Dengeki Online has published an interview with MAGES. game division director Makoto Asada, who confirmed that Anonymous;Code has been delayed from its previously planned fall 2021 release window to 2022, announced the release of a Chaos;Head Noah and Chaos;Child bundle, and confirmed that Mystereet F: The Detectives’ Curtain Call has been put on the backburner in favor of a port of the original Mystereet.
“Since we’re very particular when it comes to [Chiyomaru] Shikura’s titles, we’re currently in the middle of brushing up the game and improving its quality,” Asada said.
“I think you’ll hear the announcement and all that from Shikura. We’re really sorry to keep you all waiting, but please look forward to more news… we should be able to release some solid information this time!
“We originally planned to release the game in fall 2021, but it’s already fall (sweats). We’re releasing in 2022 now, but an official announcement is on the way.”
Regarding the game’s delayed development, Asada said, “We’ve done various trial and error due to our commitment to the Science Adventure series.”
Chaos;Head Noah and Chaos;Child Bundle
“We’re planning to release Chaos;Head Noah, which is playable on limited platforms these days, and its sequel Chaos;Child in a single package,” Asada said.
“You can play Chaos;Child on PlayStation 4 these days, but Chaos;Head Noah can only be played on PS Vita. Chaos;Child is also available on Steam, but Chaos;Head Noah isn’t, so you couldn’t play it even if you wanted to.
“The release is planned for February 2022.”
Mystereet F: The Detectives’ Curtain Call and Mystereet Port
“It’s been a long time since we announced Mystereet, but since we had to end the relationship with the original development company, and working with the company that followed has become difficult, we decided to take over the entire project internally,” Asada said.
“From there, we read up on the entirety of Mystereet‘s story and attempted to start creating the sequel that we announced, but… Mystereet has so many spin-offs, and it’s inconsistent when you try to put it all together, so I thought, ‘How do I make this… make sense?’
“When we put the plot we had leftover for the sequel on top of the story of the spin-offs, we found that they didn’t fit well together—although that may be due to our own lack of ability. There are still some mysteries remaining in the original Mystereet, so we decided to create a sequel story to the mysteries of the first game.
“The story was to some extent complete, and about 20 to 30 percent of voice-overs were already recorded, but it didn’t make sense—something still felt out of place—so we decided to stop and rewrite what we’d completed.
“After that, a number of writers fiddled with it with the sense that ‘Maybe it’d be better like this?,’ but we couldn’t come up with a good solution…
“The game was announced as Mystereet F: The Detectives’ Curtan Call, but the discussion of whether we should cancel development came up a number of times.
“However, it’s a title that I’m personally invested in, and I didn’t want it to end that way, so I kept everyone waiting. I’ve had a busy schedule and haven’t been able to work on Mystereet for a while now. I’m truly sorry.
“I’ve decided to put a stop to this for now.
“I apologize for continuously dragging it out as it’s been announced, so we’re temporarily ceasing development on Mystereet F: The Detectives’ Curtan Call for the time being, and will release a port of the original Mystereet first.
“I’ll think about whether or not to make a sequel to Mystereet once I’m satisfied with the separation between the spin-offs and this title. It’s something I want to do, so I’d like to think of a good way to do it.”
Asada also mentioned that the port of the original Mystereet is already complete, and voice-overs have been recorded.