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Via press release MangaGamer has announced that pre-orders are open for the second chapter of the Higuarshi When They Cry saga. In this chapter Keiichi encounters Shion, but who exactly is she? Can he survive the Hinamazawa curse and uncover the mystery?

The version features updated visual and sprites and will be available on Steam November 13th, or you can snag it direct from MangaGamer and get a Steam key included as well.  You can check out the press release below for even more information.

October 30th, 2015–Higuarshi When They Cry: Watanagashi is now available for pre-order from MangaGamer!

Higurashi When They Cry Hou – Ch 2 Watanagashi is now available for pre-order from MangaGamer! This November, you can enjoy the second chapter of this exciting Visual Novel that spawned the highly-acclaimed Higurashi anime and manga series on Steam for the very first time! With updated sprites and other visuals, fans won’t want to miss this new release!
In this chapter, Watanagashi, Keiichi encounters a brand new mystery in Hinamizawa – Shion. Who exactly is Shion? Is she really Mion’s twin? Is she just a facade that Mion uses to let her more feminine side out? Is she a split personality? Is she being manipulated by Oyashiro-sama to carry out the Hinamazawa curse?! Can you survive when Mion/Shion goes mad?!
Everyone purchasing through our website will also get a free Steam Key. Help spread the word on twitter with #Higurashi and introduce new fans to this remastered version of such a great series from 07th Expansion!
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Higurashi When They Cry Hou
he 58th year of Shouwa, early summer
It’s June, and the summer heat has arrived earlier than it does most years.
By day there are crickets, and by night there are cicadas.
We’re in Hinamizawa, a small village in the countryside.
There are fewer than two thousand people here. But every year, there is an event.
This event is a mysterious death.
(The series has run from 1979 to 1983)
On a certain day in June, someone dies, and someone else goes missing.
The series of deaths is connected to the upheaval surrounding the dam construction project.
A murder case that was covered up is being reenacted.
Is it a conspiracy? A coincidence? Or perhaps a curse?
Someone who was supposed to be there isn’t.
Someone who wasn’t supposed to be there is.
Someone who was alive last night is dead now.
And someone who is here right now isn’t alive.
So, there is no way to avert tragedy. There is no choice but to give up.
But don’t give up.
Only you can stand up to this.
Higurashi When They Cry Hou Ch. 2 – Watanagashi
Developer: 07th Expansion
Genre: Adventure
Price: $7.95
OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
Text Language: English, Japanese
Age Rating: Teen
Release Date: November 13th, 2015
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