“Corpse Party: Blood Drive” coming to Switch, PC on 10 October

Publisher XSEED Games has announced that Corpse Party: Blood Drive will launch on 10 October for not just PC, but for Nintendo Switch, as well, which is the first confirmation that a Switch version existed. Surprise, Nintendo fans! (Eh, we kinda suspected in 2018)

Originally developed by Team GrisGris in 2014 for the PlayStation Vita, Blood Drive is the sequel to the survival horror adventure game Corpse Party: Book of Shadows.

Here’s the official breakdown of the game:

While some members of Kisaragi Academy’s class 2-9 returned from their trip to the hellish, otherworldly elementary school known as Heavenly Host, many did not, and the survivors struggle on a daily basis to preserve the memories of those who were unfortunate enough to perish within its halls.

There is one ray of hope, however: an ancient tome known as the Book of Shadows. Class president Ayumi Shinozaki attempted to make use of its magic to resurrect her deceased friends once before, but only compounded the tragedy in the process. And now the book has been lost.

Or has it? When a spiritual photograph turns up, suggesting the Book of Shadows may now reside in the tattered remains of Heavenly Host, Ayumi becomes obsessed with finding it so she can make one last attempt to set things right.

What follows is nothing short of a nightmare.

Picking up two months after Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, Corpse Party: Blood Drive serves as the definitive conclusion to the Heavenly Host story arc.

Key Features:

  • The Best of the Old Returns Anew, Now with a Full HD Makeover – Full Japanese voice-overs, binaural 3D audio, and the Darkening system from Corpse Party: Book of Shadows return, but are now joined by HD visuals and a vastly improved framerate for a truly hi-res horror experience!
  • Highly Detailed 3D Environments with Dynamic Lighting – Players can use an in-game flashlight to experience Heavenly Host Elementary in full 3D for the first time, with all of its formerly 2D environments meticulously recreated and greatly expanded.
  • New Gameplay Systems for More Exciting Interactions – Run for your life, disarm traps, hide in cabinets from pursuers, and more; Heavenly Host now has far more ways to kill while also providing far more options for players to fight back.
  • A Lengthy and Stunning Conclusion to the Heavenly Host Saga – Boasting 11 huge story chapters and eight supplemental Extra Chapters, Corpse Party: Blood Drive caps off the Heavenly Host storyline in a big way, providing answers and shocking twists in equal measure.

Corpse Party: Blood Drive will be available on Steam, GOG, the Humble Store and the Nintendo Switch eShop for $19.99/£17.99/€19.99.

Source: Niche Gamer


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