In December 2020 Japanese developer MyDearest Inc. launched its follow up to Tokyo Chronos in the form of ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos for Oculus Quest and Rift. The interactive visual novel was slated to come to further headsets and now the first indication of that has arrived, with a listing for PlayStation VR via Amazon Japan.
Spotted by Gematsu, there are two listings which both have a released date of 15th April 2021. There’s a standard version for ¥5,478 as well as a limited edition for ¥9,878. This latter version will be restricted to 2,500 copies worldwide, featuring goodies like a two-layer acrylic stand.
Currently, the PlayStation VR version of ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos doesn’t seem to appear on Amazon’s UK or US websites. So there’s no indication just yet whether that launch date is purely for Japan or if MyDearest Inc. is planning a global rollout.
ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos is set several hundred years after Tokyo Chronos, where mankind has been forced to live in underground cities because of giant creatures known as Meteora. You play Chloe, a genetically enhanced soldier who is part of a team called Prometheus which battles the Meteora in mechs called Makhia.
As an interactive visual novel, ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos gives you the ability to control the Makhia’s various systems. You can then make decisions to influence the story arc with multiple endings to discover.
VRFocus reviewed the Oculus Quest version of ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos, saying: “ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos is the interactive visual novel Tokyo Chronos needed to be. It definitely can’t be classed as a videogame but there’s now enough player input to make you feel like part of the narrative, rather merely looking on.”
Available on Oculus headsets, ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos supports English and Japanese voice acting with Chinese (Simplified), German, and French subtitles. For further updates on the PlayStation VR version, keep reading VRFocus.