Like a Dragon: Ishin is available to play today for those who purchased the Digital Deluxe edition, which grants four-day early access ahead of Ishin’s official February 21 launch. If the positive reviews have you itching to play Ishin, you may be happy to learn that you can save on Steam keys for both the Digital Deluxe and standard editions at Fanatical.
The standard edition is on sale for $52.79 (down from $60), and the Digital Deluxe edition is $61.59 (down from $70). Both editions come with a 5% off voucher for your next purchase and some in-game bonus content. This includes three weapons–the Kijinmaru Kunishige, the Tsuyano Usukurenai, and the Black Ship Cannon. Considering the game is listed at full price on Steam this is a solid deal. The discounts are set to expire when the standard edition launches on February 21.
In addition to early access, the Digital Deluxe edition of Ishin comes with the following in-game goodies:
- Third Division Armament Expansion Kit
- Shinsengumi Captain’s Set
- Ryoma Growth Support Kit
- Sword Upgrade Materials Kit
- Gun Upgrade Materials Kit
- The Dragon of Dojima Skin
Like a Dragon: Ishin is a remake of a 2014 spin-off in the Like a Dragon series (formerly known as Yakuza) that was exclusive to Japan.
It received an 8/10 in GameSpot’s Like a Dragon: Ishin review. “Like A Dragon: Ishin is a fascinating part of the RGG Studio catalog, creatively blending the characters and drama we know and love across the Yakuza lore with a period piece set during a turbulent time in Japanese history,” critic Michael Higham wrote. “By virtue of its brand of storytelling, Ishin forgoes some of the tropes that have glorified samurai but rides that line ever so closely. If the series is one thing, it’s consistent–because despite the shift to Edo-era Japan, there’s an unmistakable familiarity. The days of asking Sega to bring Ishin to the West are thankfully over.”
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