SEGA shows us how to make alcoholic drink ‘Kaito Sunrise’ inspired by Lost Judgment

Lost Judgment is getting ready to release the upcoming ‘The Kaito Files’ DLC, so part of SEGA’s promotional is giving us fans the recipe for a cocktail inspired by everyone’s favorite Yakuza, Masaharu Kaito. Check out the video, sip slow and stay home!

You will need Japanese Whisky, orange juice, plum wine, mint and ice! The Kaito Files DLC releases on March 28, 2022!

Yakuza and Judgment series localization producer Scott Strichart steps down

For all the wonderful writing that is in the Yakuza and Judgment franchise, it isn’t hard to notice that it comes straight from a Japanese company, mainly for a Japanese audience. And sometimes the transition is rocky when providing it for different languages. The team of RGG’s English localization team doesn’t give enough credit for the way they provide and translate the stories, characters, and events of the games and Scott Strichart (senior localization producer) has stepped down.

Rumor: Judgment TV Show in the works starring Takuya Kimura

According to Japanese website Nikkan Gendai, who has pushed the rumor that Japanese Network TV Asahi is in talks with Takuya Kimura to star as his video game character Takayuki Yagami for a real life Judgment TV series. The Japanese network had tried to get Takuya Kimura back for another season of the popular BG: Personal Bodyguard but refused, saying he wanted to do something new.

The project is sitting with a tentative title of 裁かれざるもの (Things That Cannot Be Judged) with no release date as of now. According to the description, it looks like the idea is to adapt the second game, Lost Judgment:

Lost Judgment Review – Our Favorite Detective is Back and Better Than Ever (PlayStation 4)

SEGA’s RGG Studio has really made a name for themselves as the premier triple A studio within SEGA. What’s more impressive than the quality of the games, which have all been pretty great, is how many games the studio seems to be able to release. This year the studio has brought us a sequel to Judgment, which is a spin-off to the Yakuza franchise, where instead of playing a Yakuza, you play as Takayuki Yagami, as you can tell from his cool wallet chain, tight jeans, shaggy hair, and leather jacket, this guy doesn’t play by the rules. He’s a Ex-Lawyer, Turned Detective for Hire that just happens to be well versed in Kung Fu. The first Judgment was a enjoyable experience, but it did come off as a bit janky towards the end. Did Lost Judgement fix these issues? Let’s find out!

Lost Judgment DLC announced; featuring Extension Packs and Story DLC, The Kaito Files

It’s finally September and Lost Judgment, the sequel to Judgment, is around the corner. For those who purchase digital deluxe & ultimate editions of the game will be treated with tons of extra content. The contents will include:

Digital Deluxe – Detective Essentials Pack & School Stories Expansion Pack which will include extra detective dogs, Master System games, additional girlfriend, battle Super Shin Amon and more.

Digital Ultimate – The Kaito Files which will feature 10 hours of story content and the chance to play as Kaito.

Get Early Access from September 21st by pre-ordering the Digital Deluxe and Digital Ultimate Editions now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. Standard editions of Lost Judgment will be released on September 24th.

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Rumor: Judgment coming to an end over disagreement with lead actor’s talent agency due to PC release

Ever since the first game of Judgment came out, everyone said that it was a one off game because of how famous and controlling lead actor Takuya Kimura’s (playing Takayuki Yagami) talent agency is. It was shocking seeing SEGA remaster the game, announce a sequel then name ‘Judgment‘ its action series moving forward; with the main Yakuza games being turn based.

Looks like the issues with Takuya Kimura may have just started as reported by Nikkan Taishu, Judgment series may be coming to an end, due to disputes between Kimura’s talent agency and SEGA over the release of the PC version of Lost Judgment (even tho Judgment was technically on Stadia, but I guess Japan hasn’t heard of the service).

 “those on the side of the game developer and those on the side of [Kimura’s talent agency] Johnny’s are said to have been unable to reach an agreement regarding the platforms to sell the game.”

When Lost Judgment was announced the Japanese website listed Windows 10 and Steam as platforms for the game but as Tojo Dojo & Wario64 have pointed out, they have been removed.

SEGA did get back to PC Gamer where they stated:

Judgment Day Stream reveals gameplay details for Lost Judgment; Yakuza series to remain Turn-Based RPG

Following the announcement trailer for Lost Judgment. SEGA hosted a global reveal stream, “Judgment Day”, for the upcoming title with Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio executive producer Toshihiro Nagoshi and producer Kazuki Hosokawa sharing details on story and gameplay. During the stream, RGG Studio revealed that in addition to the setting of Kamurocho, fans will be able to adventure to the scenic port city of Yokohama which was last seen in Yakuza: Like A Dragon. Along with Yokohama, there will be a high school setting that will play a key role in both the story and optional side content such as School Stories and unique mini games.

With fans showing much support from the original game with it’s fast-paced action, the team made improvements to the combat system with Crane and Tiger styles making their return, along with a brand new strategic Snake style which will allow you to counter and disarm enemies with weapons. Players will also experience the investigation gameplay in a new way with the ability to scramble up buildings, acrobatics, and perform stealthy objectives.

At last with an recent interview with IGN, the producers stated that the Yakuza series will remain turn-based RPG while Judgment will continue the classic action based gameplay. Lost Judgment will release simultaneous worldwide on September 24 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One with dual audio (JP/EN), dual English subs, and FIGS language subtitles.

 

Judgment sequel Lost Judgment releases worldwide on September 24

SEGA has officially announced that the legal action thriller Judgment from Yakuza series developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio will be receiving a sequel! Titled Lost Judgment, the game will see a simultaneous worldwide release on September 24 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. You can check out the trailer now! We will be sure to share more details as we hear them.

Japanese PSN leaks “Lost Judgment” early, sequel to Judgment

As you know, back in March SEGA filed a trademark for the name ‘Lost Judgment, which lead people to speculate that SEGA will be making a sequel to Judgment (or Judge Eyes in Japan). Since then SEGA has released the next generation ‘Remaster’ of Judgment and has been teasing a sequel on social media (which is set to be reveal tomorrow).

But Japanese PSN can’t wait, it has updated its store page to show off the sequel right now. The game in Japan will be called “Lost Judgment” according to the leak. The Japanese PSN has been on fire since they also leaked Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown early. We also know that the game will feature a season pass in Japan, according to the site page.
The game is set to launch in Japan on September 21st on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5! As far as the Western name for the game? I guess we shall see if we will get Judgment 2 or Lost Judgment; tomorrow at 7am PST!

 

SEGA trademarks Lost Judgment

News has dropped that SEGA has recently trademarked a intellectual property name for “Lost Judgment” on the Chizai Watch website. So far, we are not sure if it’s a sequel to Judgment (aka Judge Eyes: Shinigami no Yuigon in Japan), a Yakuza spin-off action game developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio which involves a lawyer-turned-detective, Takayuki Yagami, as he and his allies explore a case involving corpses whose eyes have been removed, or possibly a brand new title?

We’ll keep everyone posted as we get more news on “Lost Judgment” from SEGA soon. What do you all think this new trademark IP could be?

[Sources: Chizai Watch, Yakuza Fan]