Project Judge Gets New Commercials Ahead of Japanese Launch, Event in Taipei
Sega released two new commercials for PS4 exclusive Project Judge. An event with Takuya Kimura and Toshihiro Nagoshi was also held in Taipei.
Sega released two short TV commercials for Project Judge in Japan. In fifteen seconds, the first commercial shows how similar and yet completely different Project Judge is compared to Yakuza games. It includes features such as tailing, spying, eavesdropping, infiltration, lockpicking, disguises and more. Protagonist Takayuki Yagami’s fighting styles are quite different than Yakuza characters too. Meanwhile, the second commercial focuses more on the game’s story.
Project Judge releases in ten days in Japan, so its promotion machine is at full throttle. Takuya Kimura, who acts protagonist Takayuki Yagami, and General Director Toshihiro Nagoshi were at Taipei, Taiwan, on December 2, to promote the game. Takuya Kimura’s old group, SMAP, used to be one of the most popular Japanese boys band ever, its popularity reaching all of Asia. According to 4gamer, many of his fans attended the event, and Yakuza Studio games are quite popular in Taiwan. Kimura-san played the game live as well. You can see some footage of the Taipei event below, after the two commercials.
Project Judge currently has a second demo available on the Japanese PlayStation Store. It allows you to play through the game’s first chapter. The demo’s save data can be carried over to the main game. You can also read more about the game’s characters, story, and minigames, and read about the Friend Event system.
Project Judge releases exclusively for PS4, on December 13 in Japan and in 2019 in the west.