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The game was officially revealed via the video presentation above, which the publisher has been teasing for several weeks via a countdown clock, and the announcement trailer below.
The “legal suspense action game” will retain the fast-paced action of the original, rather than adopting the turn-based RPG system used in 2020’s Yakuza: Like a Dragon
In addition to Kamurocho, it will take players to the port city of Yokohama, and returning protagonist Takayuki Yagami will go undercover at a high school.
Lost Judgment accidentally appeared on the PlayStation Store earlier this week.
It revealed that the PS5 game would come in two editions upon its Japanese release on September 24, 2021 – a standard one and a Digital Deluxe Edition which includes a season pass and the ability to play the game three days early.
In March a number of Japanese trademarks were also registered by Sega, including a Lost Judgment one.
Developed by Sega’s Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, Judgment originally released for PS4 in Japan—where it’s called Judge Eyes—in 2018 before coming west in 2019.
Judgment was released for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Stadia worldwide last month. Priced at $39.99, the remastered version includes all of the original’s DLC, “refined” visuals, 60 FPS performance and faster loading times.
The game sees players assume the role of lawyer-turned-investigator Takayuki Yagami, who’s working a case related to Kamurocho’s criminal underground.
VGC’s Judgment review said the title “doesn’t deliver on its investigative pitch, but its humour and sense of place still shine”.