Operation Backlog Completion 2024
May 072021

Judgment Day is here, and our dreams have come true – a full sequel called Lost Judgment has been announced for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Not only that, but it will be out on September 24… worldwide.

They’re also going to aim for global releases from now on, which is exciting news for sure!

And for fans who were worried about the combat system, Lost Judgment retains the action combat of the previous game, while Yakuza will continue using turn-based combat.

Lost Judgment was officially revealed during this morning’s Judgment Day live stream, which began with the announcement trailer and then went into greater detail about the game.

Lost Judgment follows Yagami as he investigates a new case that takes him to Yokohama, and the story looks like it could be just as dark and thrilling as the original’s… maybe even darker.

First off, I’m just excited for the story. I loved the story in Judgment, even more than Yakuza 0’s story! The trailer teases a lot of things and has already sparked some dark theories about what might happen, and I can’t wait to get on that wild ride again and see it through to the end. If the story comes anywhere near the first game’s level of quality, I’ll be happy.

Next, Lost Judgment takes place in both Kamurocho and Yokohama. I haven’t played Like a Dragon yet to see Yokohama, but I’m excited to have a new city to explore. The live stream also gave us a glimpse at some of the mini-games in Lost Judgment, including dancing and a game with toy cars.

A high school plays an important role in the story, and Yagami will go undercover at the school to gather information. The school section will include more lighthearted “School Stories.”

There’s also a third combat style this time around, a parry-focused style called Snake (which apparently will also be useful in the school sections so you don’t have to punch teenagers), and the investigation system has been improved based on things they learned from the first game.

I am so excited for Lost Judgment! Once again, it will be out on September 24 worldwide (with dual audio and dual subtitles again). Best Buy will have an exclusive steelbook, but no Collector’s Edition has been announced yet. Either way, I’m getting it day one. Now I just need to figure out what to do since there are only a couple of weeks between Tales of Arise and Lost Judgment…

What are your thoughts on Lost Judgment? Are you excited for a new Judgment game?

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  2 Responses to “Lost Judgment Announced With a September 24 Global Release Date”

  1. I am glad they are not going to have punching teenagers… but I am trying to prepare for the inevitable, awkward in-game teenage crushes on Yagami…

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