Judgment: New Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Flashy Combat Action

Yagami shows off his ass-kicking prowess.
A new combat trailer for Judgment has been released by SEGA.
A new combat trailer for Judgment has been released by SEGA. SEGA

The spin-off of the Yakuza series, Judgment, has released a combat-packed gameplay trailer.

The trailer features Yagami in the middle of his investigations in the chaotic districts of Japan. He is a self-trained martial artist who can switch between two powerful styles whenever he wants. The Tiger and the Crane style each have a different purpose. One style is good for individual head-to-head combat and the other is useful when Yagami is outnumbered. Martial arts are not the only thing Yagami is good at, as he also has a hand for weapons. From a pair of chopsticks up to the mighty bicycle, he can make use of anything at hand.

Now that we’re finally over the Pierre Taki controversy that happened a few months ago, which led to halted sales of the game all throughout Japan, Sega is starting to hype us up for the Western release on June 25. The halted sales in Japan will resume after the release of a new version on July 18.

Judgment is an action-adventure video game developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and was published by Sega exclusively for PlayStation 4 last December in Japan.

The game is about Takayuki Yagami, the son of a murdered lawyer. He grew up on the streets of Kamurocho. Yagami follows in his biological father’s foortsteps with the help of a yakuza patriarch. He took a job in the Genda Law Office and accepted a high-profile case. He miraculously succeeded and proved Shinpei Okubu innocent from a murder case. This accomplishment led him to great heights, he was praised by everybody. Little did he know that this victory would also be the cause of his downfall.

A few months after this, Okubo mercilessly killed Yagami’s girlfriend by stabbing her more than 10 times, and as if this wasn’t enough, Okubo even set their apartment on fire. This event instantly turned Yagami from a hero to a lawyer who let a murderer roam freely.

Three years passed since Yagami quit being a lawyer to manage a small detective agency in the red-light district of the streets he grew up in. He now lives off odd jobs along with some evidence gathering.

The city is plunged into chaos as bodies with their eyes gouged out are found. The string of serial killings is beginning to draw Yagami in as he figures out that in order to catch this killer, he must go back and fix his mistakes from three years ago. Yagami now needs to turn his biggest failure into a success.

As a PlayStation 4 exclusive, Judgment will release on June 25. You can pre-order your own copy right now for $59.99. Are you thrilled to see this action-packed game next month? Tell us about it.


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