Lost Judgment expansion The Kaito Files is available now on PlayStation 5 and PS4, priced at £24.99/$29.99. Focusing on sidekick Kaito, the DLC is set after the events of the original game and explores the character's past as a teenager claims to be his and old flame Mikiko's son. Protagonist Takayuki Yagami is nowhere to be seen, leaving Kaito to take centre stage. You'll need to own the base title to launch this expansion, with further details shared in the launch trailer above.
The PS Store description adds: "Now Kaito stands at the crossroads of past and present while up against a syndicate tied to Kamurocho’s criminal underbelly. But why did Kaito and Mikiko split up, and what does this dark fraternity have to do with her?" Two new fighting styles, boss fights, and more collectibles are all included in the story-focused DLC.
"No need for Yagami's fancy gadgets here; Kaito has his own sensory-based sleuthing style. Tap into Kaito's Primal Focus to literally sniff out clues, identify suspects and crack the case with his instincts," the PS Store listing reads. The Kaito Files is included in the Ultimate Edition of the game, or you can simply buy it on its own and play it through Lost Judgment.
We're yet to get our hands on the expansion, but it sounds like much of last year's game. "A weaker overall story and some serious pacing issues prevent Lost Judgment from reaching the excellence of its predecessor, but this is still a fantastic character-driven detective drama. Crunching combat and a frankly ridiculous amount of impressively in-depth side content make this one of the most robust Yakuza-style offerings ever — and that's more than enough to outweigh the game's often obvious flaws," is how we signed off in our Lost Judgment PS5 review.