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Kazuma Kiryu DLC skin included in Like a Dragon: Ishin! Deluxe Edition

The Dragon of Dojima steps back in time

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Sega and Ryu ga Gotoku Studio are currently gearing up for the launch of Like a Dragon: Ishin! A full remake of the 2014 spin-off title in the Yakuza/Like a Dragon series of action-RPGS — And speaking of yesteryear, the studios announced that a special DLC skin is included in Ishin‘s Deluxe Edition, which sees the return of the eponymous Like a Dragon protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu!

The “Dragon of Dojima” DLC will allow players to dress Ishin’s hero like his centuries-later descendant, complete with his iconic silver-grey suit and snakeskin shoes. It should be noted that this is just an aesthetic skin, Sakamoto will not literally become Kazuma — But if you fancied turning the attractive, period-piece world of Edo Japan into an absolutely dreadful anachronism, then you’re sorted.

In this short trailer, you can see Sakamoto looking slick as he gets his ears cleaned out.

Like a Dragon: Ishin! is a full remake of the 2014 PS3 release of the same name, and follows the adventures of Ryoma Sakamoto, who becomes embroiled in a local war of houses while investigating the murder of his sensei. Like a Dragon: Ishin! continues the hard-boiled drama, violent action, and a little of the tongue-in-cheek nature that is the trademark of the Like a Dragon series, but never saw the light of day outside of Japan, with Sega concerned that the game’s setting and characters might not localize well enough to warrant the effort .

One should remember that the series then was not the highly recognized brand that it has become today, specifically since the launch of 2015’s Yakuza 0, which was a huge hit on the PS4 platform.

Like a Dragon: Ishin! launches February 21 on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox platforms.


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