Yakuza Spin-Off Judgment Heading To Next-Gen Consoles On April 23

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Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s Judgment is getting the next-gen treatment on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S on April 23, Sega announced today. It will come bundled with all previously released DLC for $39.99.

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A Yakuza game in everything but name, Judgment follows Takayuki Yagami as he private detectives his way through the fictional streets of familiar franchise locale Kamurocho.

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When Judgment first came west in 2019, Kotaku’s Luke Plunkett had mixed feelings about the game, praising its “kinder, gentler, more intimate” spin on the Yakuza formula while also finding issues with its investigative gameplay.

Judgment will reportedly run at 60 fps on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S and take advantage of the platforms’ more powerful hardware for faster loading times.

Staff Writer, Kotaku

DISCUSSION

Is the upgrade free if I have a PS4 copy? After initially enjoying this, I got kinda bored of it and put it down. I’d consider revisiting this on my PS5 if I don’t have to pay for it again.