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2064: Read Only Memories Coming to PS4, PS Vita on August 16

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We’re very excited to announce that 2064: Read Only Memories will be coming to PS4 and Vita on August 16!

I’m a big fan of games that let you explore a new world but also let you carve your name into it. That’s why we’ve worked to really cultivate a complex world for players to explore in a way that’s personalized to them.

In 2064: Read Only Memories, you are hurled into a mystery that quickly escalates until you’re in well over your head. You play the role of a journalist trying to find your missing friend while uncovering the truth and hopefully a good story. This journey takes you through the places and people of Neo San Francisco in the year 2064. As you explore, you will meet a host of colorful characters that may help, or hinder, your path to the answers you’re seeking.

Initially, our characters could only express themselves through animation and sound effects. Bringing in voice acting added a new layer of expression and immersion that we couldn’t fully explore before. Sometimes tone can easily get lost in the writing, and the addition of voice acting not only helps make things more understandable, but it also greatly complements and strengthens the content that we already had.

With our new voices, we’ve worked super hard to find an amazingly talented and diverse cast to tell the story. Some of these characters may be more familiar than you expect, from Melissa Hutchison, voice of Clementine in The Walking Dead, to UpUpDownDown’s Austin Creed (a.k.a. WWE Superstar Xavier Woods), and even Jim Sterling, host of The Jimquisition. You will find 29 fun, scary, goofy, but most importantly very memorable voices in 2064: Read Only Memories.

We’ve been sitting on all of these big names and I’m thrilled to finally announce that we’ll be bringing these voices to you exclusively on PS4 and PS Vita consoles on August 16 2016! It will feature cross buy support, because I hate being torn between going portable or having a bigger screen while being confined to a pretty cozy couch.

You’ll definitely love 2064: Read Only Memories if you’re a fan of games like Phoenix Wright, Dragon Age, and The Walking Dead. Anyone who loves a good story and interesting characters can easily lose themselves in the world of Neo-SF.

Since announcing our game would be joining the PlayStation family of big indie titles, we’ve worked hard on bringing something that we think is really going to push the boundaries of what sort of characters and stories you can expect to find in a game.

I know a lot of you have played the demos and met us on the show floors and we thank you for the patience and support and feedback these last few years. We can’t wait to bring our labor of love to PS4 and PS Vita.

Hope to see y’all in Neo-SF on August 16!

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dontknowsoldier said:

June 23rd, 8:33 am

Oh ****! This looks great! Thanks for bringing it to Vita, that’s where I’m gonna play it :D

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    jjames said:

    June 23rd, 7:53 pm

    The Vita is pretty darn rad, and it warms the heart seeing so many people enthused about 2064 being on it! Aaaaa ✧٩(ˊωˋ*)و✧

opikal said:

June 23rd, 8:36 am

This reminds me a bit of Snatcher, which I would love to have on PS4

opikal said:

June 23rd, 8:38 am

Will it have a platinum trophy?

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    jjames said:

    June 23rd, 6:38 pm

    We do want to have a platinum trophy in the game, and we’re currently looking into how we can get one in there!

Gorvi said:

June 23rd, 8:44 am

Really looking forward to this one, and it’s great to hear that it’s Cross Buy. Is it Cross Save too?

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    jjames said:

    June 23rd, 6:34 pm

    Yes! We definitely want to have it cross save compatible so people can pick up right where they left off if they’re on the go.

beltsquid said:

June 23rd, 8:54 am

Dang, that’s a great cast! I already nabbed this for PC a few months ago, but I’ll happily double-dip coz I love this game so gosh darn much (besides gotta get those trophies) (not that I’ll 100% it because I don’t have it in me to be mean to Turing).

whereymyconary said:

June 23rd, 8:57 am

Looks like this might be up my alley.

medenko1975 said:

June 23rd, 8:59 am

wow, it looks bad.

creepysuitguy said:

June 23rd, 9:00 am

Thank you for bringing this to the Vita! Can’t wait to try it out!

dallow said:

June 23rd, 9:01 am

Really looks good.
Would love a physical release via @LimitedRunGames. You should partner up with them!

SugarSpocks said:

June 23rd, 9:09 am

This cast is absolutely amazing! When the voice of Gillian Seed from Snatcher started talking, I think I screamed.

This is definitely my type of game. I’d die if Limited Run Games could get a physical release happening for this as well.

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    jjames said:

    June 23rd, 7:35 pm

    Who knows what the future will bring ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ

Sikachuu said:

June 23rd, 9:14 am

Awesome! I sat and played the demo at PAX East 2016 and was really enjoying it. I’m glad that you finally able to release it on Vita.

