Cerevo, a developer of internet connected consumer electronics, will begin selling replicas of the Dominator gun from the anime Psycho-Pass this March. Pre-orders began at the 2016 Wonder Festival which took place on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Before you get all giddy and try to net one of these for yourself, you’ll need to check your bank account to make sure that you can still own your home after you buy one because these will not come cheap.
The gun is set to be released in a Standard and Special edition. The Standard Edition will run you 79,800 Yen and the Special Edition 89,800 Yen. Doing the conversion gives you $684.01 USD for the Standard Edition and $769.72 USD for the Special Edition. These prices also do not include tax or shipping! The only shred of hope that U.S. fans have is that these prices are for Japan only and that a global price (along with availability) will be announced at a later date so keep your fingers that it becomes a little more affordable in your country.
The Dominator has been created under the supervision of Production I.G director Naoyoshi Shiotani and Nitroplus designer Makoto Ishiwata. The gun features characteristics identical to the devices seen in Psycho-Pass such as automatic transformation, voiceover and sound effects, authentic LED lighting, touch sensor activation, Crime Coefficient analysis and more.
You can pre-order the gun from https://dominator.cerevo.com/en/
Automatic Transformation Between Paralyzer and Eliminator Mode
Using geared motors provided by Nidec Corporation, the Dominator can automatically transform between Paralyzer and Eliminator modes according to a target’s Crime Coefficient score. The Dominator is the world’s first smart toy to commercialize an electrically‐powered deformation mechanism.
Crime Coefficient Analysis
When the Dominator is aimed at a target, it will automatically analyze and readout the target’s Crime Coefficient score. Connecting a smartphone will allow the Dominator to capture and stream an image from its built-in camera to the companion smartphone app and overlay Crime Coefficient data on the target image.
Official Voiceover by Noriko Hidaka
The Dominator features over 100 different voice samples from Noriko Hidaka who provides the Dominator voiceover for Psycho-Pass. The Dominator can automatically playback voiceovers depending on the situation, such as grasping the grip, detecting an authorized person and more. The Dominator has a built in speaker for voiceover and sound effects and can also playback sound via a connected smartphone’s speakers.
Grip Touch Sensor and over 200 LEDs
The Dominator has a touch sensor built into the left and right hand sides of grip, enabling detection when held in either hand. Just like in Psycho-Pass you can register your Dominator to activate when holding the grip or lock out unauthorised users. The Dominator’s body has a total of 217 full color, high brightness LEDs, the LEDs have authentic lighting patterns to replicate Paralyzer, Eliminator or charging modes.
You can also purchase a protective case for the gun for 12,800 Yen ($109.72 USD) and an extra battery for 1,580 Yen ($13.54 USD).
The Special Edition of the Dominator will feature a grip made from natural rosewood with a polished finish. The Public Safety Bureau mark above the grip is crafted from aluminium and decorated with a synthetic ruby. Both materials add an extra air of authenticity to the device. The Special Edition will be available to purchase on the same day as the Standard Edition.
- Wireless Connection: Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
- Lighting Specifications: Total 217 full colour, high brightness LEDs
- Smartphone: Requires iOS 8.1 or later or Android 4.4 or later
- Operating Time: Parallelizer Mode 90min, Eliminator Mode 30min
- Weight: 750g (including Battery)
- Recommended Age: 15 and above
Cerevo Inc. (Consumer Electronic REVOlution) is located in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan with a branch office in Redmond, WA, USA. Cerevo focuses on creating networked devices for consumer and professional users. Cerevo’s products have been recognized globally for their unique connected solutions.
Cerevo has developed and released CEREVO CAM – a digital camera with internet connectivity, the LiveShell series – devices to enable live streaming on Ustream and YouTube using only a digital camera, SmartTrigger – a Bluetooth remote to enable the release of your digital camera shutter from your smartphone, LiveWedge – a 4 input HDMI switcher with live streaming capabilities and the XON series of smart sports products. These products are sold in more than 47 countries. For more information, please visit – http://cerevo.com
The Dominator in Action