Some new information on what will be new in the Yakuza spin-off Like a Dragon: Ishin appeared. There will be new substories, as well as new mini-games. There will also be a camera mode, complete with the ability to edit your pictures in the game. It is unclear how Sega will implement that into the game’s setting. [Thanks, ryokutya2089!]
A mechanic of the game will be “Another Life,” in which you live in the countryside with Haruka. There will be cooking, dancing, and fishing mini-games. Ryoma can also help out at a udon shop similar to how Kiryu worked at a ramen stall in Yakuza 6. A drinking game will let you challenge NPCs to see who can drink more alcohol the fastest, and you can also participate in chicken races.
There will be two new songs to sing in Like A Dragon: Ishin when you go to the karaoke bar. The first is a Bakumatsu arrange of “Baka Mitai” and the second is “Ichizu Samurai,” which will have “sexy actresses” seducing you in live-action segments. RGG Studio previously showed off Ryoma singing “Baka Mitai” in a trailer. The trailer also displayed Ryoma’s four different fighting styles and some examples of characters (including a bear) he can summon in battle. It also showed some of the mini-games listed here, such as the chicken races.
As for substories, there will be events featuring characters that look like Shinji Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Kanda, Koji Shindo, and Miss Tatsu. These are all side characters from previous Yakuza titles. There will also be side content in which you collect books and memos that give information on the Bakumatsu era and important figures from that part of history.
Like A Dragon: Ishin will come out on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC in February 2023.