If you decide to get the upcoming Like a Dragon: Ishin digitally, then you can purchase the standard edition or digital deluxe edition. So, what are the differences between these two versions the Yakuza spin-off title? You can find out in this comparison article from Seeking Tech.
The Like a Dragon: Ishin Digital Deluxe Edition will let you play the game four days early when compared to the standard edition. Furthermore, it also comes with the following exclusive in-game content: Gun Upgrade Materials Kit, Ryoma Growth Support Kit, Shinsengumi Captain’s Set, Sword Upgrade Materials Kit, The Dragon of Dojima Skin and Third Division Armament Expansion Kit.
Aside from the aforementioned differences, the two editions are the same as you will get the base game as well as the Kijinmaru Kunishige sword, Tsuyano Usukurenai sword and Black Ship Cannon weapon pre-order bonuses.
Like a Dragon: Ishin Standard Edition vs. Like a Dragon: Ishin Digital Deluxe Edition
You can take a look at our comparison table for the standard and digital deluxe editions below:
|Like a Dragon: Ishin Standard Edition||Like a Dragon: Ishin Digital Deluxe Edition|
|Kijinmaru Kunishige Sword||Included||Included|
|Tsuyano Usukurenai Sword||Included||Included|
|Black Ship Cannon||Included||Included|
|Gun Upgrade Materials Kit||Not Included||Included|
|Ryoma Growth Support Kit||Not Included||Included|
|Shinsengumi Captain’s Set||Not Included||Included|
|Sword Upgrade Materials Kit||Not Included||Included|
|The Dragon of Dojima Skin||Not Included||Included|
|Third Division Armament Expansion Kit||Not Included||Included|
|U.S. Release Date||February 21, 2023||February 17, 2023|
Both editions of Like a Dragon: Ishin come with the base game. For the uninformed, this title was originally released for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 as Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin in 2014. It only came out in Japan, however, as Sega never localized the Yakuza spin-off for other regions.
On consoles, Like a Dragon: Ishin is a cross-buy game, which means that you are entitle to both the PS4 and PS5 versions if you bought it at the PlayStation Store. If you bought the game on the Microsoft Store, then you should end up with both the Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X versions.
The remake officially releases on February 21, 2023, in the U.S. region.
If you pre-order either edition, then you will get the dark sword Kijinmaru Kunishige along with the blood-soaked Tsuyano Usukurenai sword.
You will also be able to unlock the Black Ship Cannon, which is based on the cannons find on western ships.
Digital Edition Exclusives
The Like a Dragon: Ishin Digital Deluxe Edition is the only one to come with other in-game bonuses. You can take a look at the full list below:
- Gun Upgrade Materials Kit
- Ryoma Growth Support Kit
- Shinsengumi Captain’s Set
- Sword Upgrade Materials Kit
- The Dragon of Dojima Skin
- Third Division Armament Expansion Kit
By purchasing the deluxe edition, you will also be able to play the game several days earlier when compared to the standard edition.
The Like a Dragon: Ishin Digital Deluxe Edition comes out on February 17, 2023, in the U.S. region, which is four days earlier than the other version.