TOKYO - Oct 28, 2021 - MyDearest, Inc. and IzanagiGames, Inc. have announced details about brand new title DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate, in their Alliance Press Conference & New Title Online Announcement. The event took place from 20:00 on October 28, 2021 (JST). A teaser trailer for the game was first unveiled in July this year. The game is set for a VR release on Oculus and SteamVR, and a console release on Nintendo Switch™. The release will be episodic, with Episode 1 due for release in Spring 2022, Episode 2 in Summer of the same year, and Episode 3 slated for Winter 2022. The Nintendo Switch release--which will contain all 3 episodes as a complete package--is due to coincide with the VR release of Episode 3.
MyDearest has developed VR games including 2019's TOKYO CHRONOS and 2020's ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos. The latter was the best-rated paid app on the Oculus Quest Store two months in a row, winning several renowned game awards in Japan. Although DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate isn't a sequel to these two titles, the world it takes place in is connected to the broader Chronos Universe.
IzanagiGames has published console games worldwide, including interactive movie game Death Come True, and new wave action adventure game World's End Club. Death Come True was added to Weekly Famitsu's Gold Hall of Fame, and was ranked first among digital-only titles on the Japan Nintendo eShop. The company's next title, escape adventure and bullet hell shoot 'em up Yurukill: The Calumniation Games, is due for release in spring 2022. They will co-develop & co-publish DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate alongside MyDearest.
About the Game
The title is set in an artificial marine city, in which dreams are utilized to predict and prevent crimes before they occur. The player will take on the role of Hal--who is endowed with a special ability that allows him dive into the past--as they set out to investigate a murder that by all accounts, should not have been possible.
As shown in the trailer, the game iterates on the TOKYO CHRONOS and ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos experience to offer an even greater level of interactivity. Stepping into the role of Hal, players will explore the VR space, freely traversing the map and different rooms as they collect evidence in Interactive Investigation sections; talk to and interview other characters in Drama sections; and present evidence and build a prosecution case in Judgement Action sections.
Continuing on from previous titles, LAM will again take the reins as character designer, while Yosuke Kori reprises his role in working on the game's audio. Ao Matsuoka will be handling direction and scenario writing. Furthermore, YuNi will feature as the singer for each of the episode's themes. There are 10 main characters in total. In the Japanese version, protagonist Hal Scion will be voiced by Shoya Chiba, known for his role as Shinei Nouzen in 86 -Eighty Six-. The cast is further rounded out by a host of popular anime voice talents. We're also pleased to announce that, just like ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos, Dyschronia will be fully dubbed and subtitled in English.
The fully-realized episodic game experience, and the epic story--befitting of the Chronos Universe label--are vibrantly brought to life through the VR medium in this immersive story experience. The game's release on Nintendo Switch will ensure that the experience can reach an even wider audience.
The DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate story begins in spring 2022.
Game System Overview
Pick up objects and move around environments as you unravel the mystery!
Everything you see is a potential clue.
Solve all the puzzles as you seek out the truth at the heart of the incident.
Events unfold in different ways, depending on your actions.
You may even find yourself in dire circumstances...
With his left hand, Hal the protagonist can access the memories sequestered within the objects around him.
Dive into the past and uncover the truth behind the incident!
Yet convincing others of what you've seen with your abilities is not always so simple.
Gather evidence during your investigation to back up your theories!
On your journey, you will face the Integrated AI: the city's supreme authority, and all-powerful protector of the happiness and well-being of the majority.
Use the evidence you uncover to solve the mystery!
Persuading the Integrated AI will be your key to victory.
During these judgments, the city residents' "alignment parameters" will shift in real-time.
Remain adaptive and flexible, and ensure the actions you take win over the hearts and minds of the citizens as you strive to gain the upper hand.
In this idyllic artificial marine city, dreams are utilized to ensure crime is prevented before it even happens.
The founder of this so-called paradise is killed in an unprecedented, theoretically impossible incident.
Play as the Special Supervisor assigned to this extraordinary case and get to the bottom of the mystery.
Why was the Professor murdered?
What is going on in this perfect metropolis?
The Clocktower has lain still for 12 years.
When the closing bell rings, the final seven days will begin.
About DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate
Game Modes: Single Player
Supported Player Modes: Standing
Supported Platforms: Oculus Quest 2, SteamVR, Nintendo Switch™
Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative
Dubbing: English (US), Japanese
Subtitles: English (US), Japanese, and more
Developer: MyDearest Inc. and IzanagiGames Inc.
Publisher: MyDearest Inc. and IzanagiGames Inc.
Chronos Alternate Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/dyschronia_en
Episodic Release Schedule
Episode 1: Spring 2022
Episode 2: Summer 2022
Episode 3: Winter 2022
Hal Scion: Jesse Inocalla
Remaining Cast: TBA
Hal Scion: Shoya Chiba
Maia Ganette: Azumi Waki
Noel Ganette: Yuto Uemura
Systelia: Fairouz Ai
Airi Clover: Yu Serizawa
Ash Shepherd: Yusuke Kobayashi
Keith Tozaki: Junichi Suwabe
Elaine Cordia: Yui Ishikawa
Albert Rumford: ??
Lily: Akari Kito
Episode Theme Songs: YuNi
Character Designer: LAM
Director: Ao Matsuoka
About the Chronos Universe Series
Chronos Series Official YouTube Channel
Chronos Series Official Twitter
TOKYO CHRONOS Official Website
ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos Official Website