Introducing two new fighting styles in The Kaito Files, the DLC expansion to Lost Judgment available today


kaito’s files tells the story of Masaharu Kaito, the muscle of the Yagami Detective Agency, as he takes on a lucrative case in the highly anticipated DLC expansion for lost trial.

Kaito’s captivating four-chapter story and new sense-based investigation modes provide a whole new perspective through which to experience Kamurocho and delve into the past of the ex-yakuza. But perhaps the most distinctive part of Kaito’s kit is his new battle styles. In this guide, we’ll share some insider tips to get the most out of Kaito’s two battle styles: Bruiser and Tank.

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The Bruiser style is Kaito’s bread and butter, available to players from the start. The more offensive of Kaito’s two fighting styles, Bruiser is all about stacking hits between quick evasion techniques that are great for keeping momentum going.

You’ll very quickly gain access to a special ability called Repel, a parry that, at the right moment, allows you to execute a counterattack on your own. You can further enhance the effectiveness of Repel by unlocking Bruiser’s Hidden Arts, which gives a huge boost to your attack speed after successfully repelling an enemy’s attack!

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But the Bruiser style isn’t just about offense – it also gives Kaito access to quick evasive techniques. Dodge Roll, for example, allows you to quickly escape from sticky situations after performing a Double Quickstep, perfect for when surrounded by enemies.

Bruiser style advanced technique

To maximize Bruiser’s damage, we recommend the Gripping Piledriver, which allows him to extend Kaito’s Triple Rush combo after the final blow with an additional follow-up attack. If you’re looking to squeeze every last bit of damage out of him, this is the attack to go for.

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Tank Style Overview

Kaito was once a fearsome bodyguard to his previous patriarch and always came to his defense like a fully armored tank. Kaito’s Tank style combines a fierce weapons-based offense with an impenetrable defense.

Grab n’ Smash allows Kaito to automatically pick up and strike with nearby weapons, including bikes and traffic cones! He can also fend off attacks from any direction using the Iron Guard technique, though it won’t save him from deadly attacks like gunshots. By unlocking the tank’s Hidden Arts skill, you will also gain increased defense after performing a Perfect Iron Guard.

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The tank style is also great for grabbing. The Fighter’s Throw ability allows you to counter an enemy’s grab with your own claw! Or, if you manage to get some space between you and your enemy, load up a Prime Tackle for a heavy hitter that can even take out multiple enemies!

Advanced tank style technique

Unlock Iron Break to learn how to perform the Perfect Iron Guard ability during a quick combo, ideal for when you need to quickly defend against a group of enemies from any angle. We also recommend the latest Perfect Iron Guard upgrade with EX Unyielding Counter, which allows you to turn a timely guard into a strong counter attack!

kaito’s files is now available as part of the Lost Judgment Definitive Edition and season pass. Also available separately on Xbox Store (base game required to play).

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SEIZE THE TRUTH When a convicted police officer reveals the location of a murder victim, Private Detective Yagami is called in to check out an impossible case of two crimes committed at once. But as more victims pile up and Yagami uncovers the truth, will the scales of justice tip in favor of upholding the law or enacting revenge? From the studio that brought you the Yakuza series, Lost Judgment weaves elements of investigation, noir storytelling, and action combat into a mystery thriller. Take your detective expertise to the streets of Japan and defend those the law doesn’t protect. INVESTIGATION ACTION Take advantage of Yagami’s arsenal of private eye tricks to gather clues. From high-tech gadgets, including drones and social media listening devices, to hard methods like scaling buildings and tracking suspects around the city. There is no stronger evidence than catching a suspect in the act. FREE FORM COMBAT Master Yagami’s three unique martial arts styles combine to overcome any situation, from group ambushes to single target takedowns. Make street brawling even better with traffic cones, street signs, bikes and more, plus customize each style with skill trees. DEEP UNDERCOVER Go undercover at a local high school as a club advisor to get to the root of a mysterious spike in crime connected to the case. Join the Dance Club, where you will be dancing to the rhythm; the Robotics Club, which tests your wits to build the ultimate Yagami-bot; a boxing gym, to hit and move against fierce opponents; and a biker gang, where underground racing is the only way to earn respect. TAKE TO THE STREETS As you comb the open cities of Kamurocho and Ijincho for the case, take a break and learn about each other’s unique culture through bars and other nightlife venues. It may be worth taking on a side case to lend your detective skills to residents in need – you never know who’s holding what cards.