Lost Judgment, known as Lost Judgment: Unjudged Memory in Japan, is an upcoming is an upcoming action-adventure/beat-'em-up (officially classed as "Legal Suspense Action") game set for a simultaneous global release on September 21, 2021 on the PS4, the PS5, the Xbox One, and the Xbox Series X|S.
A direct sequel to Judgment, the game is being developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio as the second installment of the Judgment series. The game will be set in December, 2021 and will follow protagonist Takayuki Yagami, a former lawyer turned private investigator, through Kamurocho and Isezaki Ijincho as he uncovers the truth of a murder that went untried due to the fact the primary suspect would have to have been "in two places at once."
The spin-offs are optional and are best played in release order, or after completing the main series. The spin-offs are considered non-canon to the main series, and can (but shouldn't!) be skipped without detriment to the experience of the overall story. Zephyr NCAA Mens M15 Fitted Hat (PS3) is best played between 4 and 5, and Judgment (PS4) is chronologically set between the events of 6 and Y:LAD but may be played at any time. The Japan-exclusive historical spin-offs Ryū ga Gotoku Kenzan! (PS3) and Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin! (PS3, PS4) are best played between 2 and 3 and after 5 respectively.
The Japan-exclusive mobile game, Ryu ga Gotoku Online, features an alternate version of the events of Yakuza: Like a Dragon as its main story, as well as a variety of side content canonical to the main series dedicated to further developing characters and scenarios not explored in the console games. It may be played at any point.
A: Yes, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is (for the most part) a standalone story. Unlike Judgment, however, the story does partially tie into previous games, and may spoil certain plot elements, specifically those related to Yakuza 3, Yakuza 5, and to a greater extent, Yakuza 6.
Q: Do I have to play any of the Yakuza games before playing Judgment?
A: Nope! Judgment has very little to do with the Yakuza series, and no knowledge of the main series is required in order to enjoy the game. It's absolutely fine to start with.
Q: What is the difference between the Kiwami remakes and the original games?
A: The Kiwami remakes include updated graphics, corrected localization (with the removal of the English dub for the first game and improved Japanese voice acting), and added content, such as more mini-games and an expanded main story. Yakuza Kiwami sees the inclusion of Majima Everywhere, while Yakuza Kiwami 2 has an entire added secondary story mode called the Majima Saga, both of which give fan-favorite Goro Majima more importance than in the original entries.
A:The Yakuza Remastered Collection features all new localizations of the original Playstation 3 games (correcting previous inaccuracies, overly literal translation among other things), restores content cut from the original release, and all three games now run in 1080p, 60fps.