5pb.Games have released the above intro video for their Kinect 2-supported Xbox One adventure game based on the Psycho-Pass anime, Psycho-Pass: Sentaku Naki Kōfuku (Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness), featuring the opening theme “Abnormalize” by Ling Tosite Sigure.
They have also announced that the game will be released in Japan on May 28th with both regular and limited editions available. The regular edition of Psycho-Pass will cost ¥7,800 while the limited edition will cost ¥9,800 and includes a Dive to Psycho-Pass Psycho-Pass-ru Summer Premium Disc Blu-ray with added footage of Tomomi Masaoka and Yayoi Kunizuka. There are also pre-order bonuses (for both versions I presume) which are a special “Sibyl System” decal skin for the Xbox One console and a Dive to Psycho-Pass Psycho-Pass-ru Winter Premium Disc Blu-ray.
Dive to Psycho-Pass Psycho-Pass-ru Summer Premium Disc Blu-ray
Dive to Psycho-Pass Psycho-Pass-ru Winter Premium Disc Blu-ray
Xbox One Sibyl System Decal
Anime News Network have a little more info about the game:
Nitro+ created an original story for the game with Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero) providing the original plan and scenario supervision. The game is set within the timeframe of the first six episodes of the first television anime season. However, it shifts the setting from downtown to an isolated island.
One new male and female character each will serve as the two protagonists who face off against a new enemy. Characters from the Unit 1 police team of the Public Safety Bureau’s Criminal Investigation Division will return. The anime’s Kyoji Asano (Attack on Titan, Tokyo Marble Chocolate) is also returning to design characters based on Akira Amano’s (Reborn!) original designs.
The game captures players’ true movements by utilizing the Kinect peripheral and SmartGlass feature. However, players can still play the game without Kinect and SmartGlass. The title will allows players to send data from their smartphones to characters in the game.
Although a release outside of Japan hasn’t been confirmed yet the game’s website is available in English as well as Japanese, plus there was the following tweet from the developer, Division 8 ASADA PRODUCTS, suggesting that it may be getting localised:
@mikefizzled localize?Ｉ know it’s worth waiting!
— 5pb_ASD (@DIV8_ASDF) March 1, 2015
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