If we carry through the accent, we’d be Yakuza: Ishin! It’s not Yakuza: Ishin! That’s not what it’s about.
So Like a Dragon: Ishin! makes more sense.”
“In [Yakuza 7], it was Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and so we figured if we release this game suddenly out of nowhere with no Yakuza in it, people would be like, ‘What’s this game?
Speaking in an interview with IGN, RGG Studio boss Masayoshi Yokoyama talked about the same, and explained that the Western title of the last mainline Yakuza game – Yakuza: Like a Dragon (which was called Ryu Ga Gotoku 7 in Japan) was essentially a trial run for the change.