Yakuza Ishin, the next installment of the long running Yakuza series is being described as “Grand Theft Auto” set in 18th century Japan. Sadly though, it may never be released outside of Japan, although with the PS4 being region free, one could technically buy it and play it on any PS4 but I doubt my Japanese is anywhere near the level required to play this game.
Set in during Japan’s Meiji Era series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu becomes Ryoma Sakamoto, who is after the swordsman that killed his father and honored teacher Toyo Yoshida right before his eyes in Tosa. I Have never managed to play a Yakuza game and it remains a great Japan themed game that I have yet to sample, even after salivating over Yakuza 4 and others.
Check out the gamplay trailer below and leave a comment or tweet me @Jamaipanese if you want to be my official translator if I pick up the game when it gets release early next year ;).