The team behind the recent Fist of the North Star title and the Yakuza games have announced a “detective action” game named Project Judge or Judge Eyes: Shinigami no Yuigon. The PS4 title has a demo out now and will officially debut over in Japan, Asia, and Korea on December 13th, 2018. The Western version will hit store shelves and the digital scene sometime in 2019.
Project Judge takes place in modern-day Tokyo, Japan, following a serial murder case. The main protagonist is a fierce idealistic ex-defense lawyer turned private detective named Takayuki Yagami, a man of conviction who fights for his beliefs, despite the overwhelming despair surrounding him.
Contrary to Yagami, Mitsuru Kuroiwa is a detective with the Tokyo Police Department’s Organized Crime Division, known for his leadership skills and high successful arrest rate in Kamurocho. Kuroiwa is a talented officer who plays by the rules and sees unknown elements like Yagami as a “dangerous nuisance.”
Project Judge is said to be a courtroom thriller with a side of action that embodies the feeling of playing a detective. The game will have players utilizing key investigative skills in conjunction with unique gameplay features to unveil the truth hidden at the game’s core.
If all of that sounds interesting, you can check out the official trailer right here thanks to SegaAmerica:
“SEGA of America is proud to announce that the new courtroom thriller from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios, Project JUDGE (working title), will release in 2019 on the PlayStation®4. Project JUDGE will feature the voice acting talents of Japanese actor/artist Takuya Kimura as the game’s main protagonist, Takayuki Yagami.”
If the story trailer has your interest piqued you can check out the official gameplay trailer showing all kinds of stuff right here. The gameplay video also comes from Sega America’s YouTube channel:
Project Judge or Judge Eyes: Shinigami no Yuigon will launch in Japan, Asia, and Korea on December 13th, 2018. The Western version will release sometime in 2019. However, if you want to try the demo that’s out in Japan, you can by heading over to store.playstation.com/ja-jp.