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For those that don't know, it was rumored a few months back that Sega was having trouble negotiating with the talent agency for the actor of Judgment's main character for a 3rd Judgment game. Takuya Kimura's talent agency is notoriously strict, they required his image to be edited out of some promotional materials for the Judgment games with his character instead being replaced by a silhouette, and it's even rumored that Kimura is not allowed to be seen in public with his wife because the agency doesn't want him to appear unavailable to his female fans. The sticking point over Judgment 3 seems to be that Sega wants to make a PC port, and the talent agency isn't ok with a PC version due the fact that PC games can be easily modded, and they don't want nude mods and such of Kimura to exist. 

Well, today Rya Ga Gotoku studio announced that they are working on both a sequel to Yakuza: Like A Dragon and a new IP, though nothing was mentioned about Judgment 3. Presumably it will be the Judgment team which just finished Lost Judgment who is making this new IP. It's looking like Judgment is on hiatus as a result of the negotiations breaking down. 

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/yakuza-studio-ryu-ga-gotoku-is-working-on-a-new-franchise/



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The Judgment games are ok. I would personally like something else from them.



Do we know anything else? anymore hints to what it could be?



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Sucks ass. These were a nice way to keep Yakuza fans happy who wanted the action combat which I do. Judgment 1 is second to 0 as best in series.



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Leynos said:

Sucks ass. These were a nice way to keep Yakuza fans happy who wanted the action combat which I do. Judgment 1 is second to 0 as best in series.

Soon as I heard that LaD was going to be turn based, I got put off the series, but then Judgement showed up and I was like "cool, now I gotta wait for the PC port".

Then a bunch of retarded monkeys at the VA Talent agency decided to get involved with shit they know little about, and well, now we're here, and I hope we get something action based and not what LaD is doing. 



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Chazore said:
Leynos said:

Sucks ass. These were a nice way to keep Yakuza fans happy who wanted the action combat which I do. Judgment 1 is second to 0 as best in series.

Soon as I heard that LaD was going to be turn based, I got put off the series, but then Judgement showed up and I was like "cool, now I gotta wait for the PC port".

Then a bunch of retarded monkeys at the VA Talent agency decided to get involved with shit they know little about, and well, now we're here, and I hope we get something action based and not what LaD is doing. 

If its the Judgment team working on the new IP 100% i bet it will be an Action based Yakuza spin off. Sega know the is many fans who still enjoy that style of combat and both games in the series can easy exist.

Now imo what Sega should do with Judgment is get anew Actor that they can put anywhere they want and replace the original actor for PC release, Id imagine modders would add the original actor back in and this would be a great way to fuck over that talent agency.



zero129 said:
Chazore said:

Soon as I heard that LaD was going to be turn based, I got put off the series, but then Judgement showed up and I was like "cool, now I gotta wait for the PC port".

Then a bunch of retarded monkeys at the VA Talent agency decided to get involved with shit they know little about, and well, now we're here, and I hope we get something action based and not what LaD is doing. 

If its the Judgment team working on the new IP 100% i bet it will be an Action based Yakuza spin off. Sega know the is many fans who still enjoy that style of combat and both games in the series can easy exist.

Now imo what Sega should do with Judgment is get anew Actor that they can put anywhere they want and replace the original actor for PC release, Id imagine modders would add the original actor back in and this would be a great way to fuck over that talent agency.

I dunno, because when LaD was announced as turn based, fans were overjoyed, then when it came out it sold rather well, to the point where Sega decided that part of the franchise will be TB going forward, so one could assume that is the new tried and true go-to design template for their next game.

I'm jaded with how TB has become more popular these days, so I'm not really one to look at the optimistic mindset that their next game will be purely action based (no TB, no card system etc). 

As much as Sega does release their games for and by PC, I don't see them making a special "just for you" Judgement version for PC, because that would require hiring a new actor, redoing the entire game with a new model and motion capture/lip syncing, and that won't be cheap (re-releasing that version on consoles wouldn't make much sense either, since the OG version was fine as it was, it's just the agency being a bunch of dicks). 

