Judgment's character redesign doesn't look half bad

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Justice is blind

Out of the blue, Sega and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios have shown off the new look for Judgment character Kyohei Hamura. Originally played by Pierre Taki, Hamura underwent a redesign after the actor was arrested for alleged cocaine use. Sega made the decision to pull the game from Japanese store shelves, a choice which left the Western release in question. While the game ended up not being delayed, I’m surprised at how quickly Sega was able to cast and animate a new actor.

In the trailer below, you can catch the first glimpse of Hamura’s redesign in action. From a distance, it’s honestly quite hard to tell the two apart. Since the trailer uses the English voice-over, I’m curious as to what his Japanese actor will sound like. It would be quite eerie if Sega somehow found Taki’s doppelganger.

Throughout Yagami’s investigation, he’ll have to collaborate with, and occasionally face off against, some of the most powerful individuals in Kamurocho.

Meet Kyohei Hamura, the intimidating captain of the Matsugane Family.https://t.co/wAlKs3Jrm8 pic.twitter.com/AVLyFbqwgt

— RGG Studio (@RGGStudio) April 16, 2019

Hamura often finds himself on Kamurocho PD’s radar, but his influence usually keeps him from spending time behind bars.

Look forward to learning more about Hamura and the Matsugane Family when Judgment launches on June 25.https://t.co/wAlKs3Jrm8 pic.twitter.com/JolZnzVLDC

— RGG Studio (@RGGStudio) April 16, 2019

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