By Joe Sigadel / October 13th, 2015
Well it’s now Tuesday the 13th, so it’s about that time for us to pick up our PlayStation Vitas (or TVs) and prepare to be scared by Corpse Party: Blood Drive, the newest entry in XSEED Games/Marvelous USA’s visual novel horror series. This entry looks to be particularly creepy, and as we mentioned before, you can snag yourself a physical Everafter Edition, a nifty collector’s package for the biggest fans of the series. We have the official press release to share with you today, as well as a set of launch screenshots to get you excited and maybe even a little…anxious before you dive in. Check them out below the break!
The Scariest School Season Ever has Started— First Semester Concludes with Corpse Party: Blood Drive
XSEED Games Launches Cult Favorite Horror Anthology Finale Presented in Physical Format and in 3D for the First Time
Torrance, Calif. – (October 13, 2015) – XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that Corpse Party: Blood Drive has launched in North America exclusively for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system. For the first time ever in the Corpse Party series, the title has been released in physical format with the “Everafter Edition.” A standard edition of the game is also available digitally via PlayStation™Store.
Corpse Party: Blood Drive closes out the “Heavenly Host Elementary” storyline in this cult favorite visual novel-style horror anthology series. The final installment of the supernatural story that began with Corpse Party and continued in Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, Corpse Party: Blood Drive ups the ante by allowing players to explore Heavenly Host Elementary in full 3D for the very first time, with all of its formerly 2D environments meticulously recreated and greatly expanded.
New gameplay systems provide even more exciting interactions for players experiencing the gruesome finale to this tale of an inescapable, otherworldly school populated by vengeful spirits, including a dynamic lighting system aided by an in-game flashlight, talismans to protect the player characters from danger, deadly traps to disarm, cabinets to hide in, a stamina system that allows for limited dashing, and much more.
Presented with the original Japanese voiceovers for authenticity, Blood Drive features the return of previously offered gameplay elements such as binaural 3D audio for simulated surround sound and the screen-altering “Darkening” system, as well as bonus unlockables such as voice actor interviews, art, music, and more. Boasting 11 huge story chapters and 8 supplemental “Extra Chapters,” Corpse Party: Blood Drive caps off the Heavenly Host storyline in a big way, providing answers and shocking twists in equal measure.
Published in North America by XSEED Games, Corpse Party: Blood Drive is available exclusively for the PS Vita. The limited “Everafter Edition” (physical version only) is available for a suggested retail price of $49.99. The “Everafter Edition” contains a two-disc compilation of songs from Corpse Party, Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, and Corpse Party: Blood Drive, as well as a “Dying Art” grimoire featuring over 100 pages of artwork from throughout the franchise. The game is also available digitally via PlayStation™Store for $39.99. This title has been rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB. More information on the game can be found at the newly launched website http://www.corpsepartyblooddrive.com
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Source: Press Release
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