XSEED Bringing Corpse Party to 3DS and PC in Two Unique EditionsThat's a whole lotta corpses coming our way soon.04.16.16 - 12:16 AM
The first time we saw a Corpse Party
title in North America was in 2011 on the PSP, but the series itself dates way back to 1996, when the first game hit Japanese PCs. This spring and summer, XSEED Games is bringing two unique editions of Corpse Party
to North America, one for Nintendo 3DS and one for Windows PCs.
First, the 3DS Corpse Party is a remastered edition of the 2011 PSP game, featuring completely redrawn, high-res character sprites and backgrounds, newly arranged music, 3D art stills, and even four all new extra chapters exclusive to this version. Corpse Party will be available this summer on the Nintendo eShop for $29.99 USD, and will also be available in the fancy "Back to School Edition" retail release for $49.99 USD. This version will contain an 80-song soundtrack CD, three of which are 3DS exclusive, and the two mini figurines of characters Naomi Nakashima and Seiko Shinohara, seen below.
You'll also want to check out the 3DS announcement trailer below, and our all-new Corpse Party 3DS gallery. Then come back here and we'll talk about the completely different PC release.
While this 3DS release wasn't previously known to be coming to North America, the PC release was planned for 2015, but is finally coming out... this month! The original Corpse Party was developed by Team GrisGris using RPG Maker, and has never seen release outside of Japan. The English release of the PC version will feature all of the 1996 original's art and voice acting, plus new PC-exclusive features such as multiple endings and scenes that differ from other versions. Also included are four bonus chapters, one of which is a retelling of Corpse Party: Book of Shadows' (PSP) "Tooth" story. Finally, similar to Square Enix's recent releases of Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy IX, the PC version will include a fast-forward function.
Interestingly, the PC release will not be rated by the ESRB. The 3DS version, expectedly, will receive an "M for Mature" rating.
Corpse Party for PC releases on April 25th for $14.99 USD, and will be available on Steam, GOG.com, and the Humble Store. Check out our Corpse Party PC gallery for screens, and the PC announcement trailer right here: