CHAOS;HEAD NOAH Steam Release Cancelled

Spike Chunsoft have today announced that the Steam (Windows PC) release of CHAOS;HEAD NOAH, which was expected to be released this year, has been cancelled as a result of Steam not allowing the game to be sold on their platform in its current form. The Nintendo Switch version meanwhile will still continue to be released as planned.

The announcement was made on the official Spike Chunsoft website as a blog post earlier today and can be found in full below:

Spike Chunsoft, Inc. today regrets to announce that it will not be able to release CHAOS;HEAD NOAH on Steam as originally planned due to Steam’s guideline-required changes to the game’s content. Spike Chunsoft, Inc. believes these changes would not allow the game to be released to its standards.

The company extends its sincerest apologies to all of the fans looking forward to this release.

The company is looking into delivering the title through alternative storefronts, and when details are decided will make another formal announcement. Until then your patience and understanding is appreciated.

Please also rest assured the Nintendo Switch version is not affected and will release on October 7, 2022, as scheduled.

As mentioned above Steam requested changes to be made to the game in order for it to be released onto the platform, however Spike Chunsoft believes that even if the changes were made it would still not get approved. As such Spike Chunsoft have decided to not release it. It’s unclear what content Steam were not happy with, but as far as we are aware this title does not feature sexual content.

This isn’t the first time that Steam have rejected Japanese styled content, or requested changes to a product, and even we’ve heard reports of other, smaller publishers, being instantly rejected without a chance of resubmitting. As of late Steam’s policy has become a bit of a minefield, with questionable titles being approved for release on the platform while other perfectly safe titles finding themselves being rejected.

So what does this mean? In short it means that CHAOS;HEAD NOAH will not be released onto the Steam platform, but Spike Chunsoft are looking at alternative options of releasing the game. CHAOS;CHILD meanwhile is already available on the Steam platform. The Nintendo Switch release of CHAOS;HEAD NOAH, and in turn the double pack including CHAOS;CHILD, will continue to be released as planned.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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