Well, it’s pretty much this week’s worst kept secret, but now it’s official: Sega has officially announced Lost Judgment, the sequel to Team Yakuza’s acclaimed adventure, Judgment, that hit PS4 back in 2018, before making the move to PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia just last month.
Lost Judgment: Sabakarezaru Kioku, (or Lost Judgment: Unjudged Memory), will once again see streetwise investigator Takayuki Yagama attempting to crack another tough case of murder ‘n’ mayhem. A gruesome revenge killing in the neon-stained district of Yokohama begins a increasingly violent spiral of events. Tasked with the case, Yagama embarks on a grim, dangerous, and terrifyingly personal investigation that will tear his belief in justice to its very core.
While players will return to the streets of Yokohama to interrogate suspects, search for clues, and lay more than a few punches and kicks to some unlucky domes, Lost Judgment will also see our hero go undercover at the local high school, where he will engage in lighthearted activities while helping out the students with their own personal issues. Typical of Team Yakuza’s pedigree, Lost Judgment will also feature a plethora of amusing side-activities for when the player needs to take a break from the sequel’s dark narrative.
Lost Judgment will launch worldwide on PS4, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S September 24. You can check out the full reveal stream below. The narrative trailer begins at 04:50, with early gameplay footage spotlit at 14:00, and a fan Q&A session at 17:50.