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.

For continued updates, keep reading gmw3.

Tokyo: Chronos Team Presents Three VR Projects, Ask Gaming Community Which to Build

Wherever you go in the world of Web3 one thing is clear, it’s all about community and getting everyone involved. While virtual reality (VR) developers have utilised their respective communities to build new features into their videogames, rarely do they decide upon an entire project using the same methodology. Japanese team MyDearest Inc. is bucking that trend today by unveiling three concepts under the banner of Project: Gathering, asking gamers to decide which it should build.

MyDearest Inc. is already well known in the VR space thanks to Tokyo Chronos, ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos and its upcoming title Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate. Project: Gathering, on the other hand, is a very different beast, proposing three entirely different games under the codenames:

  • Code: Camp – An open-world fantasy game
    • “”Everything starts from this tent” It’s a huge world. Explore it with your tent! Start a campfire with other campers and cheer for the adventure that’s coming. This is the beginning of a new life and new friendships.”
  • Code: Gauntlet – an action MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena)
    • “”Get ready, unchain yourself!” The ninja academy is gathering the strongest fighters the world can offer. Powerful warriors with extreme powers, ready for victory, ready to become legends.”
  • Code: Bell – a 4vs1 survival game
    • “”Can you escape from your sins?” An invitation letter with something nobody should know, your sin. “Hunt your friends as the Executioner”, “Survive with friends as a sinner” Which one do you choose?”

“This is our biggest project until now,” says Alberto Moreno, Head of International Promotion at MyDearest in a statement, “We’ve been recruiting the best talent in Japan to make this game and to prove that you don’t have to be the biggest company to make the best games.”

“We’re not only making a game for the gaming community, we want to make a game for the gaming community with the gaming community,” Moreno continues. “We want people to come to our Discord server and tell us what they want so we can make it. It’s going to be the first game in the industry where the interaction with the community starts from the very concept of the game.” 

To take part in Project: Gathering you’ll need to head over to MyDearest’s Discord server and let them know which game they should make. As a bonus, you’ll be entered into Project: Gathering‘s reward campaign with prizes ranging from a Steam Gift card up to a Secretlab Titan Evo 2022. Additionally, the studio will also use this process to look for new worldwide talent, whether you’re an artist, programmer, or streamer.

Currently listing 2023 to complete whichever videogame the community vote for, far more pressing is the launch of Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate, coming to Meta Quest 2 this summer. For continued updates, keep reading gmw3.

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.

Altdeus: Beyond Chronos Studio Completes $8.2m Funding Round


Japanese developer MyDearest, best known for its two virtual reality (VR) visual novels Tokyo Chronos and Altdeus: Beyond Chronos has announced the successful completion of a new funding round this week. This saw the studio close an $8.2 million USD (900 million yen) Series B funding round to help continue building new VR adventures. 

The round was led by Globis Capital Partners, a Japanese VC firm, alongside DBJ Capital and DG Daiwa Ventures. This has brought MyDearest’s total funding to date to $11.1 million (1.2 billion yen). MyDearest has said this new investment will be used to expand its team whilst developing an online fan community for its growing videogame roster.

“The serial successes of our games, and the expansion of the VR market thanks to Oculus Quest 2, have allowed us to close one of the largest funding rounds ever for a Japanese VR game company,” said Kento Kishigami, CEO of MyDearest in a statement. “Our fans have lauded us for our powerful storytelling, and we intend to complement that strength by further evolving the gameplay and interactivity of our games, appealing to an even wider audience. MyDearest will serve as the vanguard of Japanese VR game developers making an impact in the global market.”

Founded in 2016, by Kento Kishigami, Yosuke Kori, and Shotaro Chida, the team’s first title was Tokyo Chronos (2019) following a group of eight students who suddenly wake up in “Chronos World”, a sort of mirror world based in Shibuya, now an empty, deserted district of Tokyo, Japan. Described as a visual novel, the interaction was limited as you mainly followed the story with Japanese voice acting and English subtitles.

Tokyo Chronos

2020’s Altdeus: Beyond Chronos was the sequel, set 200 years after the events in Tokyo Chronos. The follow-up was a far more advanced adventure with greater interaction and a multitude of decision points to vary the story and endings. This time the world has been decimated by an alien race called the Meteora with humanity now surviving by living underground. But there is a way to fight back, using giant mechs called Makhia. The narrative puts you in the shoes of a Makhia pilot, being able to control giant rail guns or huge swords.

As MyDearest expands the team and when it reveals its next VR project, VRFocus will let you know.

ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos’ ‘Episode Yamato’ DLC Arrives Next Week

ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos DLC

When it comes to big branching narratives in virtual reality (VR) few can match ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos‘ offering and soon its going to get even more expansive. After teasing the first details a couple of weeks ago, developer MyDearest Inc. has announced that the first DLC, Episode Yamato, will drop next week.

ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos DLC

The Episode Yamato DLC focuses on Second Lieutenant Yamato Amanagi who pilots the Ares Makhia, the other giant mecha used by the Prometheus organisation to protect the planet from an alien race called Meteora. In the main campaign where you play Chloe, she tries to escape from Prometheus but as Yamato, you now stand in her way vowing to bring her back at any cost.

