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Like a Dragon: Ishin! releases free combat demo ahead of launch

by: Henry -
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Developer RGG Studio has dropped a free combat demo for their upcoming game Like a Dragon: Ishin! You play as Sakamoto Ryoma, a real life Japanese samurai who lived in 1800s Kyoto. Embark on a fight for justice to change the course of Japan's history in this revolutionary adventure from the creators of the renowned Yakuza series.

The demo is only 20 minutes in length but will allow players to explore areas across two segments of the game. Unfortunately, progress made in the demo will not be carried over into the full game and the demo is available to download only on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. Sorry PlayStation 4 and Xbox One folks. However, until March 20, Xbox and PlayStation players that subscribe to the official SEGA newsletter will receive two exclusive in-game weapons:  the Bonechewer Katana and the Waterdrop Katana.

Remember that those who pre-order the Digital Deluxe edition can get early access to the game on February 17, 2023 and receive the following in-game items:

  • Shinsengumi Captain’s Set
  • Ryoma Growth Support Kit
  • Sword Upgrade Materials Kit
  • Gun Upgrade Materials Kit
  • Third Division Armament Expansion Kit
  • The Dragon of Dojima Skin
  • An additional three weapons to help you trailblaze the road to revolution:
    • Kijinmaru Kunishige, a dark sword with a white hilt
    • Bloody Sheen, a sword soaked in blood
    • Black Ship Cannon, a cannon taken from Western ships

Like a Dragon: Ishin! is coming to PC via Steam, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 on February 21, 2023. Pre-orders are available now for $59.99. Stay tuned for our review of it as well!

In case you missed it, check out the Dragon of Dojima Skin DLC announcement: