CHROMATOSE's Latest Update Includes New Character and Pause Menu Straight From Persona 5

Persona 3 and Catherine inspired CHROMATOSE gets an update featuring a brand new character, quality of life upgrades, and a snazzy new menu.

The Persona 3, Catherine, and Monogatari inspired visual novel CHROMATOSE has gotten a new update on their official Kickstarter page. The update includes several quality of life changes and additions, as well as a new character and a new pause menu interface.

In the Kickstarter update, the developers revealed they are currently implementing a skip text function, a log where players can view previous lines of dialogue, and a full-screen mode. They’ve also started work on the demo that was unlocked through the backer achievements and, thanks to her placing highest in the character vote, Imogen O’Conner gets a lovely preview image:

My favorite part of this update, however, is the pause menu interface. It looks so fun and clean, and seems to be very much inspired by Persona 5‘s own menu which features the protagonist moving about within it:

The next update will be featuring even more information — both on Imogen and on the title itself.

The premise of CHROMATOSE is such: “You’ve awakened in a strange nightmare after a fall that should have ended your life. Around you are amnesiac strangers who are also trapped in this world for their own unique reasons. Escape the collective nightmare in 12 hours or never wake up.”

This allows for a wealth of variety in character stories — ten in all — to be told, each with their own world to explore through. Players can experience 16 possible game setups based on their own personality quirks and as any good visual novel should, there are multiple endings based on the choices made during the main story.

The conversations and relationships built up during the game serve a deeper purpose, as they both strengthen and increase the effectiveness of the protagonist during turn-based card battles.

You can still try out the free demo here and check out all the screenshots and gameplay video here and here. CHROMATOSE is set to release for PC and Mac sometime in 2021.

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Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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