Like a Dragon: Ishin comes to PlayStation next February

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Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios revealed its next game, a port of a Japan-exclusive title called Like a Dragon: Ishin! A spin-off of the popular Yakuza series, it takes the brawler mechanics to 1867. It’s set to launch on PlayStation 5 and 4 in February 2023, nine years after it launched in Japan.

The game stars Ryoma Sakamoto, who is on a quest to solve a murder. It preserves the action mechanics from the home series but with some retro flavor. Sakamoto was a real person who lived in Japan at the time, though his in-game counterpart looks very similar to Yakuza’s own Kazuma Kiryu.

We don’t know a specific launch date, but the title implies it’s following in the line of the most recent title, Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

Originally appeared on: TheSpuzz