The well-known Yakuza series has been around for quite some time and since it’s inception in 2005 SEGA has delivered over a dozen mainline and spin-off entries across multiple platforms. Resulting in total sales for the series surpassing the 10 million units last year alone.
This time around, the game will not focus on organizaed crime, but the complete opposite. Judge Eyes sees players in the shoes of the private eye Takayuki Yagami. The character is forced to use his “investigate skills” in order to resolve the mysteries.
Now, the studio behind Yakuza has announced a brand new property that sees a transition from the organized crime side to law and order.
Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi fueatures this new game that for the time being does not have many details.
However, some screenshots that have shown up following the announcement. These suggest that the game will features branching dialog, combat mechanics, and the use of stealth.
While players seem to be placed on the other side of the law this time around, Yakuza’s action adventure beat-em-up style is still on display
There is a demo out in Japan ahead of the game’s official launch later this year. The only way for anyone else to get a chance to play the demo would be to link a Playstation Network account to the region. Players should keep an eye for the demo beacuse SEGA accidentally released their Yakuza 6 demo earlier in the year with access to the whole game.
What is Yakuza?
Yakuza, known in Japan as Ryū ga Gotoku (Japanese: 龍が如く, “Like a Dragon”). It is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Sega for the PlayStation 2. Yakuza was released in Japan in 2005. Outside Japan the following year. The story follows a yakuza named Kazuma Kiryu.
After spending ten years in jail for a crime he did not commit, learns that 10 billion yen has been stolen from the Tojo clan. This is the criminal underworld is searching for. He finds an orphaned girl Haruka who is being targeted by the clan. She is believed to have the key for their lost money, and he resolves to protect her. The game takes place in Kamurocho, which is a realistic recreation of Tokyo’s Kabukicho.
Judge Eyes is scheduled to release in 2019 for PlayStation 4.