MyDearest Inc is known for its virtual reality (VR) visual novels but its next title Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate steps away from this genre. Due for release soon and like a lot of developers like to do this time of year the team has dropped a new trailer.
A mixture of gameplay and cinematics, this is the best look yet at Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate’s upcoming sci-fi adventure, providing a closer look at the game’s mechanics, controls and its characters.
Set within the same Chronos universe as MyDearest’s other VR projects Tokyo Chronos and ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos, Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate won’t, however, be a direct sequel. Revealing the first narrative snippets, a synopsis explains: “Players take on the role of Hal, a Special Supervisor in Astrum Close City. A futuristic marine location, Astrum Close City is a place where crime has been eradicated. When the founder of the city is suddenly murdered, Hal must step in and bring the suspect to justice.”
To do this Hal has an ability called Memory Dive which can access the memories of those around him and alter the past. Players then need to back the information up from those memories with evidence and theories to convince others.
Players will have full control over Hal to freely explore the environments and search for clues. They’ll also have to deal with Astrum Close City’s Integrated AI, winning over the AI as well as the city’s citizens to help uncover the mystery.
After initial expectations from the studio put Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate’s launch this past spring, MyDearest Inc. moved the release to this summer for Meta Quest 2. A Nintendo Switch version is still slated for the end of 2022. It’ll be episodic, split into three with all of them currently expected to arrive before the year-end.
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