Famitsu has shared news regarding the next incoming entry of the Science Adventure franchise, Anonymous;Code, by highlighting its mechanics, various character profiles, and renders.
You can view each of the newly unveiled character renders below alongside respective profile translations by our team’s Ryuji:
Next, information regarding game mechanics was provided, viewable below:
Hack Triggers Instead of Choices!
In Anonymous;Code, the scenario branches by “hacking triggers” instead of doing multiple-choice events. At certain points in the game, the player can suggest when to use Takaoka’s “Save & Load” application.
The decision to perform a save and load is left to Takaoka, and will only be performed if he agrees to do it. The player can suggest the best timing, and have the Save & Load executed, helping Takaoka make the decision.
This cooperative relationship between the player and Takaoka is the key to moving the story forward.
Takaoka’s Mysterious App
The “Save & Load” app that Takaoka has allows you to save the “present” and then load that data to “go back in time”. Although Takaoka is usually in control of the “Save & Load” app, players can also use the data slots and save points that Takaoka can use.
Upon making your choice, the “Manga Trigger” is triggered here. This has intense action scenes and difficult explanations shown in a fast-paced, easy-to-understand manner by following the frames of a comic strip. It also expresses the divergent results of hacking triggers.
Anonymous;Code is releasing in Japan on July 28, 2022, for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
Chaos;Head Noah / Chaos;Child Double Pack is releasing for Nintendo Switch in the West on October 7, 2022.
Chaos;Head Noah / Chaos;Child Double Pack is a physical release of the collection that includes both games, a Steelbook, and the lingerie DLC. Regarding this, the official website states that the fictitious waifu, Seira Orgel, will not adorn her lingerie costume DLC for the North American and European releases.
Chaos:Head Noah can be seen as the director’s cut version of the original Chaos;Head which was a PC-only release in Japan. Noah added character routes and released for several consoles in Japan. Unfortunately, no edition of Chaos;Head has ever received an official localization.
Chaos;Child is a visual novel taking place 6 years after Chaos;Head Noah, focusing on a new group of protagonists. This title did receive an official English localization from publisher PQube on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and by publisher Spike Chunsoft on PC via Steam.