By Crystal Colwell / April 25th, 2016
Original Indie Release Haunts Steam, GOG.com, and Humble Store for the First Time Outside of Japan with Exclusive Bonus Chapter and Features
Torrance, Calif.—April 25, 2016— XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that the much-lauded cult classic horror adventure, Corpse Party, is now available worldwide for Windows PC on Steam, GOG.com, and the Humble Store by Humble Bundle with exclusive content and features. Originally developed as an independent title by Team GrisGris, and previously released by XSEED Games for the PSP, Corpse Party is a chilling visual novel-style experience that takes players on a terrifying journey where each step could be their last.
Localized directly from the original independent Windows PC version known as Corpse Party: BloodCovered, which has never been released outside of Japan, this Windows PC release of Corpse Partyfeatures all of the original Windows 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 these is a PC-exclusive retelling of the “Tooth” story from Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, recreated with added content in classicCorpse Party adventure style. Players seeking to complete every ending will find that this version also contains a speedy fast-forward function for seamless replayability.
Developed by Team GrisGris and published by XSEED Games, Corpse Party is now available on Steam, GOG.com, and the Humble Store by Humble Bundle for $14.99. The Windows PC version of Corpse Party is not rated by the ESRB.
About Corpse Party
In Corpse Party, players take control of a group of Japanese high school students who inadvertently engage in a pagan ritual and find themselves inexplicably transported into a whole other space: an inescapable echo of a long-since demolished school building where a series of gruesome murders once took place. They must now evade the grasp of the tortured souls who roam the halls of the doomed Heavenly Host Elementary, lest they join the ranks of the dead themselves.
Corpse Party is presented using crisp 2D sprite graphics in a classic 16-bit style, brought to life with disturbingly detailed hand-drawn anime-style portraits and vividly descriptive text. The game’s old-school stylings leave players’ minds prone to wander, providing a uniquely engrossing horror experience that relies on imagination and immersion to convey an overwhelming sense of dread and prey upon the player’s own deepest fears. Put on a pair of headphones and Corpse Party becomes even more terrifying, with creepy background noises and distant voices that further heighten the terror of the game’s environment.
As players advance through Corpse Party, they will strive to avoid the game’s more than 20 “wrong ends,” in which tragedy takes over and one or more characters suffer a grim demise. Whether buried alive, forced to swallow scissors or cannibalized by a friend, wrong ends are often as disturbing as they are morbidly intriguing. To advance through the game, players must reach the one true ending in each of the game’s five chapters to unlock the next leg of the journey. The final two chapters then feature multiple true endings depending on how many characters survive the journey through the haunted school – and at Heavenly Host Elementary, survival is no easy task.
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