Like a Dragon: Ishin!

From West Elmira Computers Museum
Like a Dragon: Ishin!
Developer Ryū ga Gotoku Studio
Publisher Sega
Systems PS3, PS4, PS5, Windows, Xbox One, Series X/S
Released Like a Dragon: Ishin!
PS3, PS4 JP: February 22, 2014
Like a Dragon: Ishin! (Kiwami)
PS4, PS5, Windows WW: February 21, 2023
Xbox One, Series X/S WW: February 21, 2023
Added to
PS4 JP: October 26, 2018
Xbox One NA: February 21, 2023

Like a Dragon: Ishin! (龍が如く 維新!, "Like a Dragon Restoration!"), is an entry in the Like a Dragon series that is a prequel to Yakuza. It was released for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 22, 2014.

A remake, titled Like a Dragon: Ishin! Kiwami (龍が如く 維新! 極み, "Like a Dragon Restoration! Extreme") in Asia and as Like a Dragon: Ishin! worldwide, was released in 2023. This is the first time the game has been released outside of Japan.


In the 19th century, a samurai named Ryōma Sakamoto takes on the identity of Hajime Saitō and infiltrates the special army for the ruling shōgun of Japan, the Shinsengumi, to discover who murdered his foster father, Tōyō Yoshida.

Playable games

There are gambling dens and establishments that allow you to play various minigames and gamble.

  • Cannonball skeet shooting
  • Cannonball slicing
  • Chicken racing
  • Chopping wood
  • Cee-lo
  • Cho-han
  • Cooking
  • Farming
  • Fishing (river fishing and ocean fishing)
  • Koi-koi
  • Mahjong
  • Nichibuza dancing
  • Oicho-kabu
  • Poker (Texas Hold 'em)
  • Roulette
  • Rock paper scissors
  • Sake drinking contest
  • Sensual healing static-screen shoot 'em up
  • Shogi
  • Singing button-based rhythm game
  • Udon boiling