XSEED Games last week announced Corpse Party (2021), an updated and expanded version of the cult classic Corpse Party, for an October 20th release in North America on PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store.
Corpse Party (2021) will be available at launch digitally for $19.99 USD on all platforms with a 10% launch week discount, though the discount on PS4 will be available only to PlayStation Plus members.
Kisaragi Academy student Mayu Suzumoto is transferring to a new high school, leaving behind a sizable group of friends and countless lovely memories. To help her cope with this move, her friend Ayumi has devised a seemingly innocent plan: the whole group will come together to perform a charm she found on the internet called “Sachiko Ever After”, which is supposed to bind all of its participants together as friends to the end.
This does not go as expected.
Following an intense earthquake, the group awakens to find themselves separated and trapped in an alternate reality version of Heavenly Host Elementary School, a tragedy-stricken institution that once stood on the site of their own school but was torn down long ago. Here, the vengeful spirits of elementary-aged children threaten their lives and their sanity, and the only hope of survival – much less escape – is to uncover the chilling details surrounding the murders of those trapped before them.
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.
Corpse Party was originally released on Nintendo 3DS in 2016.