The identical, however completely different.
Sega has revealed the brand new mannequin for Judgment character Kyohei Hamura after the sport’s authentic Hamura actor, Pierre Taki, was indicted for cocaine use.
The change is a reasonably refined one. The brand new Hamura is an authentic mannequin, not based mostly on a scan of an actor, and the character’s actions and lip-sync stay the identical.
You possibly can see each variations in our comparability video beneath:
Yakuza Studio head Toshihiro Nagoshi beforehand defined how a lot needed to be altered to take away Taki’s likeness from the sport:
“Initially we needed to exchange the character mannequin and re-record the entire dialogue. However changing the character mannequin is barely the beginning: We needed to change the entire pre-rendered lower scenes Hamura appeared in; additionally, his face seems on a few of the proof that you simply current in your smartphone, so we needed to exchange these textures; and a few trophies needed to be modified too.”
Judgment was pulled from sale in Japan whereas the substitute character was created. Frozen, by which Taki offered the Japanese dub for Olaf, was additionally faraway from sale, and the builders of Kingdom Hearts three additionally patched out his efficiency as the identical character.
Regardless of the sudden growth shift, Judgment continues to be on observe for its western launch of June 25.
We have performed a few hours of the western model, and located it lived as much as its promise as a religious crossover between Yakuza and Ace Legal professional.
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s UK Deputy Editor, and he’ll miss Pierre Taki’s cool eyebrows. Comply with him on Twitter.