Project JUDGE is Now Called Judgment, Still Coming in 2019

Check Out the Latest Trailer for Judgment

SEGA’s Project JUDGE, from the developers of the Yakuza games, has been given an official name. Revealed at the Kinda Funny Games Showcase, the game is now simply called Judgment in the US.

Known as Judge Eyes in Japan, Judgment will follow disgraced defense lawyer Takayuki Yagami who has to investigate a series of murders of Yakuza who have all had their eyes removed. Gross! The game is expected to launch in the Summer of 2019 on PS4.

Judgment, while not a sequel to the Yakuza series, is set in the same shared universe. In fact, Judgment takes place in Kamurocho, the same fictional Tokyo district from the Yakuza series. Don’t expect any cameos though as project lead Toshihiro Nagoshi told IGN Japan that cameos “could draw people out of this new experience, so that’s why I didn’t want to include them.”


According to the game’s producer Kazuki Hosokawa, the game will offer a lengthy campaign spanning somewhere between 30 and 35 hours. If you add side missions to the mix, players can expect an estimated 75 to 80 hours of gameplay. On top of that, collecting all the trophies could result in a 100 or 200 hour time sink.

It also appears that players can choose between English or Japan voice acting in the final product. It’s also running on the same graphics engine as Yakuza 6: The Song of Life.

Are you looking forward to Judgment? Let us know what you think of the latest trailer in the comments section below.