The last few years have seen Sega’s Yakuza series expanding massively, and that success has gone hand-in-hand with pretty much all of its games becoming available on additional platforms beyond PlayStation, including PC. While the spinoff duo of Judgment and Lost Judgment had stayed away from the platform until now, recent ESRB ratings indicated that that would soon change.
Now, it’s been made official. Sega has announced that both Judgment and Lost Judgment will be available on PC via Steam later today. The announcement is a significant one, because as per reports last year, Sega had had disagreements with Johnny and Associates, the talent agency for actor Takuya Kimura – who plays the role of Judgment protagonist Takayuki Yagami – with the agency being unwilling to let the likeness of the actor appear on PC.
With Yakuza having made its switch to turn-based JRPG gameplay permanent, Judgment and Lost Judgment, with their classic brawler gameplay, have become fan-favourites. Make sure to read our reviews for both games through the links.
Meanwhile, Sega and developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio have also revealed a bunch of new upcoming Yakuza games (though the series’ name has now been changed to Like a Dragon in the West as well). These include Like a Dragon 8, action spinoff Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name starring Kazuma Kiryu, and Like a Dragon: Ishin!, which is a full remake of Yakuza Ishin.