Yakuza Studio’s Project JUDGE Looks Awesome in 30 Minutes of PS4 Pro Gameplay and Screenshots Aplenty

Watch the full demo of Project JUDGE played on PS4 Pro, alongside a nice gallery of screenshots, and enjoy the new Yakuza-not-Yakuza game.

on September 10, 2018 4:39 PM

Following today’s reveal of Project JUDGE, Also Known As JUDGE EYES: Testament of the Reaper in Japan, Sega released a demo on the Japanese PlayStation Store.

Since not everyone is willing to make a Japanese PSN account and download over 7 gigabytes of data, we did it for you, and we just played the full demo. If you want to see what it looks like, you can enjoy the full recording at the bottom of the post, alongside a nice gallery of screenshots.

The demo was recorded on PS4 Pro, and let me tell you this game has plenty of potential.

In many ways, it feels like Yakuza, which shouldn’t be surprising because it uses the same engine and it’s even in the same location (Kamurocho, the fictional version of Tokyo’s Kabukicho red light district). Everything is instantly familiar, but the gameplay isn’t exactly the same.

This time around you play a detective, and while fighting is basically Yakuza-not-Yakuza, heat actions included, the gameplay focuses a lot more on investigation, including recognizing a suspect from an identikit and tailing him.

Not only the game looks awesome, but its familiar-but-not-too much gameplay instantly charmed me.

If you want to learn more about the game after you watch the video and screenshots below, you can check out plenty of screenshots, and the first trailers and details about the western release.

The game will release in Japan on December 13th exclusively for PS4. A western release will come, still for PS4 only, in 2019.

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