[UPDATE] Spike Chunsoft Confirms Chaos;Head Noah No Longer Planned for Steam Due to Censorship Regulations

Spike Chunsoft has announced that the enhanced first entry of the Science Adventure series, Chaos;Head Noah, will no longer be releasing for PC via Steam due to the storefront’s enforced guidelines. However, the Nintendo Switch version of the game will be unaffected.

The full message is quoted below:

Spike Chunsoft, Inc. today regrets to announce that it will not be able to release CHAOS;HEAD NOAH on Steam as originally planned due to Steam’s guideline-required changes to the game’s content. Spike Chunsoft, Inc. believes these changes would not allow the game to be released to its standards.
The company extends its sincerest apologies to all of the fans looking forward to this release. The company is looking into delivering the title through alternative storefronts, and when details are decided will make another formal announcement. Until then your patience and understanding is appreciated. Please also rest assured the Nintendo Switch version is not affected and will release on October 7, 2022, as scheduled.
UPDATE 10/2/2022: The official Twitter account for JAST USA has expressed interest in accepting Chaos;Head Noah onto their storefront should the opportunity present itself. 

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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.


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