The latest game from the creator behind the Yakuza franchise.
Judge Eyes is an action-adventure open world video game, and a spin-off of Yakuza series. The game is scheduled to release in Japan in December 13, 2018 for the Playstation 4, and summer 2019 for Western/localized releases.
The game employs fighting system similar to the one from Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami where players can change into different styles. Additionally, it stars an investigation mode where the player has to find traces of the criminal.
A lawyer pulls off a miracle, only to have the verdict cost him everything. Now, as a string of murders casts a shroud over the city and the law begins to fail, justice cannot afford to be blind.
The son of a murdered lawyer, Takayuki Yagami was raised on the streets of Kamurocho by a yakuza patriarch who paves the way for Yagami to follow in his real father's footsteps. Taking a job at the Genda Law Office, Yagami accepts a high-profile case: Proving Shinpei Okubo, a man suspected of murder, innocent.
Against all odds, Yagami succeeds and is hailed as a hero, but his prolific career is short-lived. Only months later, Okubo brutally murders his girlfriend, stabbing her over ten times with a kitchen knife before setting their apartment on fire.
Yagami becomes the lawyer who let a murderer walk - and everything he had worked for comes crashing down.
Three years later, Yagami has taken off his lawyer's badge to run a small detective agency in the red-light district of Kamurocho, scraping by on odd jobs and evidence collection.
But even a city as seedy as this is shaken by a string of serial murders, where the victims' bodies are discovered with their eyes gouged out. Yagami is drawn into the case by his old law firm, where he discovers that in order to bring this killer to light, he must seek the truth that slipped from his grasp three years ago. But can a man haunted by his failures prevail over his own past?The game follows the story of Takayuki Yagami (portrayed by Takuya Kimura), a former lawyer who turned into a private investigator. In 2018, Kamurocho was shocked by a series of murders where three yakuza members from Kansai region were murdered in the span of three months, prompting Yagami to dig deep into the underworld to solve the case.