SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio recently announced that the critically acclaimed Yakuza series spin-off, Judgment (Judge Eyes: Shinigami no Yuigon in Japan), is getting a sequel called Lost Judgment, launching worldwide for the Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S on September 24, 2021.
The sequel will once again star award-winning actor Takuya Kimura as the game’s protagonist Takayuki Yagami, a lawyer turned street-fighting detective. Together with his partner and ex-Yakuza member Masaharu Kaito, they will be solving the mystery to what seems to be the perfect crime, with the prime suspect having a rock solid alibi. Along the way, Yagami will encounter an intricate conspiracy involving different factions, and choose whether to defend the law or exact justice.
Just like the first game, Yagami is equipped with an arsenal of gadgets for investigation and infiltration, and is also well versed in martial arts combat. The game will be set in the sprawling cities of Tokyo and Yokohama that has been developed with utmost authenticity to replicate the feeling of Japan’s bustling urban forests.
It’s not too late to join the party either. The remastered version of the first game, Judgment, was recently released last April 23, 2021.
Find out more about the Judgment games at the official website.
Official Press Release follows:
May 10, 2021 – SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio announced Lost Judgment, a sequel to the critically acclaimed Judgment. From the studio that brought you the Yakuza series, Lost Judgment weaves elements of detective sleuthing, noir narrative and action combat into one mystery thriller starring private eye Takayuki Yagami who defends those the law fails to protect.
Lost Judgment launches worldwide on September 24, 2021 for next-gen platforms PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Investigate the announce trailer here:
Check out the VOD of SEGA’s live reveal event here:
∙ Law and Disorder – Lost Judgment once again puts players in the sneakers of lawyer turned street-fighting detective Takayuki Yagami. Joined by his partner, ex-yakuza Masaharu Kaito, the crime-fighting duo is called on to investigate a seemingly perfect crime whose lead suspect has an airtight alibi. What starts out as a tale of revenge reveals a tangled web of conspiracy involving several unlikely factions taking advantage of a broken law system. But as victims pile up and Yagami unravels the truth, he must choose between defending the law or exacting justice.
∙ Freeform Combat – Yagami’s distinct martial arts forms grant him mastery of any situation from group ambushes to single-target takedowns. Harness Crane, Tiger, and the new Snake stance, a graceful style that can deflect and return an opponent’s strikes, using their energy against them.
∙ Investigative Action – Yagami’s arsenal of detective tricks grows with new gadgets, stealthily tracking suspects, and crafty methods of infiltration. Leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the truth.
∙ No Place Finer – Immerse yourself in the bustling downtowns of Tokyo and Yokohama at your own pace within an authentic setting that only the RGG Studio can deliver. Game at Club SEGA, find your next favorite hangout, take on cases from locals need, and beyond.
About the Yakuza / Ryu Ga Gotoku Series
With over 14 million units sold worldwide since its creation in 2005, the Yakuza / Ryu Ga Gotoku series was created with the core concept of “Entertainment geared towards mature audiences” in mind, this series portrays the life of relatable people living in Japan’s red-light districts. Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio excels at bringing players into a true-to-life realization of modern Japan while exploring themes of love, humanity, and betrayal, creating an experience unlike any other in digital entertainment.