Today Sega revealed that wrestling icon Kenny Omega and actor Rahul Kohli will appear in the upcoming action game Like a Dragon: Ishin!
Both will receive their very own Trooper Cards (a mechanic that was showcased and explained in a trailer yesterday), letting unleash special attacks against your enemies in the game.
Kenny Omega is the former All Elite Wrestling world champion and current executive vice president, while you may know Rahul Kohli for his roles in popular shows like Midnight Mass, iZombie, and The Haunting of Bly Manor.
Below you can check out videos in which they talk about their cameos and reveal that they're avid gamers and fans of the series.
The press release also included a description for both cards:
Essence of the One-Winged Angel
A strapping fighter who's traveled through space, time, and reality to serve the Shinsengumi. It’s said that his elite skills can summon the stars themselves.Skill: Cuts down foes with the slashes of his angel’s wing.
Essence of Firestorm
A chivalrous man who's traveled through space, time, and reality to serve the Shinsengumi. Draws upon his experience in law enforcement to keep the peace. Skill: Incinerates enemies with fiery waves of righteous anger.
Like a Dragon: Ishin! releases on February 21, 2023 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
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.