|This game is a Spin-Off Series|
|Genre||Action-Adventure, Action-RPG, Beat'em Up, Open World|
|JP Version||龍が如く 維新!|
|Rating||CERO D (17yrs & Above)|
Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin! (龍が如く 維新!, lit. "Like a Dragon Restoration!") is a spin-off from the Yakuza series released for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 22, 2014. Additionally, a free app for the PlayStation Vita was available as a tie-in.
Set in the chaotic Bakumatsu period, Sakamoto Ryoma is distressed resulting from conflicting pressures and uncertainty about one's self and role in the society. Being embroiled in the middle of a Tosa coup d'etat and bent on finding the murderer who assassinated his mentor, Ryoma burrows himself with a hidden identity in the streets of Kyoto and joins the grim Shinsengumi.
Born in Tosa as a samurai of the lowest ranking class; a "gōshi"(郷士). In the midst of the chaotic uprise with other young men, he became distressed over his own aims and accomplishments. However, having the best sword skill in Tosa allowed for his swordsmanship training in Edo. With high expectations from Yoshida Touyou, along with Takechi Hanpeita, the plan for the reform of the Tosa government was in progress. However, on the night before it could be carried out, an incident occurred that changed Ryōma's life immensely.
A mysterious man who watches over Ryoma. (To be updated)
The Satsuma Clan (To be updated)
An "attraction attendant" at the Terada Inn(寺田屋). (To be updated)
A mysterious informant in Kyoto.
The proprietress of the Terada Inn. (To be updated)
A mysterious and beautiful lady.
The 15th Shogun of the Edo Shogunate. (To be updated)
Part of the special police force known as the Kyoto Mimawarigumi (To be updated)
The Shogunate Navy Magistrate (To be updated)
Unlike previous games like Yakuza 4, where it is possible to control 4 main characters, Ishin has only one playable character; Sakamoto Ryoma(aka Hajime Saito).
- Sakamoto Ryōma and Saitō Hajime are actual figures in historical Japan. In fact, most of the Shinsengumi featured are the actual figures of history.
- Here are some relevant articles for more historical understanding.
- An array of guest roles featuring actors/actresses, impersonator and pro-soccer players to name a few.