NIS America decided to bring a little Mandatory Happiness our way, announcing as much at their annual press conference.

Yomawari: Night Alone wasn’t the only PlayStation Vita announcement at NIS America’s yearly press gathering, as they also announced that detective-oriented visual novel Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness would be making its way West.

Here’s the story details, via NIS America’s website;

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 PsychoPass, a reading of an individual’s mind. Broken down into two main components, the PsychoPass 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 site goes on to detail the game’s set up, noting that you can choose between two new detectives to play as; Nadeshiko Kugatachi – an Inspector, or Takuma Tsurugi – an Enforcer. Your choice of who to play as, as well as your choices during the course of the game, will determine the outcome of the story. You’ll have to make your choices wisely if you want to achieve everything you need to in solving your cases, and get to a proper ending for that matter.

Check out the game’s announcement trailer below;

…and some (non-Vita sourced) screenshots;

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness will release in the West sometime this Fall.

Are you happy?

  • Nice! Another visual novel title for my Vita to consume 🙂

  • Martin

    I liked the anime, and I’m interesting in seeing how the visual novel will fare.