Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Jun 022023

June is here, our mystery game celebration is at an end, and the contest winners are in the process of being notified.

Now it’s time to catch up on one of the exciting announcements that occurred during May: a new RGG Summit!

Last week, RGG Studio announced that a new RGG Summit will be held on June 16 at 12:00 JST (June 15 at 8 PM PT / 11 PM ET).

No specific details have been provided, so we don’t really know what to expect.

Last year, the first-ever RGG Summit was held in September, and it was quite an event. Like a Dragon: Ishin was revealed the night before at the State of Play, followed by a closer look and the release date announcement at RGG Summit. They didn’t stop there, officially revealing Like a Dragon 8 and announcing Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name at the same event. And while it wasn’t officially part of the summit, Judgment and Lost Judgment dropped on PC the same day.

Will this year’s RGG Summit be just as exciting?

Two reasonable expectations are to get a release date for Like a Dragon Gaiden, which is due out this year, and possibly a new trailer for Like a Dragon 8.

Now, how about some less likely guesses about what we could see?

  • New IP – Back in 2021, RGG said in an interview that they had a new IP in development, separate from Yakuza and Judgment. The time could be right to reveal it!
  • Judgment 3 – With the Judgment games now on PC, there’s no longer any reason to believe the Judgment series is cancelled. I still haven’t played Lost Judgment, but I’d be ecstatic if a third entry was announced.
  • Dead Souls remaster – The surprisingly enjoyable zombie spin-off never received a remaster like the others, and that would be a perfect surprise to slot in between the larger entries.
  • Kenzan remake – This is the least likely one, as they said a Kenzan remake would require considerably more work than Ishin. Still, Ishin seemed like a pipe dream until the sudden announcement last year.
  • Something from one of their other series – It’s easy to forget that RGG Studio has also worked on Binary Domain, Monkey Ball, and Virtua Fighter, so one of those would be fair game for an RGG Summit.

One way or another, we’ll find out on June 15.

The RGG Summit is only one of many showcases set for June. Yes, we’ve got another Not-E3 lining up nicely, so we’ll talk more about that soon.

What do you think will be featured at RGG Summit 2023?

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