Like a Dragon: Ishin! is just around the corner, with the late-stage samurai game coming in hot on 21st February. Developer Ryu Ga Gotoku has revealed that it will immortalise some of its celebrity super-fans by including them in-game as obtainable Trooper Cards.
Trooper Cards represent the forces fighting for protagonist Sakamoto Ryoma's revolutionary cause and can be used in combat for various special effects, and some fans have mixed feelings about their inclusion as a mechanic. Actor Rahul Kohli and wrestler Kenny Omega will portray two of six confirmed guest cards, all of which will be made available as free DLC.
Both Kohli and Omega are vocal fans and advocates of Ryo Ga Gotoku's games. In a press release, Kohli stated that "as a huge fan of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s games, I was honoured to be asked to be a guest for the Like a Dragon: Ishin! Trooper Cards. As someone who is emotionally invested in the Like a Dragon story, I’m nervously excited to take on this mantle of being a small part of Ryoma’s journey."
Omega echoed the sentiment, noting that "I’ve been a fan of the Like a Dragon series for years, and to be forever immortalized in Like a Dragon: Ishin!, the newest entry in one of the most iconic game franchise of all time, is surreal."
You can check out clips of the two discussing their inclusion below:
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