During the Judgment Day stream, Sega have formally announced “Lost Judgment”, the sequel to the 2019 game Judgment (or Judge Eyes in 2018) starring Takayuki Yagami and will launch on September 24 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series.
In Lost Judgment, Yagami is on a quest once again to solve a murder mystery, and Yakuza Director Toshihiro Nagoshi said that this sequel will expand on Yagami’s story, and will feature numerous improvements from the first game such as the addition of a “Snake” style in combat as well as some platforming features during investigations.
You can view the Judgment Day stream below:
An overview of the game via a press release reads as follows:
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 favorite hangout, take on cases from locals need, and beyond.
Our review of Judgment for the PS5 calls it a breath of fresh air, but the upgrades lacked enough substance to merit a repurchase of the title because it had no free upgrade from the PS5 version.
Lost Judgment is scheduled to release on September 24, 2021 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series.