Umineko | Featured
Umineko | Answer Arcs Cover
Time for the second act to begin!

Last year in July, MangaGamer released Umineko When They Cry – Question Arcs. The story followed the Ushiromiya family as they met for an annual conference to discuss the vast fortune that would soon be left to them by the aging head of the family. However, the conference soon turns dark as a murder occurs, followed by a riddle being left at the scene of the crime. The 18 people who were supposed to be secluded on the island suddenly fear there is a 19th person amongst them and thus the first half of a murder-mystery plays out.

Umineko | Golden Witch
Who is the Golden Witch Beatrice? We’ll soon find out.

Our own William Haderlie actually reviewed Umineko When They Cry – Question Arcs and gave it a perfect score since he was so impressed by it. So then, why do I bring all this up? It’s because the second half of the story is about to be told.

MangaGamer will release Umineko When They Cry – Answer Arcs on November 17, 2017, for $29.95. However, if you preorder the game before release it’ll only run you $26.95.

Umineko | Sad Expressions
Come now, where’s that stiff upper lip? It’s not like people are dying or anything.

If you’ve been looking for a good murder-mystery title or if you just need a break from all the eroge releases lately and just want something different, then give this a look.

Be sure to check out the trailer, gameplay footage, gallery and Press Release below.

October 20th, 2017 – MangaGamer Announces Upcoming Release of Umineko: When They Cry Answer 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?

The 2nd half of the series, the “Answer Arcs,” give you more and more information about the mystery behind the epitaph. Will you be able to solve the mysteries of Rokkenjima island? Or is this all just another game setup by the Golden Witch?

Similar to the original release of the Question Arcs, this release by MangaGamer features the original BGMs, the un-cut content of the game, multilingual functionality between English and Japanese, and updated graphics – but of course, you can switch back to the classic “meatclaws,” as the community refers to them, a tribute to the original art of the Umineko series.

Umineko When They Cry -Answer Arcs- is available for pre-order on MangaGamer at 10% off! The game will release on MangaGamer and Steam November 17th, 2017.

Umineko When They Cry Answer Arcs
Welcome to the world of Umineko When They Cry (When Seagulls Cry).
Welcome to the Rokkenjima of October 4th, 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 isolated island, western mansion, mystery-suspense gadget of the good old days to the fullest.

Umineko: When They Cry Answer Arcs
Developer: 07th Expansion
Genre: Adventure
Price: $29.95
OS: Windows XP, 7, 8, 10, Mac OS X, Linux
Text Language: English
Age Rating: All-Ages
Release Date: November 17th, 2017

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Benny Carrillo
A gamer since the days of the NES, this professional otaku adores Mega Man, Super Robot Wars, Yuri, Visual Novels, the Slice of Life anime genre, and of course Hyperdimension Neptunia. His mission on oprainfall is to help deliver the news straight to you.