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PlayStation Japan posts Tokyo: Become Human short movie

Published: 23:10, 17 May 2018
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Futuristic crime scene from the game Detroit: Become Human
Detroit: Become Human

In preparation for launch of Quantic Dream's Detroit: Become Human, PlayStation Japan have posted a short film dubbed Tokyo: Become Human, which is a prequel set a decade before David Cage's upcoming game. It's in Japanese though.

Not that it matters because Tokyo: Become Human is pretty clear in its intentions - set the stage for the arrival of Detroit: Become Human on 25 May 2018. And set the stage it does, delivering the sort of emotional intensity that the game said to have in abundance.

The film shows an android exhibiting self preservation, rebelling against her programming and ultimately undoing her deletion. It looks pretty sweet too and surely isn't your patchworked montage of clips - Sony went all out here.

Interestingly, Tokyo: Become Human is set in 2028 Tokyo, a full decade before the events occurring in Detroit: Become Human. We're not sure whether Tokyo will actually be referenced in the game but we should know soon enough.

Detroit: Become Human's review embargo will be lifted on 24 May 2018, merely a day prior to the game's launch. Sony are usually more confident when it comes to first party PlayStation games, although this time they seem to be playing it safe.

Quantic Dream revealed the game's size as well and you'll be needing 41.4GB of free space to install it. There's already some talk about game length as well, pegging Detroit: Become Human at 8-10 hours of strictly storyline gameplay. Of course, Detroit: Become Human has plenty of replayability, owing to its multiple choices every step of the way, so those hours are entirely subjective.

Cage recently talked about their choice of settings, pointing out that Detroit carries specific cultural connotations. Having once been the car capital of the world, the city was de-industrialised and went through all sorts of social issues. Phoenix rising from the ashes is the obvious theme here.

Quantic Dream Secondary character from Quantic Dream's game Detroit: Become Human Detroit: Become Human

So, we've only got a few more days until Quantic Dream's Detroit: Become Human hits the shelves. Of course, by now it's clear that it won't pull a God of War, but it should be on its own.


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Quantic Dream's Detroit: Become Human in all its beauty.

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