Like a Dragon: Ishin! Gets a Playable Combat Demo Ahead of Its February 21 Release

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Included as part of a group of game announcements back in September 2022, Like a Dragon: Ishin! is set to be released on February 21 and Sega has now released a new demo (via the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, and Steam) for the upcoming game. The demo focuses on combat and is playable on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, sorry but the demo is not available for previous-gen consoles.

Like a Dragon: Ishin! is a remake of the title originally launched in 2014 for the PlayStation 3 and 4 consoles. It has been updated for modern hardware and will be available for PC, previous and next-gen consoles. Players can “Slash, shoot, strike, and dance” their way throughout the game and “Employ four unique fighting styles in exhilarating, dynamic combat!

Description (via official page)

“Centuries of peace are coming to an end. Across the nation, factions assemble in anticipation of civil war. Imperial loyalists unite under the banner of “sonno joui”—revere the Emperor, expel the barbarians. They fight to overthrow Japan’s military dictatorship and shut its borders to foreign influence. Meanwhile, the ruling government, the Bakufu, has assigned special police forces to maintain order—provided they can manage to coexist without drawing blades on one another. And in the capital city of Kyo, a man who will change the course of history seeks justice… and revenge.

Sakamoto Ryoma.

Accused of murdering someone he holds dear, this lowly samurai from a backwater land renounces his name and goes into hiding. To find the true killer’s identity, Ryoma must conceal himself among the wolves of the infamous Shinsengumi. Taking the alias Saito Hajime, it isn’t long before he winds up embroiled in the political schemes and savage violence that will reshape the country—and give rise to legends.”

PC Recommended Requirements (via Steam)

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790, 3.6 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600, 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, 6 GB or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56, 8 GB
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 60 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Audio Device
  • Additional Notes: 1080p High @ 60 FPS. Requires a CPU that supports the AVX and SSE4.2 instruction set.

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