SEGA has released information about Trooper Cards in their upcoming title, Like a Dragon: Ishin!
In Like a Dragon: Ishin!, players can now use Trooper Card Abilities in the main story battles, giving them a massive advantage in combat. Trooper Cards have a variety of unique abilities, and some of them can enhance Ryoma’s strength through a buff-like effect, restore his health, allow him to activate powerful abilities, and much more.
Ryoma can assemble a squad of up to four troopers, with one being assigned the role of Corporal. A Squad and its Troopers must be linked to one of your combat styles. The way you fight will be heavily influenced by your Corporal and squad formation.
There is a diverse cast of troopers in the game, including familiar faces from the series, beloved characters from the more recent Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and even special appearances from the likes of Kenny Omega and Rahul Kohli.
Here are some of the trooper card abilities in the game:
- Ishioda Denji – Essence of the Dimensional Blade
Compresses heat into a blade and then unleashes it in a spinning area-of-effect (AoE) attack that
damages nearby enemies.
- Ryudo Rikiya – Essence of Explosive Impact
This fierce technique explodes Heat around Ryoma, burning nearby foes while knocking them down.
It’s a good way to create space when surrounded by many enemies.
- Toranosuke – Essence of the Sovereign Tiger
A powerful move that sets a ferocious tiger pouncing on the enemy, which damages them with its
sharp fangs and flings them far away.
Like a Dragon: Ishin! is scheduled to release for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC on February 22, 2023.