XSEED Brings “Corpse Party” to PC, Consoles this October

Publisher XSEED Games recently announced that an “updated and expanded” version of Corpse Party is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbone, SeXbox, and Steam PC on 20 October.

Aptly titled Corpse Party (2021), the new release will feature two additional chapters not included in the original 2010 release. The game will launch for $19.99 across all platforms via their respective digital storefronts, and all versions will receive a 10% launch week discount (the discount is limited to PlayStation Plus members on PS4… lame). The PC version will also be available as part of a discounted bundle with the original Corpse Party. (Keen!)

Here’s the official breakdown of Corpse Party (2021) from XSEED:

The haunted halls of Heavenly Host Elementary School are waiting for their next victim! Based on the cult classic that started the series in 1996, Corpse Party (2021) has been updated for the next generation of horror fans while retaining its 16-bit charm. In addition to the five main story chapters, each with multiple gruesome endings, the title features 16 “Extra Chapters” expanding the series’ lore, characters, and relationships, including two brand-new episodes introducing new characters with intriguing roles to play. The “Extra Chapters” included in this release are also fully voiced in Japanese for the first time in the West.

Key Features

Atmospheric Retro-Style Graphics – 16-bit-style visuals based on the original indie game’s designs paired with gruesome descriptions and heart-pounding sound design will have players’ imaginations running wild with visions of horror

Adventure-Style Gameplay Where Every Choice Counts – As a cross between a point-and-click adventure game and a battleless RPG, Corpse Party lets players explore every corner of Heavenly Host Elementary and make choices that significantly change the course of the story and its characters’ fates

New Extra Chapters Add to the “Fun” – Two original Extra Chapters expand on the relationship between series favorites Ayumi and Yoshiki, as well as introducing Miku Shirayume and Ryoka Iwami, two brand new characters with their own intriguing roles to play in the grisly legend of Heavenly Host Elementary

Innovative Sound Design – Listen to the fully voiced Japanese audio and enjoy another level of immersion thanks to binaural 3D recording techniques that create a simulated surround sound experience for headphone users for another dimension in horror

Interested? You can add Corpse Party (2021) to your Steam wishlist here.

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