Yesterday, VRFocus reported on a possible Japanese PlayStation VR launch date for visual novel ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos. Today, developer MyDearest Inc. has confirmed the release dates for both PlayStation VR and Steam editions.
Initially released last month for Oculus Quest and Rift platforms, the studio always indicated that wider platform support would follow. So how long do you have to wait? Well, that 15th April date for PlayStation VR was correct, at least now we know that’s a worldwide date. As for Steam, ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos will support HTC Vive and Valve Index a little sooner, on 19th February.
“Bringing the ALTDEUS experience to Steam and PSVR means that more players can see this amazing world we spent so much time making,” said Haruki Kashiwakura, game director, MyDearest Inc., in a statement. “After Oculus Quest players made ALTDEUS the highest-rated game on the Oculus Store with so many great reviews, we’re confident VR fans of all kinds will enjoy diving into the future for themselves.”
Set 200 years after MyDearest’s first VR visual novel Tokyo Chronos, ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos goes even bigger and more interactive. There’s a 15+ hour storyline involving giant alien beings called Meteora, giants mechs to fight them and humanity’s bid to survive in underground cities. The sprawling narrative offers plenty of alternative routes for multiple endings to keep players coming back.
Offering both English and Japanese voice acting, ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos includes songs from J-Pop stars like ASCA (Fate/Apocrypha, Sword Art Online, TOKYO CHRONOS) singing “DESIRE.” and R!N Gemie (PROMARE, Attack on Titan Season 2).
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.”
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