Playstation VR physical copies will now be available starting at the $60 tier. With that said, there are a couple things to keep in mind.
Reward tiers CANNOT be edited once there are backers for that particular tier and thus we cannot edit the existing tiers during the campaign. Nevertheless, do not worry as you will be able to choose between PC or Playstation VR after the campaign is over in BackerKit.
※日本語の説明はこちら (In Japanese): https://tokyochronos.com/news/20180724_19.html
Welcome to the campaign for the next step in the visual novel genre! "TOKYO CHRONOS" is a VR visual novel mystery adventure, making use of the latest VR technology for your home computer and PSVR console, letting you DIVE into the adventure and mystery directly! This is your chance to be part of the production, and experience the revolution as it unfolds before your very eyes!
This is a fairly ambitious project but we're hoping to raise money to cover development costs and also make some fantastically awesome goods for backers as well. With a star-studded cast behind the scenes, we hope to make TOKYO CHRONOS the ultimate adventure for both experienced visual novel fans and those brand new to the genre!
"TOKYO CHRONOS" is the latest project from Japanese video game studio MyDearest, focusing on immersion and storytelling via virtual reality. In this game, the suspense and drama are told via a mix of gorgeous visual animation and a new comic book style UI, taking its inspiration from both animation and the visual novel genre and bringing them together in a brand new way. The project team is led by Kazuma Miki, the producer of Sword Art Online.
VR allows you to look around, discover new details, new things each time and listen to the surroundings unlike ever before in a visual novel adventure via a dynamic sound system. The characters truly come alive right before your eyes, deepening the experience. The team behind TOKYO CHRONOS is a smorgasbord of industry veterans and talents, promising to deliver the very best in Japanese entertainment to the world of VR!
MyDearest is a developer from Tokyo, Japan which specializes in virtual reality entertainment, specifically adventure games. Established in 2016, the company has already released several titles including Innocent Forest, an interactive VR novel.
Sekai Project is a Los Angeles based publisher and developer, specializing in localization of Japanese media and entertainment. Most known for their large catalog of visual novel classics, the company has also released games across major console platforms such as PS4 and the Nintendo Switch.
Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc. (TOM) shares the latest news about Japanese pop culture with fans around the world through its Facebook page, which has 20.2 million likes as of June 2018. TOM also works directly with manufacturers to provide an authentic and curated selection of merchandise to fans worldwide through its e-commerce site, the Tokyo Otaku Mode Shop.
Limited Run Games is a publisher of limited run physical games for various console platforms. Specializing in putting game titles that are only available digitally on to a physical medium, they've made a name for themselves with their limited time, single print-run titles and the unique library they bring to Playstation 4, Playstation Vita and now Nintendo Switch.
"TOKYO CHRONOS" is a true next step in the evolution of the adventure game genre. For many, the dream of diving into the world and story of an authentic Japanese animation project has long been at the top of the wish list for VR project, and now we have the chance to finally experience it.
This is an adventure game where the player truly gets transported to a brand new world, and will become infatuated with the numerous characters, plot twists and mysterious to solve throughout the game. With a world class staff and voice acting talent, this will be as close to living in an animation that you'll get! We always strive to bring the greatest gaming entertainment from Japan to the world for all to enjoy.
With "TOKYO CHRONOS", we have an opportunity to not only ensure that the game becomes available worldwide in multiple languages, but also across multiple platforms, making sure everyone will get a chance to dive into this experience, no matter what VR platform they prefer.
When, and why, have we become separated?
A group of eight childhood friends --
The time has come for the truth to be revealed.
Trapped in an empty, deserted Shibuya where time has frozen over.
A strange world where the eight disappear one by one.
-- I am dead. Who killed me?
Kyosuke Sakurai (CV: Yuto Uemura)
Protagonist. 16 year-old attending high school in Shibuya. When he wakes up, he finds himself in the "Chronos World", an empty, deserted Shibuya where time has frozen. Has a peaceful and caring personality. While the others become suspicious of one another, he tries his best to trust them. Back in his elementary school days, it seems that he was the leader of the 8 childhood friends, but...
Karen Nikaido (CV: Yui Ishikawa)
A quiet and mysterious girl. Calm but strong-willed. Wears a red ribbon as her trademark. Moved in when she was in elementary school. She was alone until Sakurai invited her into his group of friends. In the "Chronos World", she acts curtly against Sakurai but...
Yu Momono (CV: Ibuki Kido)
A girl with a simple and innocent personality. Has known Sakurai for the longest. Lived nextdoor to Sakurai, and grew up together like siblings. Even as a high school student now, she always sticks to Sakurai. She is in the Camera Club, and brings with her a pink camera at all times.
Yuria Togoku (CV: Shoko Yuzuki)
Despite the childish look and actions, she is a genius physicist acknowledged by the government. Carrys around a strange stuffed animal that she named Patty. She acts at her own pace, but when something happened within the group of friends, she has always helped solve the problem using her intelligence.
Sai Kamiya (CV: Romi Park)
He is the class president at his high school and the son of a well-known politician. Having handsome looks, an intelligent mind, athletic prowess and very few if any faults, he is the perfect person. Considered the brains among the 8 friends, in the past he used to lead the group alongside Sakurai. With the deep, personal connections he has, any problem is easily solved.
In the CHRONOS world though, something doesn’t seem right with him…
Ai Morozumi (CV: Azu Sakura)
She is the vice president of the student council at her high school and is the cool but serious type. What is right is of utmost important to her and she's hard on others and even herself in that regard. She's always held that belief even in grade school which caused others to shun her but Sai came to her aid and from that point on she has had absolute faith in him.
Though she's tough on others, it is not because she's cold-hearted. Along with being the oldest daughter in a large family, she genuinely cares a lot about others.
Sota Machikoji (CV: Keisuke Ueda)
This optimistic jokester is the mood maker in the group. Although he's quick to get into fights with others, he's a lovable idiot who absolutely hates those that act unjustly towards others. Always thinking about his friends, in the past he was the kind of guy who would rush into the fray when his friends were in a jam.
Tetsu Kageyama (CV: Yuuki Kaji)
He works as the treasurer of the high school student council. Although he often shows hesitation and is reserved, Tetsu is very observant of the things around him and is a kindhearted individual who understands the problems that people have.
Within the group, he looks up to Kyosuke and Sai. Sai in particular reached out to Tetsu when he was all alone and thus holds Sai in great respect for befriending him.
Throughout the campaign more characters will be revealed. Who will be revealed next? Stay tuned and find out!
TOKYO CHRONOS supports the very latest in VR technology, and enables both users of the HTC Vive and Oculus VR headsets to enjoy the full experience of this interactive adventure. The game will be distributed via the Steam frontend digitally and have full support of achievements and updates via the client. TOKYO CHRONOS will also be available on Oculus Go as well.
We are also supporting Sony Playstation VR, for gamers who like to enjoy their virtual reality on Sony’s groundbreaking PS4 platform. This version will be identical to the PC release in terms of content, and all SKU’s will target the same framerate and graphical fidelity as much as possible. Due to hardware differences however, some differences in performance might occur between console and PC releases.
Risks and challenges
As this is a game that is currently in development, the challenge will be to make sure that there won't be too much deviation from the release schedule. Budgeting for goods production and shipment are another concern that may impact the timely delivery of rewards to backers.
Nevertheless, we will work closely with the developers to make sure that all estimated deadlines will be hit and in the case delays do happen we will do our best to keep you, the backer as informed as possible throughout the process.
Due to the certification and approval differences between store outlets, there might be very small delays between delivery for any particular storefront.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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