Pierre Taki's character tweaked for Western release of Judgment

Kyohei Hamura will have the character model and Japanese voice adjusted, with all trailers and screenshots being changed too.

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When actor Pierre Taki was arrested on suspicion of using cocaine, this caused Sega to pull physical and digital sales of Ryu ga Gotoku Studios' Judgment in Japan - since Taki played Kyohei Hamura - as well as Square Enix removing his voice from Olaf in Kingdom Hearts III.

Question marks have been over the Western release of Judgment since then, as the game is scheduled to arrive on June 21, and now Ryu ga Gotoku Studio has updated fans on Twitter

"Due to unforeseen circumstances, the character model and Japanese voice for the character of Kyohei Hamura will be adjusted for the Western release of Judgment," the update reads. We're also informed that screenshots and trailers featuring the character have been temporarily removed from official Sega channels, with updated versions being made available later.

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