Sega’s Yakuza spin-off, Judgment, has recently released two new character trailers along with behind the scenes commentary from their English voice actors.
Check out the two trailers below.
The first trailer introduces the Masaharu Kaito, an ex-Yakuza from the Matsugane Family, a third tier group within the Tojo Clan. He is a friend of the main protagonist, Takayuki Yagami. Crispin Freeman is his English voice actor and he describes Kaito as “tough, rugged and loyal” and “sort of the muscle of the group.” Freeman also discusses keep the authenticity of the game’s cultural roots, noting that it is his job is to “allow an English speaking audience into the game while maintaining that Japanese flavor.”
A true friend will always have your back with a flying kick… well at least that's what Kaito seems to go by.
— RGG Studio (@RGGStudio) May 14, 2019
The second trailer shows Mafayu Fujii, a highly educated lawyer from a wealthy family with a strong sense of justice. She is voiced by Cherami Leigh, and the voice actor expressed her excitement playing a strong and intelligent female character, saying that “it was fun to play a lawyer. It was always a dream of mine.” Additionally, she mentioned having fun moments being the romantic lead to Yagami as well, contributing to Fujii’s multi-dimensional characterization. Leigh also noted how during recording sessions she “got lost in the story and forgot about how long the session was.”
"Just like human beings, she's very well-rounded, she's very real, and very multi-dimensional."@CheramiLeigh breaks down what makes her character, Mafuyu Fujii, stand out in Judgment and talks about how she got hooked into the story.https://t.co/wAlKs3Jrm8 pic.twitter.com/rOQyg0r0vS
— RGG Studio (@RGGStudio) May 8, 2019
Judgment is set to release on June 25, 2019 in the west. However, those who pre-order the game digitally will receive early access to it on June 21.