Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin

Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin

Digital ReleasePlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
February 22, 2014 (JP)
DelistingNo later than February 15, 2023
DeveloperRyu ga Gotoku Studios
Available OnRetail
PlayStation 3 (JP)
PlayStation 4 (JP)
LinksRyu ga Gotoku Ishin homepage


The original release of Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin was delisted on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in Japan no later than February 15th, 2023 when it was pointed out by user Suminya on the PSNProfiles forums. The game’s store pages apparently gave no advance notice before the delisting which came approximately one week before the international release of Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin! Goku (Like a Dragon: Ishin! outside of Japan), the 2023 remake of Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin.

As Suminya points out, the companion app for the game released on the PlayStation Vita has also been removed from the PlayStation Store. The original release of the full game remains available on physical media for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

About the Game

Yakuza back in Medieval Japan
Ryuu ga Gotoku Ishin / Yakuza Ishin or aka Yakuza Restoration will be transporting players back to 19th century Japan in this one of a kind action packed video game! The game is the series’ second historical spin-off of Ryū ga Gotoku Kenzan. Players can once again walk in the geta of Sakamoto Ryoma aka Hajime Saito as they fulfill their destiny – Samurai style.

Back in Time with Exceptional Gameplay Innovations
Disguised as Hajime Saito, join Ryoma Sakamoto as he tracks down the swordsman that slaughtered his father and honoured teacher, Toyo Yoshida. Eliminate enemies that stand in the way with choices galore, as the the biggest volume of weapon and armor training system makes it’s appearance for this series. Maximize Ryoma’s growth components with over 99 levels and up to 25 grades. Enjoy the game’s combat system which varies from shooting, hard core punching and old style swordsmanship expertise. Experience a new battle evaluation system in Ryu ga Gotoku Ishinknown as the “war record” and discover why the Yakuza series just can’t be contained in only modern Japan

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