Like a Dragon, Ishin voiceovers will only be in Japanese, whereas people in western markets will have to settle for English subtitles.
According to Yokoyama, the reason the studio didn''t use English dubs comes down to how people "talked during the Bakumatsu era."
"We were not using voiceovers for the Ishin remake," said Yokoyama. "Were not using voiceovers. Were not using the game with special vocabulary and the way people spoke during the Bakumatsu period would make the lines extremely long, thus it just wouldn''t work. So this time, we are using subtitles.
Despite the lack of English dubbing, he continues to argue that many English-speaking companies haven''t experienced subtitles. Yakuza 0, which was also subtitled.
During Sony''s State of Play, Like a Dragon: Ishin was announced earlier this week. It''s a remake of a Yakuza spin-off title previously unavailable in western markets.
When the Tokugawa shogunate ended, it took place during the final years of the Edo period. In terms of story, it has established in the 1860s and finds Kyo plagued by widespread inequality. Yet one samurai will change the course of history in his search for justice.
Sakamoto Ryoma, who is set to avenge his fathers'' death, clear his name of a framed murder, and restore his honor. In doing so, you will end the samurai era and continue to alter Japan''s future.
In February 2023, it will be available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.