Sega has been announcing cameos starring all sorts of celebrities for Like a Dragon: Ishin!'s Trooper Cards, and today they finally moved beyond the borders of humanity.
The publisher announced that popular VTuber Nyatasha Nyanners will join the growing cast featured in the cards with her cute card "Essence of Conquering" which basically lets you absorb health from enemies in order to heal yourself.
As usual, we get a video about the announcement showing gameplay and commentary from Nyatasha Nyanners. Incidentally, if you don't know what Vtubers are, they're virtual YouTubers, basically, animated personas that appear in livestreams and let's play instead of their human counterparts. They've become extremely popular over the past few years following trendsetters like Kizuna Ai and more from Hololive Productions. Due to that, it's not so surprising that they're getting their own cameos in video games.
if you're unfamiliar with Trooper Cards, they can be assigned to the various styles and provide activable special skills that can be triggered at will. Recently, we also saw more cameos featuring wrestler Kenny Omega and actor Rahul Kohli, cosplayer Vampy Bit Me, musician Alex Moukala, and streamer COHH Carnage.
You can check out the announcement trailer below.
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.