Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Mar 112022

It’s no delusion, our hopes have come true, the Chaos;Head Noah / Chaos;Child Double Pack released for the Switch is being localized!

After it was teased a few weeks ago, Spike Chunsoft officially announced it yesterday.

The double pack will be released on October 7, with a steelbook launch edition also available to order.

Not only will this be the first time Chaos;Head receives an official English translation, Chaos;Head Noah is the expanded re-release that added significantly more content and is said to be improved in every way. My understanding is that this version is based on the PlayStation release of Noah, which censored some of the more gruesome sections, but it should still be an excellent visual novel.

(The launch edition also includes lingerie costume DLC for the girls in Chaos;Head Noah, except for Seira, whose costume is not included in the western release.)

I played Chaos;Head with the fan translation last October and loved it, so I’m absolutely picking up this new release.

Now, Chaos;Child came out in English a few years ago (despite the questionable decision of translating only the sequel of an untranslated game) and I actually started my Vita copy last year after I finished Chaos;Head, so now I’ll need to decide if I want to finish that or wait for the double pack since I’m still near the beginning. As far as I know, it’s the exact same version, but since the original Chaos;Child translation apparently has some parts that just… aren’t translated… maybe we can hope they’ll fix that for the Switch version?

Either way, I’ll pick up the double back for Noah, at least.

I don’t know what’s up with this recent trend of games people said would never be localized suddenly getting localization announcements, but I’m delighted by it and I hope Yakuza Kenzan and Ishin are next. (Seriously. The Great Ace Attorney, the Crossbell games, and now Chaos;Head? If those are possible, Kenzan and Ishin definitely are.)

Are you planning to pick up the Chaos;Head Noah / Chaos;Child Double Pack? And more importantly, whose eyes are those eyes?

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