From Press Release:
IRVINE, Calif. – January 26, 2023 – SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio today announced that wrestling icon Kenny Omega of AEW (Executive Vice President and former AEW World Champion) and actor Rahul Kohli of Netflix fame (iZombie, Midnight Mass, The Haunting of Bly Manor) will cameo in Like a Dragon: Ishin! Kenny and Rahul are two of six special guests that answer Sakamoto Ryoma’s call for revolution in Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s upcoming samurai action game.
Kenny Omega and Rahul Kohli join Ryoma’s cause as samurai soldiers in the form of Trooper Cards. Trooper Cards are a combat feature that grant temporary but devastating power-ups and special abilities when activated real-time in battle. Players can collect and level-up Trooper Cards of their favorite or characters from the Yakuza and Like a Dragon universe. Summon the peerless strength of Kenny Omega, Rahul Kohli and more in an instant to turn the tide of battle!
Kenny Omega and Rahul Kohli are two of six special guests that will don the robes of the Shinsengumi and support the player with unique abilities. Four to-be announced guest Trooper Card cameos will be revealed over Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio twitter @RGGStudio in the coming days. All special guest Trooper Cards will be available worldwide as free downloadable content starting early access on February 17.
Essence of the One-Winged Angel
A strapping fighter who’s traveled through space, time, and reality to serve the Shinsengumi. It’s said that his elite skills can summon the stars themselves.
Skill: Cuts down foes with the slashes of his angel’s wing.
Essence of Firestorm
A chivalrous man who’s traveled through space, time, and reality to serve the Shinsengumi. Draws upon his experience in law enforcement to keep the peace.
Skill: Incinerates enemies with fiery waves of righteous anger.
“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,” says wrestling icon Kenny Omega. “I’m so excited about my Trooper Card, and I think players are going to love the artwork and attack animation – and the damage I can deal to enemies!”
“As a huge fan of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s games, I was honored 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,” says Rahul Kohli. “The close relationship that SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio have with their fan community, has been really exciting to see manifest in these cards. I’m very honored to not only be a part of the community, but to also be a part of the series.”
“Designing Trooper Cards for Kenny and Rahul, who are passionate fans of the Like a Dragon series, has been a really fun, fulfilling experience. We worked with each of them individually to create their unique, personalized card, allowing them to let their creativity run wild. We loved the results, and we think players will too,” says Like a Dragon: Ishin! Chief Producer Hiroyuki Sakamoto.
About Like a Dragon: Ishin!
In 1860s Kyo, a solemn samurai’s fight for justice stands to change the course of Japan’s history forever. Draw your blade and join the revolution in this heated historical adventure. The missing chapter in the RGG series comes to the West! Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s samurai epic Like a Dragon: Ishin! launches globally on February 21, 2023 for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, Steam. Players that pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition can begin playing at early access starting February 17.
About SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA CORPORATION, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment. Established in 1986, SEGA of America publishes innovative interactive entertainment experiences for console, PC, mobile and emerging platforms. In 2020, SEGA ranked #1 among Metacritic’s Annual Game Publisher Rankings. Its globally beloved franchises include Sonic The Hedgehog™, Like a Dragon, Virtua Fighter™, Super Monkey Ball™, and Phantasy Star Online™, along with Atlus’ Persona™ and Shin Megami Tensei™ series. Since its debut more than three decades ago, Sonic has become a pop culture icon featured in dozens of games, TV series, and movies, with a new major motion picture currently slated for release later this year. SEGA of America has offices in Irvine and Burbank, California. Visit www.sega.com.