Are you ready to go through the consequences of doing the Sachiko Ever After ritual again?
XSEED Games, the publisher of popular games like No More Heroes for Nintendo Switch and Grandblue Fantasy, recently announced that they would release an updated and expanded version of the popular horror game Corpse Party on 20 October 2021.
The game is a port of its 2011 release for the PlayStation Portable and iOS. As such, it is still displayed in a 16-bit format, although the visuals have been enhanced. The gameplay, the original five chapters, and their respective good and bad endings have not changed either.
(Corpse Party new arrival, Shirayume Miku, as she appears in the game.) Credit: XSEED Games
However, what sets the 2021 release apart from its predecessor is the addition of two new chapters, which expands on the relationship between the original cast members Shinozaki Ayumi and Kishinuma Yoshiki. The 2021 release will also feature two new characters, Shirayume Miku and Iwami Ryoka, and their own stories within the terrifying halls of Heavenly Host Elementary School.
Miku and Ryoka are fully voiced in Japanese, just like the game’s original cast. Satomi Akesaka will voice Miku while Mika Okamoto will voice Ryoka.
In addition to the two new characters, the 2021 release also features 16 Extra Chapters, which will flesh out the game’s lore, characters, and relationships. These Extra Chapters will be fully voiced in Japanese for the first time in the West.
Players will also get to enjoy the game’s binaural 3D recording techniques, which create a simulated surround sound experience and another level of immersion for headphone users for a taste of another dimension in horror.
The ESRB has rated Corpse Party’s 2021 release “M for Mature” for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. On the other hand, the PC version has yet to be rated as of the publication of this article.
The game will retail at $19.99 on Steam, PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 4, Microsoft Store for the Xbox, Nintendo Game Store, GOG, and Humble Store presented by Humble Bundle with a 10% launch week discount. However, PlayStation 4 users will need a PlayStation Plus subscription to avail of the 10% discount.
The original 1996 release of Corpse Party can also be bundled with the 2021 release’s PC version with a 25% discount, resulting in a retail price of $14.99.
Owners of either the original game or the 2021 release on Steam or GOG can get the other version on the same platform with a 25% discount.