Sega Temporarily Pulls Judgment Sales in Japan Following the Arrest of Actor Pierre Taki

Sega has announced a temporary halt on shipments and digital sales for Judgment in Japan, following the news one of the in-game character’s voice actor has been accused of violating Japan’s drug laws.

The actor in question is Pierre Taki, who plays the role of Kyohei Hamura in the detective-thriller game. Reportedly, Taki has been arrested for violating the country’s drug laws, under suspicion of cocaine use.

Sega noted they are currently investigating the news and are attempting to confirm the validity of the report. They apologized to fans, and noted they’ll make an announcement regarding the future for the game.

Judgment was released back in December 2018 for Japan, and is set for a June 25th release in the Americas and Europe. This new development could possibly delay the western release – should Sega decide to recast Taki for a new actor.

We’ll keep you guys posted.

Brandon Orselli


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