Like a Dragon: Ishin!

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Like a Dragon: Ishin!
Developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Publisher Sega
Platforms 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
PS4 NA: November 20, 2023

Like a Dragon: Ishin! (龍が如く 維新!, Ryū Ga Gotoku: Ishin!, "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, Ryū Ga Gotoku: Ishin! Kiwami, "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 shooting (skeet shooting)
  • Cannonball slicing
  • Chicken racing
  • Chopping wood
  • Cee-Lo
  • Chō-Han
  • Cooking
  • Farming
  • Fishing (river fishing and ocean fishing)
  • Koi-Koi
  • Mahjong
  • Nichibuza dancing (button-based rhythm game)
  • Oicho-Kabu
  • Poker (Omaha hold'em, Pineapple hold'em, and Texas hold'em)
  • Prize wheel (exchange tickets for prizes)
  • Rock paper scissors
  • Sake showdown (drinking contest)
  • Sensual healing (static-screen shoot 'em up)
  • Shogi
  • Singing (button-based rhythm game)
  • Udon boiling


People who pre-ordered the original Japanese version of the game received a soundtrack CD with the songs from the singing and dancing minigames, the song that ran over the end credits, and some of the orchestral music.

It was also packed into some early retail versions of the original Japanese release of the game.