By Operation Rainfall Contributor / April 16th, 2016
XSEED recently announced that Corpse Party will be making it’s way over to the 3DS, as well as, given a PC release date. Fan questions quickly made their way over the team, where they took to their blog to address a handful of “Worries”.
They begin with addressing that the game will indeed by available across three platforms. The team states that “each of the three has something unique to offer, despite all being fundamentally the same game.”
Firstly, the 3DS will indeed be a fully voiced version of the game having the same Japanese-language voice recording that the PSP version came with. However, there are four “Extra Chapters” that are 3DS exclusive and these will not be voiced.
Secondly, the 3DS version will not be changed or altered in any way. However, they did have to change a Nokia ringtone, but the game will still be rated M.
Additionally, the team addresses that there will be a physical edition of the game on 3DS for players to purchase. Also, the rumor that the PC version is more gruesome than the rest has been made to be not true. To expand on this, the PC version was made episodically, verses the PSP release which was all at once. So during the episodes of the PC release they included additional death scenes and a hallway of blood. These will be included in the PC release.
XSEED has also posted text comparing three versions:
Number of Extra Chapters: 10. None exclusive to this version of the game.
Main benefits of playing this version: Vita and PSTV compatibility, making it overall the most accessible version of the game. Same platform(s) as its sequels.
Main benefits of playing another version instead:
– 3DS: Four more Extra Chapters, higher-res character sprites, 3D support for art stills, omnipresent Touch Screen menu, message log feature.
– PC: Completely different Japanese voice track with different nuances, one notably exclusive Extra Chapter, additional scenes and endings, original indie art, Steamworks features (achievements, trading cards, wallpapers, etc.), fast-forward feature, swanky text boxes.
Tagline: If you want to easily play Corpse Party on your living room TV, or you own a Vita or PSTV and want the entire Heavenly Host trilogy (Corpse Party, Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, Corpse Party: Blood Drive) in one place, the PSP version is for you!
Number of Extra Chapters: 14. Four exclusive to this version of the game.
Main benefits of playing this version: Exclusive Extra Chapters of considerable length and interactivity, which help fill in some gaps in the story and develop side characters who don’t otherwise get a lot of screen time. Higher resolution character sprites than its PSP counterpart, perfectly matching the resolution of the game’s background art (if this bothered you in the PSP version, you know exactly why this is so notable; if it didn’t, you’re probably just scratching your head right now!). Some new music tracks, including a really awesome arrangement of the classic Chapter 1 BGM.
Number of Extra Chapters: 4. One exclusive to this version of the game (but it’s a doozy!).
Main benefits of playing this version: Completely different Japanese voice track with different nuances, to such an extent that much of the game’s dialogue was re-edited to account for subtle shifts in mood and tone. The “Tooth” chapter from Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, fully recreated here in classic 2D adventure style; easily the biggest and most involved Extra Chapter in any Corpse Party game to date, thoroughly expanding upon its Book of Shadows counterpart and providing lots of new content both in terms of story and gameplay alike. The presence of a genuinely fast fast-forward feature, making ending collection a breeze. And last but not least… those beautiful, beautiful text boxes! Seriously, those have to be the swankiest, most mesmerizing text boxes I’ve ever seen.
In addition to this, the team has not announced a European release.
Corpse Party is coming to Nintendo 3DS at a later date, but the PC version will be released on April 25.