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SEGA Announces Yakuza Studio's Lost Judgment, Sequel To 2018's Judgment

Coming September 24, 2021

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SEGA Announces Yakuza Studio's Lost Judgment, Sequel To 2018's Judgment

Yakuza series spinoff, Judgment, is getting a sequel. Titled Lost Judgment, the upcoming sequel to 2018's critically acclaimed RPG will launch on September 24, 2021.

Lost Judgment puts players back into the role of investigative detective Takayuki Yagami, as he's called to investigate what is seemingly the perfect crime. Players will step back into Kamurocho, the Yakuza universe's fictional version of Tokyo, as well as Yokohama. 

Via the press release:

"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."

Lost Judgment brings back the free-form combat from the original Judgment, allowing players to seamlessly move between different fighting styles. Players will also be able to take a load off and play SEGA games at the SEGA arcade, or romp around Kamurocho helping the citizens with their troubles. The team revealed the game yesterday during a livestream, diving into a bit more depth, which you can check out in the embed below.

Lost Judgment marks the first time we've seen a simultaneous release from the Yakuza studio, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, as the RPG will launch on PlayStation 4 and 5, as well as the Xbox Series S|X and Xbox One at the same time. Check out the full announcement trailer in the embed above. For those interested in checking out the series before September 21st rolls around, 2018's Judgment was recently added to Stadia, as well as enhanced for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X. 


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore