Here's the thing: I'm sure I posted on RPS ages ago about Corpse Party [official site] coming to PC round our way, but I cannot find any trace of it. But why wouldn't I post about a game named Corpse Party? A ghost must have eaten the post. Only reasonable answer. Point is, publishers Xseed Games today announced that Corpse Party will be hitting Windows on April 25th. I have now set up infrared cameras, microphones, EM sensors, and Yvette Fielding to monitor this post.
Corpse Party, then, is a horror adventure about schoolteens who jokingly do dark magic (schoolboy error!) and end up trapped in the ghost of a school torn down after a whole heap of murders. Good job, schoolteens! Terrible things are afoot, and I'm told the game boasts twenty 'wrong ends' including being "buried alive, forced to swallow scissors or cannibalized by a friend". Nice. That's what I want from a game called Corpse Party.
The game's history is a tangle of remakes and ports, starting with an RPG Maker game in 1996, but I thinkkk this release is based on the Windows remake from 2008? But if this precise history matters to you, I'm sure you already know the answer, so hey! Publishers Xseed Games explain:
"Localized directly from the original independent PC version, which was previously never released outside of Japan, the worldwide Windows PC release of Corpse Party will feature all the original art and voice-acting, as well as a bevy of new features exclusive to this version. Among other inclusions, such as multiple endings and scenes that differ from the PSP and upcoming Nintendo 3DS releases, this version boasts four bonus chapters on top of the game's five main story chapters, one of which is a PC-exclusive retelling of the 'Tooth' story from Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, recreated with added content in classic Corpse Party adventure style. Players seeking to complete every ending will find that this version also contains a speedy fast-forward function for seamless replayability."
Corpse Party will hit Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store on April 25th, priced at $14.99.
'Corpse Party', man!