Ryū ga Gotoku: Ishin!

Moby ID: 96113
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Ryū ga Gotoku: Ishin! is a deviation from the canon series, much like Ryū ga Gotoku: Kenzan!, only instead of 17th century feudal Japan like Kenzan! it is set in late 19th century Japan, at the end of Edo period, both games however are set in Kyoto instead of modern day Tokyo like the main canon Ryū ga Gotoku (aka Yakuza) series. The game revolves around some key incidents during that period and known historical figures and factions such as Sakamoto Ryouma or Shinsengumi.

The open world of Kyoto and Tosa is a sandbox that offers many mini-games and activities aside from the main story objectives. During adventure mode, player can go on by his daily living and do things such as gardening, cultivating vegetables, fishing, cooking, and talking to his neighbors. One can also participate in karaoke singing, kabuki theatrical shows, chicken races or visit red district for both body pleasures or get too much fun out of foreplay mini-games and get drunk. The game also offers a connection to PS Vita via free Ryū ga Gotoku: Ishin! for PlayStation Vita application.

The battle system doesn't rely on fists, baseball bats, and anything you can find of use in the environment, but instead focuses on sword martial arts and your pistol. The training activities, arena fights and weapon making skill let you become more skilled fighter wielding more powerful weapons against your opponents. While this spin-off is not literally related to modern day Ryū ga Gotoku (aka Yakuza) series, some of the recurring characters also appear in this game in their appearance, such as leading Kazuma Kiryu, devil Majima, or inspector Date, with obvious new identities to fit the new period and story.


  • 龍が如く 維新! - Japanese spelling

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Game added September 19, 2017. Last modified March 19, 2024.