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Yakuza samurai spin-off Like a Dragon: Ishin heading to PS4 and PS5 next year

Has been "rebuilt from the ground up".

Sega has announced a western release for historical Yakuza spin-off Like a Dragon: Ishin, which has been "rebuilt from the ground up" and will be making its way to PS4 and PS5 next February.

Like a Dragon: Ishin originally released for PlayStation 3 and PS4 in Japan (under the name Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin!) back in 2014, transplanting the chaotic Yakuza formula to the Late Edo Period for a historical slice of samurai action.

It follows protagonist Sakamoto Ryōma as he returns to his home in Tosa where, after a run-in with a high-ranking samurai, he's sentenced to be executed.

Like a Dragon: Ishin! - Announcement Trailer.

Needless to say, that particular crisis is averted, and Ryōma finds himself on a quest through 1860s Kyo that serves up another distinctive slice of story, action, and mini-games that should be familiar to Yakuza fans, even if the setting isn't.

Sega hasn't offered much in the way of details regarding the changes coming to Like a Dragon: Ishin as part of its "ground up" rebuilding, but presumably it'll have more to share in the run up to its PS4 and PS5 release in February next year.

Following the PlayStation State of Play, it was also confirmed the game will be coming to Xbox consoles and PC too.

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