Made in Ja­pan

East­ern games were out in force at TGS

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Psy­cho-Pass is a hugely popular an­ime se­ries by Ghost In The Shell an­i­ma­tors Pro­duc­tion IG, cen­tered on a Mi­nor­ity Re­port- style agency that mon­i­tors po­ten­tial crimes and dis­patches armed agents to pre­vent them from hap­pen­ing.

This Xbox One-ex­clu­sive visual novel (think in­ter­ac­tive, dig­i­tal comic) hits Ja­pan in au­tumn 2015. The TGS demo fea­tured neat Kinect hand ges­tures, and fa­cial recog­ni­tion will fea­ture, too. Us­ing Smart­Glass, char­ac­ters will even call your tablet or smart­phone to pass on pri­vate in­for­ma­tion or to have you give finger­print ID.

The team’s is still fig­ur­ing out how to best im­ple­ment the iconic Dom­i­na­tor guns – they only shoot once they de­ter­mine a tar­get’s threat – but what­ever hap­pens, the game is look­ing in­ter­est­ing. And since the an­ime has hit the UK, a lo­cal re­lease is not im­pos­si­ble.

Best of the rest

Chaos; Child is another Xbox One-ex­clu­sive visual novel from the team be­hind Psy­cho-Pass, and is the fourth game in the Sci­ence Ad­ven­ture se­ries that in­cludes Steins; Gate and Ro­bot­ics; Notes. Sounds; great.

The game is set six years after the first game in the se­ries, Chaos; Head. In 2015, a stu­dent who writes for the col­lege news­pa­per is in­ves­ti­gat­ing two seem­ingly un­con­nected sud­den deaths of men who were stream­ing videos on­line when they snuffed it, and he dis­cov­ers a link to the New Gen­er­a­tion Mad­ness deaths of the first game. It seems there’s one more death to come.

The lengthy demo avail­able now in Ja­pan shows gor­geous art­work and lots of lovely grue­some­ness, and the game comes out over there on 18 De­cem­ber. There’s no word on an English ver­sion, though. Other top Ja­panese games for Xbox One at TGS in­cluded The Evil Within, which in Ja­pan has the su­per-cool name Psy­cho Break; Res­i­dent Evil Rev­e­la­tions 2, which re­turns to the se­ries’ hor­ror roots and will be sold in episodic form with a cool couch-play co-op mode;

Off the ch arts Koei Tecmo’s Dy­nasty War­riors 8: Em­pires and Bladestorm: Night­mare, both due early next Some maps have built-year and of­fer­ing hack ’n’ slash strat­egy war­fare, set in feu­dal China and feu­dal Europe in re­wards – a tag­ging re­spec­tively; Puyo Puyo Tetris, a puz­zle mash-up that sys­tem works bril­liantly; on Riot and high­lights Fi­nal Fan­tasy Type-0 HD, an ac­tion-heavy PSP up­grade that will serve as a taster for FFXV.

Psy­cho-pass: Sen­taku Naki Kou­fuku (Hap­pi­ness With­out Choice) De­vel­oper: Mages, 5pb Pub­lisher: Mages, 5pb

Chaos;child De­vel­oper: Mages, 5pb Pub­lisher: Mages, 5pb

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