With a new storyline and mecha comes new features with the Ares Makhia using a close combat Swordstrike system to attack the Meteora, rather than the railgun system found on Chloe’s Alto Makhia. MyDearest Inc. states the DLC should clock in at around 2 hours once players have located all the story branches, helping further bolster ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos 15-20 hour base campaign.

ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos is the sequel to Tokyo Chronos, set 200 years in the future where humans have been driven into the underground city of Augmented Tokyo by the alien Meteora. These colossal creatures have decimated the Earth’s surface, with humanity’s only weapon against them being the Makhia. Alongside Chloe and Yamato, there are several colourful characters including an AI called Noa, whose 360-degree J-pop concerts have made her a local celebrity.

ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos DLC

VRFocus’ review of the visual novel said: “ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos is the interactive visual novel Tokyo Chronos needed to be.” Going onto add: “Currently, when it comes to Japanese VR visual novels ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos is the new standard to beat.”

While ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos is available for Oculus Quest and Rift, PlayStation VR and PC VR headsets, the upcoming Episode Yamato DLC will be exclusive to Oculus Quest for the time being, with the DLC’s launch date set for Thursday, 10th June 2021, retailing for $9.99 USD. The studio has already confirmed that the DLC will be made available to other platforms at a later date. VRFocus will continue its coverage of ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos, reporting back with further updates.

First DLC for ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos Arrives in June for Oculus Quest

ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos DLC

Japanese developer MyDearest Inc. launched its interactive visual novel ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos for Oculus headsets at the end of 2020, following that up with further support for SteamVR and PlayStation VR headsets. Today, the studio has announced the first DLC ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos – Episode Yamato will be coming to Oculus Quest first, due to arrive in early June.

ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos DLC

The DLC puts you in the shoes of Second Lieutenant Yamato Amanagi, a member of the Meteora fighting Prometheus organisation and pilot of the Ares Makhia, the other giant Makhia employed by the force. This new story arc takes place as “Chloe tries to escape from Prometheus with Anima, but Yamato stands in her way carrying the hopes of his comrades – to bring her back or die trying,” the synopsis explains.

In the core narrative, you’re Chloe, who pilots Alto Makhia. This giant beast comes supplied with a railgun to defeat the Meteora. Piloting the Ares Makhia in the DLC you’ll be able to use its Swordstrike system, a close-range attack that in true anime style uses a massive sword. So the DLC will provide some new interactive gameplay elements as well as offering around two hours of additional content once all the story branches are complete.

ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos by itself is fairly extensive. While VRFocus’ review found the initial run-through took about three hours, that was then greatly extended by the branching narrative, easily providing 15+ hours of content via its multiple endings. The experience uses a system called Libra that points out impactful choices and unvisited story branches.

ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos DLC

The sequel to Tokyo Chronos, ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos is set 200 years in the future where humans have been driven into the underground city of Augmented Tokyo by the alien Meteora. Colossal creatures that have decimated the Earth’s surface, humanity’s only weapon against them is the Makhia.

Oculus Quest owners will be able to purchase ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos – Episode Yamato for $9.99 USD, with English and Japanese voice acting and Chinese (Simplified), and French subtitles. MyDearest Inc. will be releasing the DLC for other supported platforms in the future, with dates still to be announced. VRFocus will continue its coverage of ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos, reporting back with further updates.

One of Quest’s Best-rated Experiences, ‘ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos’ Launches on SteamVR

Sci-fi anime VR visual novel experience ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos launched on Oculus Quest in December and quickly rose to become one of the best rated titles on the headset. Now the app has launched on SteamVR for PC VR users to enjoy.

As an anime experience featuring “robot battles, pop music, and emotion,” Altdeus might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but those looking for this kind of experience have given the game top marks on Oculus Quest. Currently the game ranks as the 2nd best-rated paid app on Quest, with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 against more than 650 reviews.

Now Altdeus has launched on SteamVR, opening the door to players across the PC VR landscape. Interestingly, the experience is being sold for $30 (which is $10 cheaper than the Quest version), plus an additional launch discount of 10% (ending soon).

Altdeus promises 15–20 hours of gameplay with “one of the largest branching storylines ever in a VR game.” Here’s the trailer and premise straight from developer MyDearest Inc.

Become Chloe, a mecha pilot who will have her revenge and annihilate the Meteora once and for all. Pilot a giant mecha and make the decisions to determine humanity’s future. Explore new choices to uncover new branches of the story and discover all of ALTDEUS’ endings! Discover the truth, destroy the enemy, and enjoy the cyberspace pop concerts!

The studio also says the experience is heavily designed around player comfort and “highly recommended for people who don’t have a high tolerance against motion sickness.”

Though it takes place 300 years in the future, Altdeus is actually a sequel of TOKYO CHRONOS (2019), a previously released VR experience by the same studio. With both titles now available on Steam, the developer is selling both games in a bundle with a 24% discount.

Altdeus: Beyond Chronos is also available on Oculus PC and due to launch on PSVR on April 15th.

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ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos Launch Dates Confirmed for Steam & PlayStation VR

ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos

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.

ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos

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.

ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos

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.”

There’s plenty of stunning animation in VR so take a look at VRFocus’ latest recommendations. For further updates on ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos, keep reading VRFocus.

ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos For PlayStation VR Appears on Amazon Japan

ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos

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.

ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos

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.