Hekseville (ヘキサヴィル, Hekisavuiru) is the primary setting of Gravity Rush, and is a featured location in Another Story - Raven's Choice and Gravity Rush 2. It is a city supported by the World Pillar and located somewhere between Eto and Boutoume, and it serves as Kat's home in Gravity Rush and Gravity Rush 2.
Hekseville comprises four districts:
- Auldnoir — the Old Town, a primarily residential area where Kat lives in a Pipe House, which Raven later also adopts as her home in the sequel.
- Pleajeune — the Entertainment District, home to numerous bars and shops, as well as Arquebus Academy.
- Endestria — the Factory District, which serves as the city's industrial hub. It fell into ruin during Kat's three year absence. Only criminals and the homeless occupy this area.
- Vendecentre — Downtown, home to the city's financial and government sector.
The districts are connected to one another via railway loop, as well as by numerous manholes that Kat can utilize. Additionally, each district features a particular color scheme, as evinced by the color of the sky in each: Auldnoir is red, Pleajeune is purple, Endestria is yellow, and Vendecentre is green.
Hekseville is governed by a mayor. Additionally, the city's law enforcement often plays a pivotal role in defending the city and maintaining order, both in the form of the police and the Special Forces.
Upon Kat's return to Hekseville in Gravity Rush 2, Bulbosa explains that D'nelica stepped down after the events that happened at Neu Hiraleon. Since that time, there have been a few interim mayors, but Bulbosa states that the upcoming mayor is "the first viable candidate to emerge from the chaos after what happened." This is ultimately revealed to be Dr. Brahman.
When Dr. Brahman rose to power, the Hekseville Defense System was created to keep the citizens of Hekseville safe from Nevi attacks. Meanwhile, the city's Police HQ was moved to the clock tower in Vendecentre due to the old location, Neu Hiraleon, disappearing in a gravity storm.