After teasing an upcoming announcement for the past few weeks, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has announced Lost Judgment, a sequel to the recently released Judgment, which will be launching on September 24 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S.

The sequel looks to tell a darker and more emotional story than its predecessor, as well as expanding to new environments. Series protagonist Takayuki Yagami returns, and his adventure will extend from Kamurocho to the city of Yokohama - the same environment from Yakuza: Like A Dragon. The new entry will contain the franchise's familiar gameplay, while also adding new elements, such as skateboarding, boxing, and other mini-games. Unlike Yakuza: Like A Dragon, the game will also be returning to real-time combat, much like its predecessor.

This marks a first for an entry in the Yakuza franchise to launch simultaneously in the West. After years of building an audience over here, fans can now enjoy the latest entry the same time globally. It's exciting to see the franchise gain momentum, and hopefully this is a tradition that continues for upcoming entries.

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