The Judgment 2 rumors were true. A day ahead of RGG Studios’ Judgment Day, the Japanese PSN leaked the existence of Judgment 2, officially called Lost Judgment. Since then, it's been formally confirmed and SEGA's slowly building up anticipation for this upcoming Yakuza spin-off. As such, here's everything we know so far.
Sega Reveals Lost Judgment English Voice Cast - August 30
Sega released a new Lost Judgment trailer revealing several new and returning voice actors for the sequel's English cast.
- Greg Chun reprises his role as Yagami
- Artt Butler voices accused criminal Akihiro Ehara
- Stephanie Sheh is quiet genius Saori Shiosaki
- Erika Lindbeck is the voice behind bullying survivor Yoko Sawa
Take a look at the new trailer below.
Lost Judgment Gets An Extended Trailer At Gamescom 2021 - August 26
With just a month to go until launch, SEGA revealed an extended look at Lost Judgment during Gamescom: Opening Night Live. Coming in at just under 6 minutes, you can watch that below:
Lost Judgment's 8 Master System Games Revealed - August 19
RGG Studios has confirmed that alongside Alex Kidd and Penguin Land, players can enjoy 8 different emulated Master System games. You can see these below:
Last Game In Franchise? - July 13
Lost Judgement could be the final game in the spinoff franchise. Find out why here.
Lost Judgment - Release Date
Lost Judgment releases in September 2021. Those who purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition will get early access to the game on September 21, but otherwise, it'll launch on September 24 as a worldwide release. That arrives on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One.
Lost Judgment - Demo
Lost Judgment's getting a demo on September 10th, 2021. Presently, that's only been confirmed for Japan and it'll arrive on PS4 and PS5. If there's a Western release, we'll be sure to keep you updated.
Lost Judgment - Editions
Outside your standard physical and digital copies, Lost Judgment will have a Digital Deluxe Edition for $69.99. That offers a "Detective Essentials Pack" and "School Stories Expansion Pack". The former contains items, whereas the latter includes school club activity items.
If you opt for the Digital Ultimate Edition at $89.99, you'll get both of those alongside the Kamurocho and Ijincho Story Expansion Pack add-on.
Lost Judgment - Story Details
It'll once again feature detective Takayuki Yagami, who'll be investigating another mysterious murder mystery - one considered to be an impossible crime - with ex-yakuza partner Masaharu Kaito. Sega has confirmed we'll be exploring Kamurocho once more, alongside Yokohama, the latter having served as the primary setting for Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
Lost Judgment - Gameplay Changes
During the Judgment Day stream, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio outlined details. There's greater focus on the detective elements, including improved chasing and tailing sequences, alongside stealth options and platforming sections. Yagami's gained some new fighting abilities, namely a third fighting style called Snake, which focuses on counterattacks.
He can ride around town with a skateboard now, and Lost Judgment also features a playable Master System, emulating games like Alex Kidd in Miracle World and Penguin Land. As part of Sony's July State Of Play Presentation, a new gameplay video was also released showcasing new minigames, which we've included below.
Lost Judgment - Opening Movie
SEGA recently released Lost Judgment's opening movie. You can read more here, and the video's featured below.