is a visual novel video game developed by 5pb. It was originally released for the Xbox One in 2015 in Japan, with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 versions following in... read more
is a visual novel video game developed by 5pb. It was originally released for the Xbox One in 2015 in Japan, with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 versions following in 2016 in Japan, North America and Europe; a Microsoft Windows version is also planned to be released in 2016. The game is based on the 2012 anime series Psycho-Pass.
The story's backdrop is a dystopian future Tokyo where people can be preemptively imprisoned for their propensity to commit crimes, based on a technology-enabled personality scan called a Psycho-Pass. The game takes place in a timeline within the anime's first 8 episodes. The player controls one of two characters; Inspector Nadeshiko Kugatachi, who is missing memories of her past, or Enforcer Takuma Tsurugi, whose lover is missing. The antagonist is a vigilante hacker named Alpha, whose objective of bringing happiness to individuals through unsanctioned means brings him into conflict with the government. The three characters do not appear in the anime series; the story runs parallel to the TV show's.
The game was originally released for the Xbox One on May 28, 2015 in Japan; PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions followed on March 24, 2016. NIS America plans to release the latter two versions on September 13, 2016 in North America, and on September 16, 2016 in Europe. AMicrosoft Windows version of the game is also planned to be released in North America and Europe.