Sega and developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio have announced that they will be bringing Judgment to both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series on April 23.
Judgment launched here in the west back in June 2019 on PlayStation 4 and is a spin-off of sorts of the Yakuza franchise from the same developer. The new version of the game will feature better load times, a 60 frames per second framerate, and all of the DLC content that was available for the game. It will be priced at $39.99 and will not offer a free upgrade for those who owned it on PS4. I reviewed the game back in 2019 and you can go here to read my thoughts on it.
You can watch the trailer and read more about Judgment below.
Judgment takes advantage of the new hardware with refined visuals in 60 frames per second along with improved load times and includes all previously released downloadable content on these three platforms.
Praised as “the best crime drama not on TV” by the Hollywood Reporter, Judgment was originally released on PlayStation 4 in 2019. The remastered Judgment marks the gritty tale’s debut on Xbox and Stadia.
Judgment is an action thriller that puts players in the shoes of Takayuki Yagami, disgraced attorney turned rugged private detective, as he uncovers the mystery behind a grisly series of murders. Joined by his partner, ex-yazuka Masaharu Kaito, Yagami must claw his way through Kamurocho’s criminal underground to unravel the truth—as painful as it may be.
In addition to locale, Judgment takes on the classic hallmarks of the Yakuza series through the eyes of Yagami. Fans will recognize rough-and-tumble street fights, engrossing side missions with locals, and comedy breaks with mini-games. Judgment ups the ante with emphasis on investigative gameplay tracking suspects and discovering clues as Yagami walks the thin line of justice in a world of corruption. Packed with a thrilling story, filmic combat and a cast of intense characters, Judgment will keep all aspiring private detectives on their toes.