Developer Ryu ga Gotoku Studio has confirmed during an interview with IGN that the Yakuza franchise is sticking with its new turn-based RPG direction following the success of Yakuza: Like A Dragon. Instead, Lost Judgment will continue the series’ original action-based gameplay mechanic.
Asked if Judgment will carry the torch for the traditional Yakuza template with all-out action brawling, Toshihiro Nagoshi and Kazuki Hosokawa replied:
That’s right. The Yakuza series has been transformed into a turn-based RPG. On the other hand, over the year, 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 Judgement.
So there you have it. If you’re disappointed how the Yakuza of old is seemingly gone for good, then you’ll still have Judgment to satisfy your cravings for curb-stomping action-based shenanigans.
Lost Judgment is coming to PS5 and PS4 on September 24, 2021, and will take place in Kamurocho and Yokohama.
[Source – IGN]