Ahead of asserting the highly-anticipated Judgment sequel yesterday, Ryu ga Gotoku Studio confirmed to IGN that the Yakuza collection will retain the recently-introduced turn-based RPG model following the success of Yakuza: Like A Dragon.

“That’s right, the Yakuza series has been transformed into a turn-based RPG,” mentioned creator Toshihiro Nagoshi and producer Kazuki Hosokawa. “On the other hand, over the years, Ryu ga Gotoku Studio has accumulated resources and know-how of making flashy and exhilarating action games that are effortless to enjoy. We decided that we should let our signature action gameplay live on through Lost Judgment.”

In different phrases, the unique model of Yakuza will reside on via its spin-off collection. The developer’s assertion to IGN additionally gives the look that Ryu ga Gotoku Studio has plans to proceed engaged on the Judgment collection ought to Lost Judgment additionally achieve success like its predecessor.

Speaking of success, Nagoshi revealed through the Lost Judgment livestream that each SEGA and Ryu ga Gotoku Studio will goal to launch all future Yakuza and Judgment video games globally on the identical date. This will begin with Lost Judgment, which is scheduled to launch worldwide on September 24th this yr.

“We heard your plea for a sequel to Judgment from all around the world, and we’re excited to announce the latest entry to the series, Lost Judgment!” mentioned Ryu ga Gotoku Studio. “Fans told us just how much they enjoyed the fast-paced action of the original game, so we’ve powered it up for the sequel. Investigations, unique to the Judgment series, have also received an upgrade.”

Did our readers get pleasure from Yakuza: Like A Dragon‘s turn-based mechanics?

[Source: IGN, PushSquare]