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NIS America Releasing Psycho-Pass Visual Novel On PS4, Vita


Get ready to take on the Sybil system on your PlayStation (or PC)!

Earlier today, NIS America announced that they will release Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness in Europe and North America. The title will be released on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita this fall. Both physical and digital editions are planned for release.

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness will feature Japanese voice acting with English subtitles and text. Though the trailer features a Steam logo, NIS America declined to announce a release for the platform.

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is an original title by Mages. and 5pb. The title, which originally hit Japanese retailers on the XBox One, features an original story by Gen Urobuchi. The title follows a new cast of protagonists as they follow a case that takes place during the first six episode of Psycho-Pass‘s first season. The title, which hit retailers on May 28, 2015, sold through 4,593 units in its opening week.

The PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of the game were announced in December 2015. DualShockers published a few screens from the game, which you can check out below:

The Psycho-Pass anime was an original project, which aired during the Fall 2012 broadcast season. Naoyoshi Shiotani (Blood-C: The Last Dark) directed the project at Production I.G. with Chief Director Katsuyuki Motohiro. Gen Urobuchi (Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) took charge of series composition, while Kyoji Asano (Attack on Titan) provided character designs.

Funimation currently holds the domestic rights to the Psycho-Pass anime, as well as sequel series Psycho-Pass 2 and Psycho-Pass: The Movie.

Source: DualShockers

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