SEGA has officially revealed the sequel to Judgment – and it’s coming sooner than you may think.
Revealed today during a special ‘Judgment Day’ live stream, Ryu Ga Gotoku has announced Lost Judgment, a sequel to 2019’s Judgment. Directly following the events of the first game, players reprise the role of detective Yagami – but this time he has new cases to work on, and the odds appear to be greater than ever.
Described by its developers as a ‘legal suspense action game’, this time Yagami will primarily be working on a case brought about by a guilty jury verdict. A murder took place – one which ended up going viral on the internet – but the culprit remains at large.
There are new locations to explore in Lost Judgment; this time, the primary location is the city of Yokohama. Its streets provide a new backdrop for the game, with more places to explore. Yagami will also spend some of his time in a local school, where he’ll be going undercover to help his case.
The school provides a location for some side content – known as School Stories – to provide a bit of comic relief alongside the more serious main story. Here, you’ll be able to partake in humorous minigames such as dancing.
The team has worked hard to produce a game that’s bigger and better than its predecessor in every way. This time, you’ll have more combat moves at your disposal; Yagami now has three fighting styles – Crane, Tiger and Snake. So, while Yagami’s still lethal when facing off against multiple enemies or when fighting one-on-one, thanks to the more merciful Snake style he can now disarm and subdue opponents if needs be.
Investigations have been improved too, allowing for extra depth when trying to solve a case. And Yagami has more skills under his belt than ever; Lost Judgment hones in more on his athletic capabilities, so expect to be able to scale buildings, wall run and more. Of course, the chase sequences return too.
Lost Judgment is set to launch on 24th September – and for the first time, it’ll be a simultaneous global launch. That means it’s launching in the west on the same day it launches in Japan. Ryu Ga Gotoku studio has revealed it hopes to make this the case for all of its games going forward.
You can see Lost Judgment’s trailer and hear more about the game in the announcement video below.