Like A Dragon: Ishin combat trailer shows a mix of fighting options

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Like A Dragon: Ishin, the remake of Yakuza Ishin, has a brand new trailer, with it showing off the various fighting styles players will be able to utilise when taking on the mobs. If you are not a fan of gore or blood then do not press play, because there is a lot of it in the trailer. For the rest of you, here is all the violence.

Like A Dragon: Ishin has four different combat styles to utilise. The first of these is Swordsman and as you would expect it is about using the blade to inflict pain. As you can see in the footage there is a flow with the movement as deadly swipes take down enemies. If you prefer some range then the Gunman style will be for you. It is a time where guns are becoming more common and you can utilise one to attack enemies from range, dealing some deadly damage. The purists of you will like the Brawler style. Brawler is all about using fists and feet to teach enemies a lesson. The final style is Wild Dancer and this is a fast paced mix using both the sword and gun. Almost Devil May Cry-esque.

Set in 1860s Japan and the fictionalised version of Kyoto named Kyo, the game follows a samurai that looks an awful lot like Kazuma Kiryu at a pivotal point of Japanese history, as Western influence comes to the insulated society. However, this samurai is called Sakamoto Ryoma who has no affiliation to Kiryu. Other characters, like Goro Majima, have also been recast as different characters for Like A Dragon: Ishin.

Like A Dragon: Ishin will be coming PS5 and PS4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, and PC on February 21st, 2023.

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