Psycho-Pass Title & TGS 2014 Announcement
Psycho-Pass: Sentaku Naki Kōfuku (Psycho-Pass: Happiness Without Choice) has been revealed as the full title of MAGES. Inc/5pb.Games’ Kinect 2-supported Xbox One adventure game based on the Psycho-Pass anime. You can watch the previously released teaser trailer for the game above.
Psycho-Pass: Sentaku Naki Kōfuku’s developer is Makota Asada’s Division 8 ASADA PRODUCTS (AKA Div8) and according to the game’s newly opened website there will be more information in a further announcement this Friday, August 29th.
Also, according to the Psycho-Pass: Sentaku Naki Kōfuku website and Anime News Network’s translation of a Dengeki Online article, Psycho-Pass: Sentaku Naki Kōfuku will be featured at Microsoft’s booth at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, including a talk held by a special guest on Sunday September 21st.
Here’s more information from Anime News Network’s translation of the Dengeki Online article including details gained from an earlier interview with Makoto Asada, the game’s Producer:
The game will take place during the time period depicted in the first six episodes of the original television anime season. Nitro+ will create an original story with Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero) providing the original plan and scenario supervision. The setting will change from the heart of a large city in the anime to a remote island in the game.
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.
Features that capture players’ true movements by utilizing the Kinect peripheral and SmartGlass feature are planned. However, gameplay without Kinect and SmartGlass will be possible. The title will have a function that allows players to send data from their smartphones to characters in the game.
Release date and price are undecided.