Like a Dragon: Ishin! Combat Demo Available Now

    A sample of Ryoma's adventure.

    SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio announced a free demo for Like a Dragon: Ishin! is available now for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. 

    The Like a Dragon: Ishin! Combat Demo gives players a small portion to try out before the full game launches on February 21 (Early Access begins February 17). Save data from the demo does not transfer into the full game. 

    Here’s an overview of Like a Dragon Ishin! and the new Combat Demo via SEGA:

    About Like a Dragon: Ishin!

    Dawn the clothes and weaponry of the elite to become the samurai of legend, Sakamoto Ryoma.

    1860s Kyo is plagued by widespread inequality, and one samurai will change the course of history in his search for justice. Take up the sword of Sakamoto Ryoma and venture to Kyoto to find your father’s killer, clear yourself of a framed murder, and restore your honor. In doing so, you will bring an end to the samurai era and forever change the future of Japan. Draw your blade, load your revolver, and join the revolution in this heated historical adventure that only the creators of Yakuza: Like a Dragon could produce.

    Combat Demo

    We hope you enjoy this small taste of the intense and over-the-top action featured in Like a Dragon: Ishin!

    What if the famed hero of Japan’s restoration, Sakamoto Ryoma, had joined the era’s most infamous league of swordsmen, the Shinsengumi? Experience the answer for yourself in this historical epic.

    Featuring beautiful visuals brought to life via Unreal Engine, original performances from all-stars of the series, an enhanced battle system, and brand-new narrative content, Like a Dragon: Ishin! is itself a restoration worthy of its setting!

    Yakuza / Like a Dragon fans may also be excited for Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name releasing later this year for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. Like a Dragon 8, the next numbered title featuring protagonists Kazuma Kiryu and Ichiban Kasuga, releases in 2024.

    Lastly, Like a Dragon: Ishin! releases February 21, 2023 across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email:

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