Underrated PS4 game Detroit Become Human gets new Tokyo manga

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

Detroit Become Human might be one of the PS4's most underrated titles, but it sure gets the love of most people who have played it. The story of the android rebellion was superb and is now getting a manga spin-off set in Tokyo.

The Detroit Become Human trophies are finally not the end of your journey in a world of androids. Quantic Dream's swansong in a three-game deal with Sony is now getting a manga spin-off called Tokyo Stories.

Tokyo-based manga adaption coming for PS4 exclusive Detroit Become Human

Detroit become humanPS4's underrated Detroit Become Human finally gets a story spin-off

As reported by Famitsu, following on from a wild story about Ghost of Tsushima crisps, the story will be taking place in Tokyo in 2038 as sentient androids continue replacing human workforces resulting in social tension. The spin-off will take place as things are spiralling out of control in Detroit. Speaking of that city, the reason this isn't a Tokyo: Become Human-joint is because of a similarly titled promotional short film a few years ago (thanks, Kotaku).

This particular effort will focus on the hugely popular idol singer android called Reina. With huge success, comes huge pressure and, "behind the scenes, human anger, jealousy, madness, greed, and other emotions are hit," say Famitsu. "The dissatisfaction of human beings who have been deprived of their profession also emerges." This is reminiscent of the emerging stories we loved in Detroit Become Human.

Outlining our own thoughts, the lead writer on the project, the excitable Sumida, written by the excitable tweeted: “Detroit: Become Human is one of my favourite games I’ve ever played.” Detroit was hugely popular in Japan with some big sales numbers, but also with western audiences who finally saw some of Quantic Dream's best ideas bloom in the most coherent way since the seminal PS3 game, Heavy Rain.

In fact, for our money, it is one of the most universally underrated PS4 games even if it hasn't quite made it to our best PS4 games list (yet). It appeared on PS Plus Essential too as a monthly game at one point, so you should check it out! What do you think of the idea? A cool expansion or something best left forgotten? Let us know in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about exclusives like The Last of Us and Horizon, PS Plus news, and his favourite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and God of War — before an evening swim.
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