‘Tokyo Chronos’ Studio Unveils Quest 2 Adventure ‘Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate’ in First Trailer

MyDearest, the Japan-based developer behind the Tokyo Chronos VR series, has unveiled its upcoming VR sci-fi adventure game for Meta Quest 2, Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate.

The game, which MyDearest says distances itself from the team’s previous visual novel games, will be the developer’s first adventure game.

The studio says in Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate players take on the role of Hal, a Special Supervisor in Astrum Close City. A futuristic marine location, Astrum Close City is a place where crime has been eradicated. When the founder of the city is suddenly murdered, Hal must step in and bring the suspect to justice.

“Able to access the memories of objects around him and alter the past using an ability called Memory Dive, Hal will have to back up what he discovers with evidence and theories in order to convince others and push the narrative forward,” the studio says in a press statement. “Everything players see could be a potential clue so paying attention and taking in every detail is paramount.”

This is only the first episode of the series, MyDearest says, as subsequent installments to follow at a later date. ‘Episode I’ of Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate is slated to initially launch on Meta Quest 2 sometime in 2022 followed by a flatscreen version of the game for Nintendo Switch.

The announcement of Dyschronia follows the reveal of Project: Gathering in April, three concept trailers that could see one of the proposed games start production and arrive sometime in 2023. Dyschronia was already announced before the three concepts presented in April though, which just goes to show that MyDearest is amping up production likely thanks to the successful launches of its most recent titles, Tokyo Chronos (2019) and ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos (2020).

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Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate Drops New Gameplay Trailer

MyDearest Inc is known for its virtual reality (VR) visual novels but its next title Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate slightly steps away from this genre. Due for release soon and like a lot of developers like to do this time of year the team has dropped a new trailer.


A mixture of gameplay and cinematics, this is the best look yet at Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate’s upcoming sci-fi adventure, providing a closer look at the game’s mechanics, controls and its characters.

Set within the same Chronos universe as MyDearest’s other VR projects Tokyo Chronos and  ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos, Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate won’t, however, be a direct sequel. Revealing the first narrative snippets, a synopsis explains: “Players take on the role of Hal, a Special Supervisor in Astrum Close City. A futuristic marine location, Astrum Close City is a place where crime has been eradicated. When the founder of the city is suddenly murdered, Hal must step in and bring the suspect to justice.”

To do this Hal has an ability called Memory Dive which can access the memories of those around him and alter the past. Players then need to back the information up from those memories with evidence and theories to convince others.


Players will have full control over Hal to freely explore the environments and search for clues. They’ll also have to deal with Astrum Close City’s Integrated AI, winning over the AI as well as the city’s citizen’s to help uncover the mystery.

After initial expectations from the studio put Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate’s launch this past spring, MyDearest Inc. moved the release to this summer for Meta Quest 2. A Nintendo Switch version is still slated for the end of 2022. It’ll be episodic, split into three with all of them currently expected to arrive before the year-end.

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DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate Delayed, Quest 2 Launch This Summer

Japanese virtual reality (VR) studio MyDearest Inc. revealed its next project, DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate, last year, continuing the teams’ love of immersive visual novels. A multiplatform launch was initially slated for this spring but today the studio has confirmed that’s now being pushed back, with the Meta Quest 2 version arriving first.


In conjunction with development partner Izanagi Games, MyDearest Inc. is now working towards a summer launch of DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate‘s first episode, with the next two instalments hopefully arriving before the end of 2022 – although that could change. The only other platform with confirmed support is Nintendo Switch, with its non-VR edition set to arrive by year-end.

Here’s the current launch timeline for DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate:

  • Meta Quest 2
    • Episode 1 – Summer 2022
    • Episode 2 – Fall 2022 and beyond
    • Episode 3 – Winter 2022 and beyond
  • Nintendo Switch
    • Complete Package (All 3 Episodes) – Winter 2022 and beyond

Explaining the delay in a statement, MyDearest Inc. CEO & Executive Producer Kento Kishigami said: “I’m deeply sorry to disappoint everyone who was excited about the release being just around the corner. However, with the extra development time, we firmly believe we will be able to deliver a graphical and gameplay experience that far exceeds our previous releases. 


“We may be entering the most critical phase of the whole process, but we’ve bolstered our development team with the best of the best, and they are passionately working, day in, day out on DYSCHRONIA: CA—and are in all in a constant state of excitement at seeing just how much the game continues to evolve.”

While you will have to be patient for the next project from the studio behind ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos, the team has revealed its latest progress. Several before and after screenshots have been released showcasing the evolving visual fidelity, which is looking good it seems.

As further details regarding DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate are released, gmw3 will let you know.

ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos Studio Reveals DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate for 2022

DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate

MyDearest Inc. the Japanese virtual reality (VR) studio championing immersive visual novels with Tokyo Chronos and ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos, has today revealed its latest project. Called DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate, this new VR experience is currently slated to arrive next year.

DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate

DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate won’t be a direct sequel to MyDearest Inc’s previous VR entries but it will still be connected to the Chronos universe as a whole. How the new project is connected and details of the new storyline have yet to be unveiled, with the studio only teasing the videogames’ existence for the time being. The same goes for platform support, which VR headsets have yet been mentioned.

From the trailer, there’s definitely some sort of time travel element involved with a male character wielding a powerful looking watch. This is then followed by the phrase: “Turn back time. Mysteries are a thing of the past.” Adding to the tease, MyDearest Inc. has launched a dedicated DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate website which has a text entry filed saying “Enter Your Keywords”. Enter a specific word and something may just happen, how’s your Chronos knowledge?

Considering the leap between Tokyo Chronos and ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos both in terms of narrative and interaction, hopefully, MyDearest Inc. will continue that trend, sticking with its visual novel roots whilst expanding the gameplay elements to further immerse players in the experience.

DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate

If you happen to live in the United States then MyDearest Inc. has another bonus for you, a competition. An official Twitter account for DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate has been opened and if you follow the Twitter account, like the sweepstakes post, and retweet it there’s a chance to win an Oculus Quest 2 or $25 Amazon Gift Cards. The sweepstakes will be open until 23:59 PDT, 31st July 2021.

With DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate due in 2022 that gives you plenty of time to complete the previous two titles, especially ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos which has a good 15+ hours of content considering the numerous alternate endings. And then there’s the new Episode Yamato DLC which adds a couple more hours. For further updates on DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate, keep reading VRFocus.