Judgment Reveals Redesigned Yakuza Captain Following Previous Actor’s Drug Use Allegations

The developer behind the Yakuza series and upcoming spin-off Judgment has revealed the latter’s redesigned bad guy. Kyohei Hamura is a feared yakuza captain in the game, but the actor who originally played him — giving him both his Japanese voice and facial features — was arrested for supposed drug use. Hey, it’s a big deal in Japan.

When the arrest happened, Judgment was removed from sale in Japan, and the Western release was placed “under consideration”. Fortunately, the title wasn’t delayed or cancelled over here, and now, we get to see Hamura’s redesign.

Apparently, Hamura no longer has the face of an actual actor — this one’s been crafted from scratch. The dialogue has also been re-recorded.

It’s been a bit of a farce, but at least it’s all sorted for Judgment’s launch on the 25th June.

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