fingers because today SEGA announced that Like A Dragon: Ishin! is happening and is slated for release Feburary 2023.

Like A Dragon: Ishin! is a full remake of the original game, Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin!, that was released back in 2014 on both PlayStation 3 and 4, exclusively in Japan. The game is a spinoff set in mid-1800’s during the Late Edo Period with the familiar faces of characters from the original Yakuza series, but assuming the identities of important historical figures of the times. You can still expect the same high intensity combat from the mainline games, with an engaging and deep story to match. This remake is also the first game for Ryu Ga Gotoku to be built completely in Unreal Engine 4.

See the announcement trailer here:

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Like A Dragon: Ishin! is coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, and Steam February 2023.

What about this katana wielding adventure has you most excited? Let us know in the comments or on our social media.

Written By Zachary Reardon

Zachary is a console gamer at heart, but is slowly coming over to the PC side. Rhythm games like Project Diva and Groove Coaster are his comfort food, but is happy to dive into any genre if it looks enticing enough. His favourite game of all time is Portal 2 despite his struggle with modern puzzle games. Twitter - @simply_daft PSN - SimplyDaft Twitch - Simply_Daft

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