Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER will launch for PlayStation 5 and Switch in addition to its previously announced PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac versions, developer MidBoss announced. The PC version will also be available via the Epic Games Store in addition to Steam.
MidBoss has also released a demo for Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER via Steam and the Epic Games Store. It is a prologue that introduces the protagonist ES88 and her psychic abilities allowing her to dive into the memories of others. Players will help a bounty hunter recall what happened during a shady business deal gone wrong.
“Our passionate community is in love with Neo-San Francisco and we’re happy to give them a taste of what we are working on ahead of the console and PC releases later this year,” said MidBoss CEO Cade Peterson in a press release. “This demo shows off the new puzzle mechanics and some of the characters adding flavor to the next entry in our LGBTQ+-friendly world.”
Here is an overview of the game, via its store pages:
Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER, the next mystery adventure set in the world of MidBoss’ 2064: Read Only Memories. Return to the vibrant cyberpunk world of Neo-San Francisco from 2064: Read Only Memories, filled with friendly and familiar faces including Jess Meas, the gene-spliced, hybrid lawyer, TOMCAT, the notorious hacker, and Lexi Rivers, former police officer turned private eye.
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, by using the Neurodiver to search the memories in which it hides. Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER’s Deep Dive mechanic enables ES88 to identify, manipulate, and unlock information, though overuse can irreparably corrupt her target’s memory.
NEURODIVER will introduce new characters, locations, and mechanics, including the ability to dive into and change other characters’ memories, as well as overhauled art and an unsolved case to crack with multiple endings.
- Play as new character ES88, a gifted esper with the ability to delve into memories.
- Explore, manipulate and even unlock the memories of others.
- Visit new locations and meet new friends in Neo-San Francisco.
- See familiar faces like Jess Meas, Lexi Rivers, TOMCAT, and more.
- An updated dynamic and colorful art style.
- Retro-inspired FM music by Scarlet Moon artist, coda.
- Even more anime than before!
Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER is due out in Q1 2022. The Japanese localization and voice-over, as well as Xbox One support for all regions will be provided by Chorus Worldwide.
Watch a trailer from June 2020 below.