Undergoing at RGG Studio, it is certain that the Japanese developer is setting up its foundation for the next installment of the Yakuza series. In the past, the team did confirm that Kasuga Ichiban will be making his return as the protagonist for certain. Other reports mentioned that the team is considering new installments outside of Japan which is a first for the franchise.
However, we know one thing is certain: Yakuza Ishin, a Japanese exclusive title, is a heavily-requested title many western fans are desperate to play. In the past, former RGG lead Daisuke Sato mentioned a desire to remake the 2013 title. Additionally, Sato stated elsewhere that the release for Ghost of Tsushima does put the opportunity in a good light for the firm to pursue.
Now from the recent PlayStation State of Play, RGG Studio has officially unveiled Like a Dragon: Ishin. You can watch the trailer in the video below:
“Like a Dragon: Ishin is an action-adventure historical thriller set uniquely in 1860s Kyo, a fictionalized version of Kyoto. While other games tell earlier stories in Japanese history, Ishin lets you experience the story of how the iconic samurai era vanished. Our hero, Sakamoto Ryoma, is a true historical figure largely credited with overthrowing the shogunate and taking Japan into a radical reformation,” Sega Global Community Manager David Hinds gives for the plot synopsis.
“Like a Dragon: Ishin brings in familiar faces to tell this epic historical tale. Fans will recognize our protagonist as Kazuma Kiryu from earlier entries in the franchise. In Ishin, Kiryu is cast as Sakamoto Ryoma and brings the rest of his crew along too. Goro Majima and other Yakuza celebrities join Ryoma as friends and foes in this fictional world that trades the flashy streets of Tokyo for the chaotic bustle of 1860s Kyo.
These new character dynamics are as thrilling as they are unexpected, with a series of mind-blowing twists and turns in a story only RGG studio can tell. […] In Ishin, you can slash through foes with a lethal blade using the Swordsman style or sharpshoot your enemies with a revolver using the Gunman style. Better yet, wield both a gun and sword and enter a fury with the Wild Dancer style. And when you’re feeling extra brutal, smash some skulls with your bare fists using the Brawler style.”
What are you most excited for Ishin officially being announced?
Like a Dragon: Ishin comes on February 21, 2023 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
Source: PlayStation Blog