The trailer is in Japanese, but it’s still a good showcase of everything that’s being added or updated. Tailing, chasing, and investigation missions are still present, but have received a few tweaks. Tailing thankfully looks a little more involved, and Yagami’s chasing skill have been improved with some extra parkour.
Yagami’s movement in general is even more acrobatic than the first game, giving him a larger moveset outside of battles. While fighting, Yagami now also has access to the snake style, countering opponents stylishly.
One omission from Judgment was karaoke, a staple of the Yakuza series. While it doesn’t seem to be showing up in Lost Judgment either, it does at least have a fun replacement in the form of dancing.
Between, racing, skateboarding, and a collection of other activities, there’ll be plenty of ways to distract yourself from what might end up being a darker game compared to its predecessor (which already featured a pretty serious story to begin with).
Lost Judgment launches September 24, 2021 worldwide for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. There are rumours that a PC release wont happen due to issues with the main actor’s talent agency, though nothing is confirmed.
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