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Yakuza spinoff Judgment is coming to Xbox Series X, S on April 23

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Judgment Image (Image credit: Sega (screenshot))

What you need to know

  • Judgment is a spinoff title in the long-running Yakuza franchise.
  • The game puts players in the shoes of a lawyer turned private eye, investigating grisly crimes.
  • Judgment is coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PS5 and Stadia on April 23, 2021.

The Yakuza series has been steadily making its way to Xbox platforms over the course of the last year. Now, Sega and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio have announced today that Yakuza spinoff Judgment is coming to Xbox Series X, S as well as PS5 and Stadia. This title sees players working as a lawyer-turned-detective named Takayuki Yagami, who investigates a sinister plot.

You can check out the announcement trailer below:

Judgment was first available for PS4 in Japan in December 2018, before releasing on PS4 worldwide in June 2019. This new version of Judgment is coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PS5 and Stadia on April 23, 2021. The trailer promises 60 FPS gameplay and "refined visuals," though it's important to note there's no free upgrade for players on PS4. There's also no word of a PC version at the moment.

The latest mainline entry in the Yakuza series is Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which we noted in our review was a modern JRPG masterpiece, heavily changing up the gameplay while keeping the core themes, plot and humor of prior games intact.

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.