Sega suspends sales of yakuza video game after actor/musician is arrested on cocaine charges
Soranews24.com - Thu 14 Mar 09:11 GMT

It’s one thing to play a crime boss in a game, but when the real life actor starts breaking the law, Sega is ready to pull the plug.

Sega suspends sales of yakuza video game after actor/musician is arrested on cocaine charges

  While Taki is best known to music fans as one half of synth-pop duo Denki Groove, one of his most recent high-profile roles is in Judge Eyes, a video game from developer Sega that’s scheduled for Western release under the title Judgement.

  “The arrest of Pierre Taki, who is featured in our company’s title Judge Eyes, is something we find deeply regrettable.

  The good news for gamers is that Sega is not currently planning to permanently suspend sales of Judge Eyes, as the statement closes with the company saying it is looking into the specifics of the case, and will make a decision regarding what to do at a later date.

  The more difficult it gets to differentiate between Kyohei Hamura and Pierre Taki, the more likely a nervous decision maker at Sega is to feel like the actor’s actions are a reflection on the game, and by extension, the company.

  However, while Sega itself isn’t going to sell you copy of the game, physical copies of Judge Eyes that have already shipped are still available, though their stocks are likely to start dwindling rapidly.