Japanese developer MyDearest Inc. launched its anime-style virtual reality (VR) mystery novel Tokyo Chronos earlier this year, offering a unique experience for VR fans after something different. Today, the studio has revealed the first details of its followup title ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos.
MyDearest Inc. had previously mentioned the videogame under the guise of Project MEGALiTH, the next entry into this VR murder mystery. Apart from a very teasing trailer, details are a little sparse at present, with Director Haruki Kashiwakura and character designer LAM (Persona 5, Fate/Grand Order) returning.
“Tokyo Chronos marks my first leap into VR and with the release of ALTDEUS, I want to showcase a new side of my work,” said LAM in a statement. “It is my most ambitious project to date, and I think my work with MyDearest will continue to breath vibrant new life into the VR scene.”
ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos will offer a similar framework to Tokyo Chronos, a twisting tale that branches out into multiple, unexpected paths.
Tokyo Chronos arrived initially on 20th March 2019 via Steam for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, followed by Oculus Go, PlayStation VR and Oculus Quest. As mentioned, the title is a visual novel rather than a videogame, involving 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.
If you’re a fan of Japanese animation then you might also want to take a look at Spice & Wolf VR. Based on a novel, the experience is the tale of a 25-year-old travelling merchant who comes across a wolf-deity named Holo who is over 600 years old. She then joins him to see the world. Supporting headsets including Oculus Quest and PlayStation VR, developer Spicy Tails has also confirmed a sequel is in the works.
ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos is slated for release in Q4 2020 for various VR platforms, none have been confirmed just yet. Check out the video below and for further updates keep reading VRFocus.