The SEGA and Ryu ga Gotoku Studio announced Lost Judgment during the live event “Judgment Day.” Lost Judgment is a direct sequel to RGG Studio’s mystery and investigation game, focusing on private detective Takayuki Yagami.
During the live broadcast with the creator of Judgment and Yakuza, Toshihiro Nagoshi, and producer Kazuki Hosokawa, Yakuza franchise developers revealed the next game, Lost Judgment. Again, Takayuki Yagami, together with partner Masaharu Kaito, ex-Yakuza, investigates a supposedly impossible crime in which the main suspect in a murder has an alibi.
Lost Judgment reveal trailer begins with a man being tried for a train harassment incident. The court decides the man is guilty and sentences him to six months in prison. Once the verdict is announced, however, the man reveals the existence of a body in Tokyo. Although he is the prime suspect, the death coincided when the suspect was recorded carrying out the crime he was found guilty.
Fans of the Yakuza series will be at home with the Lost Judgment action combat system, which features stylish executions and different combat styles. As a detective, you will also investigate crime scenes using various devices, stealth, and reasoning.
As in Yakuza, Lost Judgment will have an open environment to explore in downtown Tokyo and Yokohama. Yagami can walk around the city and this time is more versatile, being able to jump between platforms, climb buildings, and more.
Lost Judgment will be released worldwide on September 24 for new generation and past generation consoles. This means that the game arrives for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, and Xbox One. Unfortunately, a PC version has not been announced.
There will also be a dual audio option at launch. You can switch between Japanese or English. There is also the option of localization through subtitles equivalent to the script in English or a location that translates Japanese performance.