Like a Dragon: Ishin! Demo Released for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox

Want to try Like a Dragon: Ishin! Before it launches? A demo has been released for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. You can also get two bonus katana by subscribing to Sega's newsletter. ūüĎÄ

Published: February 16, 2023 11:29 AM /


Like a Dragon Ishin

Today Sega revealed that it has released a "combat demo" for its upcoming action game Like a Dragon: Ishin!

The demo is available today for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC, including two segments of the game to enjoy. You can explore Kiyomizu Temple, and then face off against three armored warriors.

On top of the demo news, we also learn that subscribing to the Sega Newsletter will also net you two in-game weapons, the Bonechewer Katana and the Waterdrop Katana. You need to drop your name in the hat by March 20 if you want them, and the offer appears to be available only if you play on consoles, according to the wording of the press release.

You can see the two weapons below.

Bonechewer katana

Waterdrop katana

Like a Dragon: Ishin! releases on February 21, 2023 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. If you'd like to know more about this upcoming entry in the popular Yakuza series, you can read our hands-on preview.

In case you missed the news, this is not exactly the same game titled Ryu Ga Gotoku: Ishin! that launched exclusively on the Japanese market in 2014 for PS3 and PS4. It's actually a substantial remake similar to the Yakuza Kiwami games. In fact, the Japanese version is titled "Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! Kiwami."

If you want to see more, you can enjoy video interviews with the voice actors that were cast for the remake in order to bring back the likeness of several popular characters from Yakuza 0, playing Takeda Kanryusai, Ito Kashitaro, and Takechi Hanpeita. We also saw a trailer about the title's many minigames and another about the "Another Life" feature.

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