Psycho-Pass Anime Gets Xbox One Game by 5pb.

posted on 2014-05-27 07:30 EDT
Game to follow new, returning characters in Nitro+'s original story

MAGES. game brand 5pb. announced on Tuesday that the Psycho-Pass anime will get a video game adaptation for the Xbox One. 5pb. also began streaming the game's first teaser movie.

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.

Psycho-Pass takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person's state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term "Psycho->Pass" in the anime's title refers to a standard used to measure an individual's being. The story centers around the "enforcement officer" Shinya Kōgami (Tomokazu Seki) who is tasked with managing crime in such a world. Naoyoshi Shiotani (Blood+, Tokyo Marble Chocolate) directed the series, Urobuchi wrote and edited the scripts, and Amano designed the characters.

The original anime premiered on Fuji TV's late-night Noitamina programming block in 2012. Funimation streamed the 22-episode series as it aired last year, and then added home video rights last year. Funimation announced the dub cast in December and released the series on Blu-ray Disc in March. The Psycho-Pass 2 television anime series will debut in October, followed by the Psycho-Pass movie this winter.

Source: Dengeki Online

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