Sega announced a real-world tie in with the latest Like a Dragon/Yakuza game. California’s Shin-Sen-Gumi restaurants will feature art and a special meal based on Like a Dragon: Ishin. (This is a nod to the fact that main character Ryoma Sakamoto joins the Shinsengumi in-game.) For two weeks, people will be able to take photos or get food inspired by the game. It will all begin on February 21, 2023. That’s also the official launch date for the game.
Shin-Sen-Gumi is a ramen and udon restaurant, which is exactly the sort of Like a Dragon: Ishin themed meal people will get. It will be a Samurai Meal Set with Hakata ramen, green tea, and either karaage chicken or takoyaki. There will also be one random coaster inspired by the game included with the order. A price for it wasn’t mentioned. However, to take part, people will need to visit the locations in Fountain Valley, Gardena, Irvine, Little Tokyo, Rosemead, or Sawtelle. There will also be character standees present for photo opportunities, as well as other art from the game.
As for in-game, Like a Dragon: Ishin follows in the series’ footsteps and also includes food. People can heal Ryoma by heading to a restaurant to eat. There will also be a cooking minigame, in which Ryoma can take produce grown at his home’s farm and make different sorts of dishes.
Like a Dragon: Ishin will come to the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on February 21, 2023, the same day the Shin-Sen-Gumi restaurant collaboration kicks off in California.