Chorus Worldwide Games released a new trailer for the Midboss-developed adventure visual novel Read Only Memories: Neurodiver, now coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store in 2024. The game was originally planned for a 2023 release but has been delayed. This isn’t the first delay, but the developer hasn’t been shy about transparency, considering the lengthy development.
The trailer acts as an overview of the story, characters, and world. Creative Direct John James walks viewers through the video by explaining key details. Further, players get a look at the origins and inspirations behind the series.
In Read Only Memories: Neurodiver, players immerse themselves in the role of ES88, a young esper working for MINERVA, an organization that delves into information science, neurotechnology, and extrasensory phenomena. ES88’s mission is to track down the elusive Golden Butterfly, a mysterious psychic entity disrupting the memories of citizens in Neo-San Francisco. The game revolves around unraveling the identity and motives of this entity, while determining how to stop its influence.
Central to the gameplay is the Neurodiver, a bioengineered psychic creature designed to enhance an esper’s abilities. This tool allows players to delve into subjects’ memories, gathering clues and piecing together fragmented thoughts in pursuit of the Golden Butterfly. “Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER” marks a return to the vivid, sci-fi setting of Neo-San Francisco from the previous game, “2064: Read Only Memories.” It introduces a new story and characters, while also welcoming back familiar faces from the original game, offering an experience accessible to new players and rewarding to returning fans. The game’s soundtrack, crafted by composer and sound designer Ken “coda” Snyder, pays homage to the FM sound chips of the late 1980s and early 1990s, capturing the essence of that era’s computer and console audio, making it a treat for enthusiasts of retro gaming soundtracks.
In case you missed it, check out our preview.
You can watch the trailer below:
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