Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios Unveil Their Next Work Currently Named: Project JUDGE

Now that the developers of Yakuza have ended the Kiryu story, it is time to work on the next project.

In prep for Tokyo Game show,SEGA unveil their next game code named Judge Eyes, or Project JUDGE for the West. This game is a Detective, courtroom-thriller that is in the setting of Kamurocho.


Here is the details from SEGA:

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.


Other talented actors, including Akira Nakao, Kenichi Takito, Shosuke Tanihara, and Pierre Taki were brought in to play the game’s supporting roles. Additionally, the rock band ALEXANDROS enhances the drama to its peak with the original theme song Arpeggio and feature song, Your Song. This game is developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios headed by Sega Chief Product Officer Toshihiro Nagoshi. The studio is known primarily for their work on the Yakuza series, which has sold over 11 million copies worldwide. To create an experience in line with the studio’s core belief to “Create enjoyable games that address mature themes” the team spent more than 3 years developing Project JUDGE‘s story and characters.

Along side the story trailer, they also released a gameplay trailer.

Other details they released are the actors that will be involved, such as Takaya Kimura, Akira Nakao, and Kenichi Takito. The music was done by  Alexandros, in which they expressed excitement and honored to be part o the project.  Also shown off is some screenshots of the game.

The only thing I can say from all this is: SHOW ME MORE!  If Yakuza was any proof for Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios, then this may be the next best thing.

Project Judge launches in Japan, Asia, and South Korea on December 13, 2018, for PlayStation 4. The game launches in the West in 2019. A demo is currently available to download in the Japan PSN store.

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