Project Judge has a new title and tons of new information shining a light on the thrilling courtroom drama from the minds behind the legendary Yakuza games. Sega has announced the title change is part of the Western release of the game, which is titled Judge Eyes in Japan.
Sega released two short TV commercials for Project Judge in Japan a while back as well. You can find those down below, along with the full announcement trailer for the game’s Western release. The game will launch Japan on December 13, 2018 and the West in Summer 2019.
The game features a ton of great voice talent too, bringing the experimental game to life should be a lot easier with such a star-studded cast. Names such as Crispin Freeman, Matthew Mercer, Cherami Leigh, Yuri Lowenthal, James Hong, Ed O’Ross, Amy Walker, Matt Yang King, Fred Tatasciore, Brian McNamara, as well as guest appearances by SungWon Cho, Cristina Vee, Max Mittelman, and many more will have parts in the game.
In terms of gameplay, there’s a fair bit of variance and different elements to make the game more enjoyable and varied. Protagonist Takayuki Yagami must use subterfuge, including deception, lockpicking and disguises, to uncover clues about an increasingly complex and intertwining cases. And sometimes you’ll even need to engage in combat gameplay that’s very similar to the fighting styles from the Yakuza games. And there’s even tons of mini-games which fans of these kinds of games are sure to enjoy. Drone races, Darts, and even some classic Sega arcade games like Motor Raid, Fighting Vipers, Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone are all included, and that’s just scratching the surface.
Various members of the development team, and some actors playing major characters, were on hand in Taipei, Taiwan, on December 2, to promote the game. You can find some video footage from that event below as well.