Chorus Worldwide and MidBoss have confirmed a release window for the cyberpunk point-and-click adventure game Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER, which is coming to Nintendo Switch.
Set “a few years” after 2064: Read Only Memories, you will have the chance to return to the thriving metropolis of Neo-San Francisco. Police detective turned private eye Lexi Rivers, elite hacker TOMCAT and expert attorney Jess Meas must join forces with the powerful psychic ES88 to solve a new mystery.
After a psychic known only as the Golden Butterfly goes rogue, they flit between the minds of the city’s residents corrupting their memories to hide their tracks. ES88 is the only one who can repair the victims’ memories and trap the culprit, equipped with a bioengineered creature called a Neurodiver which is capable of amplifying her mind-reading abilities.
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- The NEURODIVER: Use the Neurodiver to search the memories in which the rogue esper, Golden Butterfly hides. Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER’s Deep Dive mechanic enables ES88 to identify, manipulate, and repair fragments found in her subject’s memories.
- Diverse characters: NEURODIVER will introduce new characters, locations, and mechanics, including the ability to dive into and repair other characters’ memories, as well as overhauled art and an unsolved case to crack with multiple endings.
- You are a telepath: Take on the role of ES88, a telepath with the ability to delve into memories employed by MINERVA, a powerful organization specializing in neurotechnology and extrasensory projection phenomena. Tasked with tracking down the Golden Butterfly, a naturally gifted psychic on the loose and wreaking havoc through the subconscious minds of Neo-San Francisco.
- Retro-inspired soundtrack: Original retro-inspired FM music by Scarlet Moon artist, coda.
Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Q3 2023.