NIS America has announced that PlayStation 4 and Vita owners will only have to wait a few more months until they can get their hands on PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness, as it’s set to release on September 13 in North America, and September 16 in Europe. The MAGES developed title was also confirmed for a PC release (via Steam), but that version hasn’t received a firm date yet.
Based on the hit 2014 anime of the same name, PSYCHO-PASS takes place in 2113. The world has understandably undergone some changes in 100 years, and now the government monitors the psyche of its citizens. Just thinking about committing a crime can now get people imprisoned, as they might be deemed mentally unsafe.
Mandatory Happiness will take place during the anime’s first season, but will star some new faces. Players will be able to choose to play as either Nadeshiko Kugatachi, an Inspector who is suffering from memory loss, or Takuma Tsurugi, an Enforcer who searches for his missing friend. Each character has to make tough choices that will impact how the story unfolds, as they try to solve cases.
NIS America also revealed that PSYCHO-PASS will be getting a limited edition. It will contain an art book, the game’s soundtrack, 3 pencil boards, and a microfiber cloth. The package will retail for $69.99 for the PlayStation 4 version while the PlayStation Vita version is 10 bucks less. Both versions are available now over at NIS America’s online store.
It’s great to see another visual novel getting released in North America, especially one based off a highly regarded TV show. The genre has steadily gained popularity outside of Japan and Mandatory Happiness should help it grow even more.
PSYCHO-PASS: Madnatory Happiness will release on PS4 and Vita on September 13 in North America.