Update: The Like a Dragon: Ishin! demo is available to download now on the PS Store, but only PS5 users can play. There's no PS4 version on offer like there is for the full game. Your save data from the demo won't carry over to the paid version.
Original story: A Like a Dragon: Ishin! demo focusing on combat looks set to hit the PS Store tomorrow on PS5, PS4 barring any funny business. The Twitter account Aggiornamenti Lumia has picked up a pre-release tester on the Microsoft Store backend, which suggests a release on PSN is also on the way. It's said to be 2.94GB in size and is out on 16th February 2023.
That is just one day before the early access version of the game releases, bundled in with the Digital Deluxe Edition for an extra £5/$5. You also get a load of armour sets and resource bundles alongside the earlier launch date. The normal version comes out for PS5, PS4 on 21st February 2023. We'll be sure to update you once the news of this demo is made public.
A full PS5 review from Push Square is on its way, but we've already shared some first impressions based on a preview event last month. "The thing that’s drawing us to Like a Dragon: Ishin at this point is the series’ very unique blend of serious and silly; much like its immediate peers, this game recklessly zig-zags from dense political drama to outright tomfoolery. Seeing all of that in period garb only heightens the ridiculousness of it all," we explained.