Yakuza developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio wrapped up the Yakuza series nicely with this year’s Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, and now they’ll be taking on new projects. They have announced just that today, with the company announcing “legal suspense action” game Project Judge.
This title is currently a working title, with the game’s official Japanese title being Judge Eyes: Shinigami no Yuigon. It’s set to launch in that region on December 13th, with the western release slated for some point in 2019. The following is a snippet from the press release (via gematsu.com):
“Sega is proud to announce that the new courtroom thriller from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios, Project Judge (working title), will release in 2019 on the PlayStation 4. Project Judge will feature the voice acting talents of Japanese actor / artist Takuya Kimura as the game’s main protagonist, Takayuki Yagami.
Project Judge takes place in modern day Tokyo, following a serial murder case. The main protagonist, private detective Takayuki Yagami (played by Takuya Kimura), is a man of conviction who fights for his beliefs, despite the overwhelming despair surrounding him. Kimura has met extensively with the game’s development team to craft this protagonist, dedicating more than 1,000 minutes of voice recording time for his lines. By putting forth so much effort in developing this role, Project Judge aims to redefine what it means to truly bring a character to life.”
We’ll bring you more information on the game as it becomes available, but you can check out a pair of trailers below in the meantime.