The only games Sega seems to go out of their way for on PC are titles like Two Point Hospital, which has a smaller budget and minimal changes that cost far less than what Judgement would require. 

Last edited by Chazore - on 18 November 2021

Step right up come on in, feel the buzz in your veins, I'm like an chemical electrical right into your brain and I'm the one who killed the Radio, soon you'll all see

So pay up motherfuckers you belong to "V"

Chazore said:
zero129 said:

If its the Judgment team working on the new IP 100% i bet it will be an Action based Yakuza spin off. Sega know the is many fans who still enjoy that style of combat and both games in the series can easy exist.

Now imo what Sega should do with Judgment is get anew Actor that they can put anywhere they want and replace the original actor for PC release, Id imagine modders would add the original actor back in and this would be a great way to fuck over that talent agency.

I dunno, because when LaD was announced as turn based, fans were overjoyed, then when it came out it sold rather well, to the point where Sega decided that part of the franchise will be TB going forward, so one could assume that is the new tried and true go-to design template for their next game.

I'm jaded with how TB has become more popular these days, so I'm not really one to look at the optimistic mindset that their next game will be purely action based (no TB, no card system etc). 

As much as Sega does release their games for and by PC, I don't see them making a special "just for you" Judgement version for PC, because that would require hiring a new actor, redoing the entire game with a new model and motion capture/lip syncing, and that won't be cheap (re-releasing that version on consoles wouldn't make much sense either, since the OG version was fine as it was, it's just the agency being a bunch of dicks). 

The only games Sega seems to go out of their way for on PC are titles like Two Point Hospital, which has a smaller budget and minimal changes that cost far less than what Judgement would require. 

Maybe in a few years time we get a remake of Judgement on PC/XsX2/PS5 with a new actor xD.

Reason why i think the judgment teams new IP will also be action based is that Sega have already turned the mainline series into turn based and judgement seems more for the fans of the action style, id imagine it will continue this way to keep both fans happy.



zero129 said:

Maybe in a few years time we get a remake of Judgement on PC/XsX2/PS5 with a new actor xD.

Reason why i think the judgment teams new IP will also be action based is that Sega have already turned the mainline series into turn based and judgement seems more for the fans of the action style, id imagine it will continue this way to keep both fans happy.

A remake or DE could definitely work in about 5-6 years (not sure if I'd wait that long lol). 

I mean it'd make sense to cater to both sides, but I've seen how RTS and ARPG's have been treated over the years, so forgive me for not seeing the greener side of things. I'm used to pubs pandering to what sells the most or what's popular at the current time. 



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So pay up motherfuckers you belong to "V"

Chazore said:
Leynos said:

Sucks ass. These were a nice way to keep Yakuza fans happy who wanted the action combat which I do. Judgment 1 is second to 0 as best in series.

Soon as I heard that LaD was going to be turn based, I got put off the series, but then Judgement showed up and I was like "cool, now I gotta wait for the PC port".

Then a bunch of retarded monkeys at the VA Talent agency decided to get involved with shit they know little about, and well, now we're here, and I hope we get something action based and not what LaD is doing. 

I think the new IP will be action based. RGG know their roots, they know that Judgment was a big seller (2nd biggest new IP all of last gen in Japan behind only Death Stranding if I'm not mistaken), they won't have both of their series being turn based.

At the very least action Yakuza fans have one more game coming, RGG has been rumored for awhile to be working on a spinoff based on Yakuza 2 villain Ryuji Goda. Supposedly it is based on the story for Yakuza Online and has maps from Yakuza 5 and 6. There is even a leaked screenshot from an early build.

RGG has also said at multiple points that they are considering giving the Kiwami remake treatment to Yakuza Kenzan and Ishin, so that is two other potential action games to look forward to.

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 18 November 2021