Like a Dragon! Behind-the-Scenes Series Episode #2 Showcases Ishin! Development Struggles & Character Design Discussion

Developer RGG Studio has shared the second episode of a series where they give fans an intricate behind-the-scenes look at the development of the Like a Dragon! franchise.

NOTE: This video features heavy spoilers for Like a Dragon Ishin!

This episode primarily focuses on the staff tackling various issues that arose during the development of Like a Dragon: Ishin!, such as culturization, which comprises the best ways of approaching players from non-Japanese markets. Additionally, the return of Takaya Kuroda, the voice actor of Kazuma Kiryu, and several character design sheets are showcased.

Like a Dragon: Ishin! is now available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

In case you missed it, check out our review.

Like a Dragon: Ishin! is the missing chapter of the series and is finally coming west. Set in 1860’s Kyo, a solemn samurai’s fight for justice stands to change the course of Japan’s history forever. Draw your blade and join the revolution in this heated historical adventure.

Gameplay includes over-the-top action with access to a handful of weaponry and combat styles, including Swordsman, Gunman, Wild Dancer, and Brawler. An optional in-game glossary supplements context to the historical basis of the people, places, and events featured within Like a Dragon: Ishin! Further, this entry aims to expand upon its 2014 Japan-exclusive predecessor with localization support, all-new content, exquisitely remastered graphics, and enhanced capabilities for modern platforms in Unreal Engine 4.

A fan translation for the series’ Japan PSP exclusive entry, Black Leopard: Like a Dragon New Chapter, is arriving later this year.

You can view episode two of the Like a Dragon! behind-the-scenes series below:

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