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Yakuza Online x Psycho-Pass Crossover Event Goes Live

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Yakuza Online x Psycho-Pass

Mobile game Yakuza Online (aka Ryu ga Gotoku Online) is getting a crossover with anime series Psycho-Pass. The Yakuza Online x Psycho-Pass event is live in Japan, and runs through December 26, 2022. The crossover will see characters Akane Tsunemori, Shinya Kogami, and others from the show’s cast. Players will also gain a new version of Yakuza: Like A Dragon star Ichiban Kasuga, this time dressed as an Enforcer from the show.

Check out a teaser for the event below.

The Yakuza Online x Psycho-Pass event adds seven characters from the anime to the playable roster. All are KSR quality. Players who participate in the event will receive a copy of Akane Tsunemori’s character card through daily login, with extra copies (for limit-breaking) available for meeting event goals. Accomplishing a raid-style quest against Shinya Kogami will reward points that can be redeemed for limited equipment and even existing SSR-quality characters. A Rescue-style quest will pit players against Psycho-Pass villain Shogo Makishima for more equipment. The crossover gacha banner will also feature Enforcer Ichiban Kasuga, who’s dressed like a member of Psycho-Pass‘ Division One, complete with a Dominator handgun.

Yakuza Online is a card-based free-to-play game starring characters from the Yakuza and Like A Dragon games. Its main story modes retell the sagas of Ichiban Kasuga and Kazuma Kiryu, as well as a spin-off story following the travels of Ryuji GodaPsycho-Pass, meanwhile, takes place in a dystopian future Japan that’s ruled by the Sibyl System, a totalitarian AI-led governing body that determines a person’s occupation and social standing based on their biometric status. This status is summarized in a color-coded “Hue” that signals a person’s potential for criminal action. The Public Safety Bureau employs “Inspectors” paired with “Enforcers” to arrest or execute criminals. The twist: Enforcers are themselves classified as “latent criminals”.

The Yakuza Online x Psycho-Pass crossover event runs through December 26, 2022. The game is available on iOS and Android devices, as well as PC in Japan.

Josh Tolentino
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