NIS America has announced today that their upcoming Visual Novel, Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness, will be launching for both PlayStation 4 and Vita on September 13th in North America. Players will be able to step into the role of one of two new detectives, and will need to decide the correct course of action every step of the way.
About Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness:
In the near future, advanced technological developments have allowed one’s mental state and disposition to be quantified and profiled.
For the public’s welfare, all emotions and thoughts are documented and managed by the Sibyl System. This system measures the quality of each person’s life by what is known as the Psycho-Pass, a reading of an individual’s mind. Broken down into two main components, the Psycho-Pass is the system’s omniscient eyes of justice. One of these components is the Hue, which is a visual representation of the Psycho-Pass that conveys a person’s stress level. The other is the Crime Coefficient, which is a numerical value that represents a person’s criminal capacity. This number determines whether an individual requires enforcement by the detectives of the Public Safety Bureau. Detectives are divided into two groups: Enforcers, who are tasked with the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of criminals, and Inspectors, who are charged with managing the Enforcers.
The player can choose between two new detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigation Department’s Division 1, deciding the best course of action for each situation. However, regardless of the hierarchy that separates Inspector from Enforcer, players must be mindful that every decision has its own repercussions. With an intricate decision-making system, PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness offers a twisted plot and compelling cases, providing a number of different endings.
Ultimately, depending on the choices made, Hues may deteriorate beyond recovery, cases may be left unsolved, and the game may end quicker than expected.
Also announced was the Limited Edition of the game. The Limited Edition will contain a Deluxe Softcover Art book, Soundtrack CD in Jewel Case, 3 Pencil Boards, Microfiber Cloth, and a Collectible Box.
Finally, the official site for the game is now open! The site contains information about the story, the Limited Edition, characters, and investigative stories you will need to solve.
Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is available for pre-order now on Amazon in both Standard Edition and Limited Edition forms. The PS4 and Vita versions will launch in North America on September 13th, with the Steam release date still to be announced.