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Sega and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio shared a number of exciting announcements today relating to the Yakuza franchise ahead of Tokyo Game Show 2022. In addition to Like a Dragon: Ishin! launching globally on February 21, 2023, and action thrillers Judgment and Lost Judgment releasing on Steam today, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio announced Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, a new installment set between Yakuza 6 and Yakuza 8. It is slated to launch worldwide in 2023. The studio also revealed that Yakuza 8 will officially be called Like a Dragon 8, releasing in 2024.

Like a Dragon: Ishin! features:

  • Over the top action and diverse weaponry: Engage in visceral combat that combines feudal-era firearms and swords as players switch between four different combat styles: Swordsman, Gunman, Wild Dancer and Brawler. A deep roster of varied weaponry marks the historic transition between classic sword fighting and modern armed warfare as players train and upgrade skills to unlock even more powerful abilities.
  • Historical samurai epic: An optional in-game glossary supplements context to the historical basis of the people, places, and events featured within Like a Dragon: Ishin!
  • Old meets new: Like a Dragon: Ishin! expands upon its 2014 Japan-exclusive predecessor with localisation support, all-new content, exquisitely remastered graphics and enhanced capabilities for modern platforms in Unreal Engine 4.

Judgment and Lost Judgment are now available on Steam for $39.99 and $59.99, alongside a Judgement Collection that bundles both games in a single package for $98.77 as part of a current promotion. Both titles are Yakuza/Like a Dragon spin-offs that follow private detective Takayuki Yagami.

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