Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin

Menu Screens

Title Screen

When selecting the New Game / Premium New Game option, select the top option for Premium New Game and bottom option for New Game.

With the Gambling Mini-Game option, you can compete with people from all over the world in a few mini-games.

On Network Info, the top option tells you about the network service and the bottom option shows you the DLC you have.

Start Menu

Equipment Screen

equipment screen

"Special Weapons" are things such as cannon, spears and greatswords. When you equip one of these weapons, you can select it in battle by pressing the down directional button when you are using the Hand-to-Hand Fighting Style.

"Bullets" are the special bullet types you can use with the Pistol Fighting Style.

Completion Menu

Notebook Menu


"Notebook" contains lots of information, including all the tips from the game and explanation of gameplay mechanics and such (all of which is explained in the main story, but you can come back and read it again in this section)

"Terminology Dictionary" contains explanations of the various terms used throughout the game

Save / Options Menu


For the first time outside of the Kurohyo games, you can save wherever you like (though you can't save during battle). You can also load whenever you like from this menu.



The options in the same order as they appear in-game. The text in bold indicates the setting the game defaults on, and text to the left and right of it are settings you can switch to. For example, the "Tips" option defaults on "Normal" and to the left there is "Few" and to the right there is "Many", so pressing left will set it to "Few" and pressing right will set it to "Many".

Difficulty For the first time in the series, you can change the difficulty in-game - please note that this option only shows up on the in-game options screen, not the title menu options screen
Tips Few - Normal - Many
Camera Operation (Vertical) Normal - Inverted
Camera Operation (Horizontal) Normal - Inverted
1st Person Camera (Vertical) Normal - Inverted
1st Person Camera (Horizontal) Normal - Inverted
Mini-map Display Off - On
Mini-map Style Fixed Position - Camera Direction
Subtitles Off - On
Terminology Highlighting

Off - On

(this setting highlights terminology used in the game in the same way it does in Kenzan - which also had its own in-game dictionary for the various terms used)

Chapter Summary

Off - On

(with this setting on, the game will give you a summary of what happened in previous chapters before you begin the new chapter)

Cutscene Weapon Change

Off - On

(with this setting on, your equipped weapons are shown in cutscenes, rather than the default models)

Font Auto - Ming Typeface - Gothic Typeface
Screen Contrast Adjust the contrast of the screen
Screen Brightness Adjust the brightness of the screen