Umineko When They Cry -Question Arcs Launching on Steam

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Today MangaGamer is launching  Umineko When They Cry -Question Arcs  on Steam. This is the follow up series from 07th Expansion, the creators of Higurashi When They Cry. Longtime fan of their work have been waiting a long time for an official Western release so this is very exciting news. Here are some screenshots from the release:


You can check out the full press release below for information about the story and features, or you can head over to the Steam page.

July 8th, 2016–MangaGamer Releases Umineko When They Cry -Question Arcs-!
In Umineko, the player will join Battler, a scion of the wealthy Ushiromiya family, as he attends their annual reunion on the island of Rokkenjima for the first time in six years. However, that night, a disaster falls upon the Ushiromiya family, and they all begin to fear for their very lives. Battler’s cousin Maria believes the golden witch Beatrice has returned and committed murder through magic, but Battler doesn’t believe in such a fantasy. Still, could anyone in his family really have killed their own kin for the sake of riches? You know both the situation leading up to the incident and its tragic result, but the course of events is an enigma, and no one willing to share the whole truth. What really happened on Rokkenjima that night?
These first four arcs, the “Question Arcs,” will explore several different ways in which events of the murder may have played out. None are certain. All bear truth. Many questions will posed, yet few will be answered. Can you solve the mystery by the end? Or will it take more to unravel the hidden truth? Accompanied by a soundtrack worthy to deem this prose a ‘sound novel’ just by itself, this enticing tale is a must-read for anyone who enjoys thinking outside the box.
Umineko When They Cry -Question Arcs- is now available on MangaGamer, and will be available on Steam later today. Order now to get 10% off while this offer still lasts!
Umineko When They Cry -Question Arcs-
Welcome to the Rokkenhima Island of October 4, 1986.
You have been given a chance to catch a glimpse of the family conference held annually by the Ushiromiya family. the remaining life in the old family head who has built up a vast fortune is very slim. To his children, the greatest point of contention at this family conference is the distribution of his inheritance.
Everyone desires all that money, no one relents, and no one believes.
Who will gain the old head’s vast inheritance?
Where is the 10 tons of gold that the old head is said to have hidden?
Can the unnerving riddle of the epitaph which is said to point to the location of that gold be solved?
In the midst of this, a suspicious letter is sent from one claiming to be a witch. The presence of a 19th person on this island, which should only have 18, begins to hang in the air. Brutal murders repeat, and unsolvable riddles are left at the scene.
How many will die? How many will live? Or will everyone die?
Is the culprit one of the 18, or not?
Is the culprit a human, or a witch?
Please, enjoy this isolate island, western mansion, mystery-suspense gadget of the good old days to the fullest.
Umineko When They Cry -Question Arcs-
Developer: 07th Expansion
Genre: Adventure
Price: $24.95
OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, Mac OSX, Linux
Text Language: English, Japanese
Age Rating: Teen
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