Kazuma Kiryu Takes on Feudal Japan in Like a Dragon: Ishin DLC

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The iconic yakuza boss gets a historical makeover.

It’s time to take a step back in time and experience feudal Japan like never before. Like a Dragon: Ishin!, the latest installment in the Yakuza series, transports players to the Bakumatsu era, where they take on the role of Sakamoto Ryoma, a samurai fighting to bring about change in a country on the brink of revolution. But now, thanks to a new DLC release, players can experience the game in a whole new way—by donning the iconic white suit and sunglasses of the Dragon of Dojima himself, Kazuma Kiryu.

Step into the shoe of Kiryu in the new DLC

Developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios and published on February 23, 2023 by SEGA, “Like a Dragon: Ishin!” is the newest addition to the Yakuza series that has piqued the interest of fans from across the globe. The game takes place in a reimagined version of historical Japan, where players can explore the stone-paved streets of Kyoto, Edo, and other famous locations. Along the way, you’ll encounter a cast of colorful characters, from fellow samurai to yakuza bosses to corrupt government officials.

But while Sakamoto Ryoma may be the protagonist of Like a Dragon: Ishin!, the game’s latest DLC release puts the spotlight on another fan favorite character – Kazuma Kiryu. Known as the Dragon of Dojima, Kiryu has been the face of the Yakuza series for years, all thanks to his stoic demeanor, tough-as-nails attitude, and unshakable moral code. Now, players can experience the game as Kiryu himself, thanks to the new DLC skin.

Take pride in Killing Enemies while Playing Kazuma Kiryu

This skin turns Sakamoto Ryoma into Kazuma Kiryu, complete with his signature white suit, sunglasses, and wooden sword. But the transformation is more than just cosmetic – as players make their way through the game’s world, they’ll be able to take on enemies and complete quests with all of Kiryu’s trademark style and swagger.

But it’s not just Kiryu who’s making an appearance in Like a Dragon: Ishin!, too. The game is full of other familiar faces from the Yakuza series, each taking on a new role in the game’s historical setting. For example, Shun Akiyama, a popular character from previous games, appears as Katsura Kogoro, a historical figure who played a key role in the Meiji Restoration. Goro Majima, another fan favorite character, appears as Okita Soji, a legendary swordsman who served as a captain in the Shinsengumi.

The addition of these characters, combined with the new Kiryu DLC skin, makes Like a Dragon: Ishin! a must-play for fans of the Yakuza series. Whether you’re a longtime fan of the series or a newcomer looking to experience it for the first time, there’s something here for everyone. The game’s mix of historical settings, engaging combat, and colorful characters makes it one of the most exciting games of the year.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your wooden sword, don your white suit, and get ready to take on the mean streets of Bakumatsu-era Japan as Kazuma Kiryu. With the power of the Dragon of Dojima at your side, you’ll be unstoppable. 

Whether you’re taking on yakuza thugs or corrupt officials, there’s no challenge you can’t overcome. The world of Like a Dragon: Ishin! is waiting—are you ready to dive in!?!

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