Yakuza transforms to turn-based RPG, studio’s action gameplay to continue through Lost Judgement

The trailer of Lost Judgement was released on Friday, with the game set to launch on September 24, 2021.
Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 9 May 2021 10:40 pm

Yakuza transforms to turn-based RPG

Ryu ga Gotoku Studios has launched the much-anticipated trailer of Lost Judgement, which will be based on studio’s famous action-based brawler style. On the other hand, the Yakuza series will continue to be a turn-based RPG which was introduced in Yakuza: Like a Dragon that turned out to be a huge success.

Yakuza creator sheds light on the move

In a conversation with IGN, Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi and producer Kazuki Hosokawa opened up on what the future holds for the franchise. They said, “The Yakuza series has been transformed into a turn-based RPG. On the other hand, over the years, Ryu ga Gotoku Studio has accumulated resources and know-how of making flashy and exhilarating action games that are effortless to enjoy. We decided that we should let our signature action gameplay live on through Lost Judgment.”

Hence, the studio is making sure that they cater to the needs and interests of all types of gamers through this strategic move. While the fans of Brawler games can switch to Lost Judgement, the turn-based games lovers can indeed stick with Yakuza.

What can fans expect from Lost Judgement?

The trailer of Lost Judgement has certainly created a lot of buzz among the fans. The sequel of Judgement will be released worldwide on PlayStation and Xbox consoles on September 24, 2021. The game will be very similar to old Yakuza games and the protagonist (Yagami) will mostly be able to switch between various martial arts styles in the game.

In Lost Judgement, detective Yagami will be partnered with ex-Yakuza Masaharu Kaito as they investigate a curious case. The protagonist will also have access to new Snake style stance which will allow him to use the energy of enemies against them as he could deflect the attacks made on him. Between the cities of Yokohama and Kamurocho, the players will travel as they try to solve the case.

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