Lost Judgement Announced
In case you missed it over the weekend, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio ran their much talked about “Judgement Day” promotion where the much-anticipated sequel to Judgement was announced. Titled Lost Judgement, It will see Tokyo Detective Yagami and his ex-Yakuza offsider Kaito tackling a brand new murder mystery. Set in both the traditional Kamurucho map featured in every Yakuza game along with the newer Yokohama map from “Like a Dragon” Yagami will once again be trailing suspects, investigating clues and busting heads.
Perhaps the biggest news is that Lost Judgement will be the first Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio title to have a simultaneous worldwide release. So no more jealous Western Yakuza fans complaining about Japan getting the goodies first. It is a big move and shows just how dramatically the Yakuza/Judgement games have risen in popularity in the West over the last few years.
The press release promises a host of new features including:
- 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 mastery of martial arts allows him to stylishly overcome any situation from group ambushes to single-target takedowns. Harness Crane, Tiger, and the new Snake style, 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 favourite hangout, take on cases from locals need, and beyond.
Lost Judgement is releasing on PS4/5 and Xbox Series/One on the 24th of September 2021. In the meantime, now is the perfect time to check out the first game if you have a Series X or PS5 thanks to a very tidy re-release.