We got the chance to collaborate with Did You Know Gaming’s Region Locked on a video about yakuza Ishin and the reasons why it may have never made it west.
With the recent announcements covering Yakuza’s western releases, we decided to talk about a Yakuza title that we’re highly unlikely to ever see in the west. Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin follows Sakamoto Ryoma during the Bakumatsu period of Japan, and has a fair share of historical Japanese themes. The game originally released for the PlayStation 3 (PS3), but was also ported to the PlayStation 4 (PS4) as a launch title in the Japanese region. Through our analysis, we hope to explains some of the title’s gameplay and give some insight as to why it stayed in Japan. Fans will notice how this game is distinct form the recently released Yakuza 0.