Day 1 for me!

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    jjames said:

    June 23rd, 7:39 pm

    Aww yea! Thanks for stopping by and giving it a try. PAX East was a blast! The Vita always holds a special place in our hearts.

luvtoseek said:

June 23rd, 9:28 am

In for Vita!

MaDogNik96 said:

June 23rd, 9:54 am

Can’t wait to get this on my Vita! I had the same feeling as the first comment; this reminds me a lot of Snatcher (and then there’s that guest appearance!). It’s awesome to see voice acting added, but is it possible to turn it off? Not that I don’t like the actors (because I actually do!), but It would be a nice convenience for people that have that preference.

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    jjames said:

    June 23rd, 6:41 pm

    Yep! We understand that sometimes people want to just read without the distraction of voices, so there will be an option to turn them off in game.

Enderet said:

June 23rd, 10:29 am

This looks great guys! Thank you for supporting the vita. Please tell me this will have a platinum trophy!

death_nation100 said:

June 23rd, 11:04 am

Looks cool every scene is colorful like how the arcades used to be.

Clandestine33 said:

June 23rd, 11:48 am

Looking forward to this one! Definite Vita game for me!

Kishnabe said:

June 23rd, 12:49 pm

Visually reminds me of Policenauts.

Interesting to see Jim Sterling as a voice over.

Definitely interested in the Vita version.Was there any difficultly in making the vita version?

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    jjames said:

    June 23rd, 7:46 pm

    It’s a pretty solid piece of hardware, so no real difficulty. It also helps that we’re working in Unity right now, which the system already supports, and we don’t have any fancy shaders or lighting to deal with aside from the one that makes things snap pixel perfect on screen. The game feels really nice in a portable form with physical buttons. Very cozy.

Foxtail19 said:

June 23rd, 3:07 pm

I loved playing the original on Steam.

Great story and characters with a wicked 80’s inspired soundtrack.

Very happy to finally see it come to PS4.

And coming 3 days before my birthday, I couldn’t think of a better present. :)

Thanks Midboss!

pablikenemy79 said:

June 23rd, 3:39 pm

Day one buy, of course, Thanks for supporting Vita !

John-117 said:

June 23rd, 5:34 pm

YES!

Day one!

Foxtail19 said:

June 23rd, 5:52 pm

Definitely getting it when it comes out.

Are you guys planning a sequel anytime soon?

I’d love to see where your story goes from here.

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    jjames said:

    June 23rd, 7:05 pm

    Can’t really say anything that’s solid right now, but we’d love to explore and expand more of the world we’ve built here at some point!

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jjames said:

June 23rd, 7:03 pm

Can’t really say anything that’s solid right now, but we’d love to explore and expand more of the world we’ve built here at some point!

Devil240Z said:

June 23rd, 7:50 pm

Dan Ryckert is a monster.

Doctor_Hank_Pym said:

June 23rd, 8:14 pm

I was sold alone on Jim Sterling’s involvement, but just watched the full trailer — and WOW, what an interesting & diverse voice cast!! I love the look and style of it, and especially love your support of both the Vita and cross-buy. Day 1 purchase for me.

Summerwine41 said:

June 23rd, 9:54 pm

I have heard a lot of good things about this game, and the fact it has LGBT characters and concentrates on story is going to make this a must-buy for me!

    PanTheMan16 said:

    June 24th, 8:43 am

    The fact that it has heterosexual characters makes this a must-buy for me, as well!

SolidGear3 said:

June 24th, 8:43 am

Wowser. Been waiting forever for this as I’m a huge Snatcher fan. Crazy that Jeff Lupetin is doing VO work. I’ve been wanting a Snatcher 2 for 22 years. Never thought a game would be made in a similar style in this day and age. This is a day 1 for me!

batmabel said:

June 24th, 9:33 pm

Wow wow wow, hold on a sec. ROM, cross-buy AND Jim Sterling on the same thing? You guys just got a Day 1 purchase. I loved ROM so much, and I love Jim’s work, the cross-buy thing is just a plus, since I was already going to buy it for the PS4 anyway (and god knows my Vita need this).

Thank you so much for this. Looking forward!

SpacegirlRoxy said:

June 25th, 4:22 pm

Is there going to be an option to turn off the voices? I really enjoyed the original and would like the option to keep the voices off.

MoiBear9914 said:

June 25th, 10:16 pm

More games on sale

Jopie_Haargel said:

July 12th, 5:11 pm

Please release a physical version, just so I can buy two!

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