XSEED Games has announced that it will publish Corpse (2021), a remake of corpse party, in the West on October 20. The game costs $19.99 with an introductory week discount of 10 percent and is available digitally for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
An official overview is as follows:
The haunted halls of Heavenly Host Elementary School await 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 story’s five main chapters, each with multiple gruesome endings, the title features 16 “Additional Chapters” that expand the series’ lore, characters, and relationships, including two brand new episodes that introduce new characters with intriguing roles to play. The ‘Extra Chapters’ in this release are also fully spoken in Japanese for the first time in the West.
The main features include:
- Atmospheric retro style graphics – 16-bit-esque visuals based on the original indie game designs, combined with gruesome descriptions and a heart-pounding sound design will unleash players’ imaginations 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 the fate of the characters
- Add new extra chapters to the “Fun” – Two original Extra Chapters expand the relationship between series favorites Ayumi and Yoshiki, introducing Miku Shirayume and Ryoka Iwami, two brand new characters with their own intriguing roles in the eerie legend of Heavenly Host Elementary
- Innovative sound design – Listen to the fully narrated Japanese audio and enjoy another level of immersion thanks to 3D binaural recording techniques that create a simulated surround sound experience for headphone users for another dimension in horror
Watch a trailer below.