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A Look at Sado Marine City, and a Synopsis for Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness

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The official website for Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness, the visual novel based on the anime, has been updated to reveal the VN’s story.

Translated, the page reads:

Year 2112, Tokyo:
Two new recruits joined the Criminal Investigation Division No. 1 of the Ministry of Welfare’s Public Safety Bureau.
One of them is a calm female inspector with a lost memory, Kugatachi Nadeshiko.
And the other is a hot-blooded male court execution officer, Tsurugi Takuma, searching for a lost childhood friend.
When these two completely different people meet, the story begins.
The incident takes place far away from Tokyo, in Sado Marine City [佐渡海上市] which once used to be a futuristic city …

The two characters mentioned above are new to the franchise, as is another character, Alpha, whose inclusion is yet to be explained.

Recording has commenced for the voice acting, according to 5pb.’s Makoto Asada. He provided the image above, which is our first look at Sado Marine City.

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is being developed exclusively for the Japanese Xbox One market. It will make use of the console’s Kinect and Smartglass features. Players will also be able to send text messages via their mobile phones to characters in the game; just how this feature figures into the gameplay is still unknown.

More will be revealed about the game at 5pb.’s inaugural 5pb. Festival.

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6 comments
  1. Juan Andrés Valencia
    Juan Andrés Valencia
    February 10, 2015 at 12:31 am

    I’ll wait for a PS4 port. Also, the game has an English portal. Not to hype everyone but it’s not common in Japanese games: http://psycho-pass-game.jp/en/index.html

  2. Dimi Gronnings
    Dimi Gronnings
    February 10, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Ya, that’s been around for months. I refuse to speculate. :P

  3. Nonscpo
    Nonscpo
    February 10, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Didn’t MICROSOFT state that they were gonna make some efforts to localize there Japanese exclusives at one point? Cause if they did then it would make sense for their to be an English site, that or its for the Asia version.

  4. landlock
    landlock
    February 10, 2015 at 6:24 am

    Well 5 p.b./Mages are already trying it out with Stein’s Gate (PSV/PS3) so it isn’t that far fetched that they have plans for Psycho Pass as well. A series that is already rather popular in the west.

  5. MaidKillua
    MaidKillua
    February 10, 2015 at 10:03 am

    I like Psycho Pass. I like VN’s… English please

    Edit: Never mind it’s an Xbox One game anyway

  6. Liberated Liberator
    Liberated Liberator
    February 10, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    >exclusively for the Japanese Xbox one market.
    Fuck. Pc port pls