I never thought I would type these words, let alone mean them, but it has recently come to our attention that there is an artistic connection between the visual novel Science Adventure Chaos;Head and the upcoming JRPG published by Nintendo and developed by Monolithsoft, Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
CHOCO, Designer of the transformations of Ouroboros into Xenoblade Chronicles 3which includes members of the merging group, is listed as a product designer for Chaos;Head. Their Twitter account profile also provides this information. If the specificities of what CHOCO worked on for Chaos;Head are not explicitly stated, it is very obvious that they worked on the design of the Delusion Ideal-Swords (DI-Swords).
I won’t detail what DI-Swords are narratively, since Chaos ; chief noah has not yet been officially located. Still, when looking at the Ouroboros forms and the DI-Swords, there’s an unmistakably similar innate vibe there. Additionally, CHOCO’s work story consists of several mech-like characters, including the Xenosaga series. So with these facts in mind, the DI-Swords in Chaos;Head are the closest vein in visual appeal.
Product design is like a wide range of occupations, and in a sense it is, but it’s also integral to it. People with this title play a key role in ensuring that the art style of the project is in line with the developer’s intentions. As a big fan of science adventure and Chaos;Head fan myself, this reveal is quite thrilling.
Since the transformations of Ouroboros for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 were originally revealed, I was captivated by their creations. This feeling legitimately surprised me since I’ve never liked mechs, except for the Divine Knights in Trails of cold steel. However, now that I know that CHOCO worked on the Ouroboros designs, I’m not surprised that I immediately became a fan. As a result, my hype already on the ceiling for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has now exploded and is flying skyward.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 releases for Nintendo Switch on July 29, 2022.
Chaos;Head Noah / Chaos;Child Double Pack releases for Nintendo Switch in the West on October 7, 2022. Additionally, Chaos ; chief noah releases on PC via Steam on the same date. Chaos;Child is already available in the West on Steam, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
Chaos;Head Noah / Chaos;Child Double Pack is a physical version of the Switch collection that includes both games, steelbook and lingerie DLC (only for Chaos ; chief noah). However, the official website indicates that the protagonist’s fictional waifu, Seira Orgel, will not adorn her DLC lingerie costume for North American and European releases.
Chaos: Chief Noah can be considered the director’s cut version of the original Chaos;Head which was a Japan-only PC release. Noah Character routes added and released for multiple consoles. Unfortunately, no edition of Chaos;Head never received an official localization.
Chaos;Child is a visual novel set 6 years later Chaos ; chief noah, focusing on a new cast. This title has received an official English localization from publisher PQube on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and publisher Spike Chunsoft on PC via Steam.