It’s no secret that we love our Yakuza here at WellPlayed. We scored the last two entries, Yakuza Kiwami 2 and Yakuza 6 an 8.5 and a 9/10, respectively and thoroughly enjoyed Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s other recent effort Fist of the North Star immensely.
No surprise then that we’ve been eagerly anticipating the Western release of the new Yakuza spinoff, Judgment since its announcement last year.
If you’ve been following us, you’ll no doubt already know that Judgment’s release is a little bit unique in that fans who preorder the game digitally through PSN will be able to start playing next Friday July 21, a full four days ahead of the actual release date of Tuesday July 25. If this is news to you or you’d forgetten, well, consider this your final reminder.
Unfortunately, while we’ve always brought you our in-depth reviews of these games as soon as the global embargo allows, we weren’t able to secure review code this time around. We’ll be sure to share our thoughts over in our Facebook community and on the weekly WellPlayed DLC podcast, though!