Today Sega had a couple of interesting revelations about the upcoming action game. Like a dragon: Ishin! including gameplay and a celebrity cameo.
We start with the latter, featuring the popular cosplayer Linda Le, aka Vampy Bit Me. She will appear in the game as a soldier card titled “Essence of Embrace”, which promises to “seduce opponents by piercing their hearts with her sword”.
if you’re not familiar with Trooper cards, they can be assigned to the various styles and provide special triggerable abilities that can be activated at will. Recently, we also saw more cameos with wrestler Kenny Omega and actor Rahul Kohli.
You can watch the announcement trailer below.
Sega’s Japanese arm also revealed new gameplay of the Battle Dungeon feature. That’s where the previous iteration of Trooper Cards was used in the original. Yakuza Ishin! game, while now the system has been expanded to extend them to the entire game.
It’s pretty much what it says on the tin, a dungeon where you have to fight to acquire items and bonuses with a mini-boss at the end. You can see it at the 10:55 mark in the video below.
Like a dragon: Ishin! It will be released on February 21, 2023 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. If you want to learn more, 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! which was released exclusively in the Japanese market in 2014 for PS3 and PS4. It is actually a substantial new version 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 who were chosen for the remake to bring back the likenesses 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.