Project Judge Renamed Judgment, Headed West in Summer 2019 - VGChartz
Project Judge Renamed Judgment, Headed West in Summer 2019

Project Judge Renamed Judgment, Headed West in Summer 2019 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 December 2018 / 1,755 Views

SEGA announced Project Judge has been renamed Judgment and will launch for the PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe in summer 2019. It will also launch in Japan on Thursday December 13. 

View the announcement trailer below:

Here is an overview of the game:

Judgment marks the first time in over 12 years that a game set in the Yakuza series universe has received an English dub for its Western release, the last one being the original Yakuza for the PlayStation 2 in 2006. As a result, some extra work was put in to make Judgment‘s English dub a little more complex than most. We wanted to make sure that we preserve the original Japanese script of Judgment as faithfully as possible. Here’s a breakdown of Judgment‘s dub / subtitle features:

  • Dual Audio: Players can switch between the Japanese and English voice-over tracks at any point during the game. Experience Judgment using whichever language you prefer!
  • Dual Subtitles: Subtitles change based on which audio track is selected – Japanese or English. Japanese voice subtitles are presented in a way that represents the traditional Yakuza experience while English voice subtitles match the English script.
  • Localization Pedigree: Judgment’s localization has been handled in-house by SEGA of America’s talented Yakuza series localization team.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Spike0503 (on 08 December 2018)

I'm sub-only kind of guy but it makes sense that they need a dub to make it more mainstream. They're doing it the right way with dual audio so everybody wins unlike that BS Drakengard 3 did by making the Japanese voices DLC with an extra cost.

Bristow9091 (on 08 December 2018)

Coming from the Yakuza team I'm actually surprised they went with English voice overs at all, it's actually one of the only game series I MUST play with Japanese voices... but the option is always there anyway so meh.

Mr Puggsly (on 08 December 2018)

Well putting English in there is a good way to attract western gamers. If it fails in the west though, they probably won't bother in the sequel. Much like Yazkua.

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Bristow9091 (on 08 December 2018)

Yeah that's very true, although it doesn't bother me anyway for the simple fact that Japanese voice overs are still an option, lol. I just hope it does well enough over here to warrant any potential sequels, they're a very talented team!

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Mr Puggsly (on 08 December 2018)

If they want it to do well in the west, bring it to Xbox and PC as well. That makes it available to significantly more western gamers.

Its really annoying how Japanese studios randomly support Xbox and PC. Compared to most Japanese games this feels perfect for the west but appears to be exclusive. Go figure.

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Errorist76 (on 09 December 2018)

Mr P Just take a look at japanese game sales in comparison to PS4 and you'll know why they don't bother with an XBox port. (Recent examples being MHW and FFXV)

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Mr Puggsly (on 09 December 2018)

What are you babbling about? Both games likely sold over a million with digital sales. That's worth a port, a relatively simple port job given X1 is similar specs.

Bringing Justice to Xbox kinda makes sense for the genre and presentation. Meanwhile, Sega bring Valkyria games Xbox with little sales potential. It seems like you dont even think while responding to me, I shouldnt have to explain this.

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