We have great news for fans of mecha adventure video games. Originally launched for the Oculus Quest 2, MyDearest Inc. will be bringing Altdeus: Beyond Chronos to Steam and PlayStation VR on February 19 and April 15, respectively.
In case you’re unfamiliar, Altdeus: Beyond Chronos serves as a sequel to Tokyo Chronos, as it takes place 300 years after the events of the previous game. This time around, the sci-fi VR title has super-soldier Chloe as its main protagonist.
Chloe has one mission, and that is to save planet Earth from the Meteoras—enormous aliens who have already succeeded in overpowering and conquering the surface of the Earth. Similar to Pacific Rim, you have to fight and defeat these creatures by utilizing massive robots called Makhia. These mechs are incredibly powerful, and can help you with tactical defenses all while carrying and utilizing rail cannons in the midst of battle.
You can also explore the planet’s final stronghold known as Augmented Tokyo while in Adventure Mode. In this mode, you can interact and get to know the different residents who live in this underground city. Not only that, you have the opportunity to attend and enjoy concerts from Noa, who happens to be a virtual celebrity and Chloe’s co-pilot at the same time.
Altdeus: Beyond Chronos has multiple endings, which makes it a great game to replay if you want to know how all the endings go. The Libra system helps you discover different paths to take, while the Ariadne system allows you to travel back in time so that you can make different decisions.
That being said, Altdeus: Beyond Chronos stars several popular names within the Japanese anime industry. For one thing, the game’s characters were designed by none other than the distinguished LAM, who once worked as a graphic designer for ATLUS on renowned titles such as Persona 5.
Not only that, but famous J-Pop singers have gathered together for a song entitled Desire by ASCA. MyDearest’s game director, Haruki Kashiwakura, said that the fact that Altdeus: Beyond Chronos is heading to both Steam and PSVR means that even more gamers within the video game community will be able to see and experience “this amazing world we spent so much time making.”
Altdeus was extremely well-received when it launched for the Oculus Quest, so much so that it was a highly rated game on the console’s store with several positive reviews. As such, Kashiwakura said that he was confident that other VR fans who use other platforms will be able to appreciate and enjoy everything that Altdeus: Beyond Chronos has to offer.
That being said, it’s worth noting that games such as this, while definitely intriguing, caters to gamers who enjoy the visual novel type of video games. If VR, mecha, and visual novels fit right into your niche, then definitely give Altdeus: Beyond Chronos a shot.
The sci-fi adventure, when released, will be priced at $29.99 on either Steam’s digital storefront or on the PlayStation VR.