SEGA recently registered a trademark for 'Lost Judgment' in Japan, as spotted by Gematsu. There's no clear indication of what 'Lost Judgment' could be, but that hasn't stopped people from connecting the dots; is this a potential sequel to Judgment, the Yakuza spin-off which released in 2019?
We can certainly see the connection, but it's not conclusive evidence. Again, this trademark was registered in Japan, and in Japan, Judgment isn't called Judgment — it's called Judge Eyes. As such, this sequel theory seems a bit stretched. Unless SEGA plans on rebranding Judgment in Japan, we don't see how this fits.
That's not to say that there will never be a sequel to Judgment, however. We all know SEGA likes to pump out a new Yakuza title every year or so, and the story of down-on-his-luck detective Yagami was a hit on PlayStation 4. Given that a PS5 remaster is launching next month, an eventual sequel is probably on the cards — we're just not sure that this trademark is the evidence that we need.
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