Here at VRFocus, we’re big fans of all the weird and wonderful content that comes from Japan. Over the last year, one project that has kept our interest is MyDearest Inc.’s virtual reality (VR) mystery novel, Tokyo Chronos. First teased in the Spring, the studio then went on to launch a successful Kickstarter campaign in the summer, managing to raise over $90,000 USD. Now, as the launch approaches the team has released a new trailer showcasing the adventure’s protagonist, Kyosuke Sakurai.
Via the official Tokyo Chronos website the official overview of Kyosuke Sakurai reads:
- “Protagonist. 16 year-old attending high school in Shibuya. When he wakes up, he finds himself in the “Chronos World”, an empty, deserted Shibuya where time has froze. Has a peaceful and caring personality. While the others become suspicious of one another, he tries his best to trust them. Back in his elementary school days, it seems that he was the leader of the 8 childhood friends, but…”
If you’ve been following VRFocus’ coverage of Tokyo Chronos you’ll know that the title doesn’t look like your average VR experience. It involves an eerie story where time has stopped and eight students suddenly wake up in the “Chronos World”, set in Shibuya, an empty, deserted district of Tokyo, Japan. As the story progresses each one seems to go missing, with players needing to solve the mystery of the “Chronos World” and hopefully find a way to save everyone if possible.
Tokyo Chronos is scheduled to launch on 20th March 2019 via Steam for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive users, with PC users now able to download a demo of the experience. MyDearest Inc. has also confirmed that the full title will be available for Oculus Go the same day, while PlayStation VR owners will have to wait until July.
MyDearest Inc. is working with Los Angeles based publisher and developer Sekai Project to bring Tokyo Chronos to a worldwide audience. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Tokyo Chronos, reporting back with any further updates or announcements.