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10-23-2017

Chaos;Child

You see that semicolon in the middle of a game title, you know you're dealing with 5pb's Science Adventure or Science Visual Novel science-fiction series. In this case, Chaos;Child is a sequel to the first Science Adventure story, Chaos;Head. It releases on both PS4 and PlayStation Vita in Europe on October 13, 2017, while North America has to wait until October 24. Since Chaos;Head wasn't localized, this is our first official taste of this delusional thriller sub-series.

Chaos;Child tells the story of Takuru Miyashiro, an orphan just trying to get through high school (as Japanese protagonists tend to do) until a wave of strange deaths happens in Shibuya. This isn't merely a traditional murder mystery ordeal, however, as in Chaos; visual novels you're in control of the protagonist's delusions. At key points in the story, you can choose to trigger shifts to a more positive (lewd) or more negative (violent or gross) version of the world around you. Of course, you can decide to stay in reality, if that's more your style.

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